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Leg 05-07-10 08:03 AM

8 October '42 off Alexandria
During a storm I intercepted some radar signals and headed to their source.
Dived at PD the hydrophone operator signaled 2 DDs and a merchant just a few kilometer far and slowing down. I rised the attack periscope and just ahead of me there was a big sinking liner. I fired a single torpedo to the sitting duck but no explosion was heard or seen; then I fired a second one and eventualy the liner (about 50k tons, probably the heaviest ship I ever sunk) went down slowly.

krashkart 05-07-10 08:43 AM

U-122 - November 12th, 1940


Returned to Lorient following unscheduled patrol vicinity Reykjavik. Air patrols light, encountered two medium aircraft. Surface patrols heavy. At least three groups sighted. Hydrophones indicated perhaps six to ten more warships in area but did not investigate further. Forced to engage twice, sank one destroyer and possibly one MTB or trawler. Suffered direct hit to forward deck, which killed all three gunners. Expenditure of 13 rounds 8.8cm, three TI torpedoes. One dud.

Harbor facilities patrolled regularly by light group. No presence of shore defenses detected by watch.

Vessels observed at dock:

Aux. cruiser
Southampton class
Destroyer (class undetermined)

Several medium-large tanker, light-heavy cargo/freighter.

Vessels destroyed:

Aux. cruiser
Southampton class

Expenditure of two TI torpedo, three TII torpedo.

No further damage to U-122. No further crew losses.


Of note: reports of two convoy vicinity Reykjavik, one I/B one O/B. Reserve of fuel prohibited safe pursuit - returned home.


Recommend primary AE47, alternates BD59/83 w/ resupply Belchen.

Jimbuna 05-07-10 10:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by armyguy (Post 1384810)
Ok guys i got up to 6.5k renown in my IID so do i get the IXB or save up a bit more and get the IXC

Go for the IXB and don't upgrade again until the IXD2 becomes available.

pickinthebanjo 05-07-10 01:32 PM

whats wrong with the IXC?

Snestorm 05-07-10 02:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pickinthebanjo (Post 1385165)
whats wrong with the IXC?

For one thing, it doesn't dive as fast as the IXB.
Aircraft. A L A R M !

armyguy 05-07-10 08:50 PM

Ok i going to get the IXB you get a lower dive time
and a higher submerged range but you get lower knots (by 0.1) and lower
range surfaced (8,700 vs 11,000)
edit
ok a big hello for the U-103
my ship is full of newbes bye bye full vet crew :haha:

TBoone 05-07-10 11:17 PM

My curent SH3 campaign
 
I've been running SH3 GWX 3 with SH3 Commander My ship is U-2535 a type XXI U-boat my crew is elite and from 1939 to late 1944 I've sunk over 1000000 tons of shiping including the HMS Revenge Battle Ship. Playing on 0% realism.:rock:

pickinthebanjo 05-08-10 12:51 AM

I see, I've been getting constant air attacks when I cross northern England so that is good to know. Though I'll probably stick to The VII

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Leg 05-08-10 03:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pickinthebanjo (Post 1385531)
I see, I've been getting constant air attacks when I cross northern England so that is good to know. Though I'll probably stick to The VII

Consider the IX is for long range patrols, in zones with few or no aircrafts around.

raymond6751 05-08-10 05:46 AM

I keep starting over
 
I've had this game since the day it came out and have been playing it too. I have never finished the campaign and very rarely finished a patrol.

My problem is that I love mods. I keep finding new ones to play. That involves starting in port, since I don't have the patience to wait until a patrol finishes.

I must see the new mod stuff.

Talk about eternal patrols ! :)

KL-alfman 05-08-10 06:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by raymond6751 (Post 1385628)
I must see the new mod stuff.


be sure to check out these newer ones:
- rik007's SH5-water for GWX
- FM New Interior
- wide-screen fix
- Hitman's GUI
- MaGUI 3.2.1

there are a lot more which were released lately.

Jimbuna 05-08-10 09:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pickinthebanjo (Post 1385165)
whats wrong with the IXC?

Nothing....but why waste renown when you can get the final IX model a short while after and have enough renown to rig her out with all the latest equipment?

Jimbuna 05-08-10 09:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TBoone (Post 1385510)
I've been running SH3 GWX 3 with SH3 Commander My ship is U-2535 a type XXI U-boat my crew is elite and from 1939 to late 1944 I've sunk over 1000000 tons of shiping including the HMS Revenge Battle Ship. Playing on 0% realism.:rock:

BE MORE AGGRESSIVE!! http://www.psionguild.org/forums/ima...ies/pirate.gif

Zedwardson 05-09-10 07:01 PM

Well, since my last guy died, starting a new one at the start of the war.


Setting sail on September 1st, Otto Van Graf and U-35 set sail, with the war in Poland just starting.

Heading to
grid BE61, the radio reports that Germany and england are at war, at is spotted by a pair of ASW Trawlers, french flagged, and is able to avoid them running silent. Soon he finds his first ship of the war, a Granville-type Freighter and torpedo strike and then finishes off with the deck gun, just as the boat is sinking, a shot goes over U-35 bow, and a A&B DD is headed to the boat, quickly getting submerged, Von Graf is shocked when the A&B breaks off at 1200 meters and goes broadside to the boat, right across its front tubes, not looking a gift horse in the mouth, the HMS Antelope is put to the bottom with a electric eel.

Further down the channel a Moter Boat and two
Coastal Freighters are put to the bottom by the deck gun, and then U-35 is chased away by some British Torpedo boats. U-35 heads west to the patrol grid.

A Naval Tugboat and a Passenger-cargo boat are put to the bottom on the western part of the channel, though two Irish tramp steamers had to be let go, being of the wrong nation.

Almost at the grid location, and down to four eels in the front, and two in the rear, Otto is gleeful when a massive convoy appears in ideal location, and quickly is intercepted.

coming in the eastern side of the convoy, he spots a Ore-carrier among small freighters, and launches a long steam torpedo strike, which hits, then is chased deep by a tribal, who does not detect the U-boat. So heading back to scope depth, the 2nd long steam eels from the tube five in launched, and hitting the same ore-carrier, this time the Tribal as more of a idea, and Otto watches as it gets closer and closer. (Stupidly) launching Electric Eels at it at 1200 and 1000 meter marks. staying calm as the Tribal has not indicated that it knows where the U-boat is in the choppy water, at 700 meters and the Eel is a direct hit, and the DD falls dead into the water, and is quickly sinks. No other escorts are in this convoy of approx 15 freighters, so spotting a large freighter, U-15 comes along side, and fires a shot from the stern, which explodes prematurely, reloading, and setting it to impact pistols, U-35 puts a Eel into the freighter, but it stays afloat, U-35 shadowed the convoy as long as they dared, and the Ore-Carrier eventually floundered, but it never was calm enough to use the deck gun, which would of added to the total greatly, as U-35 had to watch a unprotected convoy get safely in.


Patrol results
Crew losses: 0
Ships sunk: 9
Aircraft destroyed: 0
Patrol tonnage: 21923 tons




gazpode_l 05-09-10 07:22 PM

My previous skipper got D/C to hell so I started a new career (my 3rd this month).

My new skipper Walter Suhr has been assigned aboard u-93 (a vIIC) based out of Kiel. The only problem with Kiel is that it is right in the heart of Deutschland.

We've set out in March 1941 and have encountered one aircraft flying overhead, he did not fire but we were closer to norway than England.

We've been set a grid of AM21.

Just a few days out of port and although we are progressing through a storm we've yet to encounter anything i'm hopeful that I can last out this career a bit longer.

ALthough my career WILL be enforced by a REAL TIME holiday aboard a beneteau 331, provided the ash cloud and strikes allow us to even get to greece.

Regards
Gazpode


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