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Texas Red 09-22-20 09:11 PM

Started a new career in a type II duck with the Onealex mod, even after completing the game I cannot put it down!


August 1, 1939
Entry Log: 0001
Oblt Willi Goft, U-21, type IIA

I recieved my first command, though not as powerful and beautiful as a VIIB or a VIIA, the U-21 is still a fine sub. The type IIA is smaller and weaker, but I think of this as a challenge that needs to be fought, the FdU is testing me. In due time I will get a better boat.
The FdU has given us an assigned patrol grid of AO41, and we departed today from the Weddigen Flotilla based at Kiel. The weather was nice at first but now as we transit the Kaiser-Wilhelm Canal, it has started to storm, we are only experincing obscure lightning and thunder for now. I can see a giant wall of rain ahead of us, boy am I glad to not be a 2WO anymore, I could not stand those days out in the pouring rain and in horrible weather.

Signed,
Willi Goft

Texas Red 09-22-20 09:12 PM

By the way, Kapitan, are you using no time compression? Real-time gameplay?

Kapitän 09-23-20 02:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by the beast (Post 2696875)
Started a new career in a type II duck with the Onealex mod, even after completing the game I cannot put it down!


August 1, 1939
Entry Log: 0001
Oblt Willi Goft, U-21, type IIA

I recieved my first command, though not as powerful and beautiful as a VIIB or a VIIA, the U-21 is still a fine sub. The type IIA is smaller and weaker, but I think of this as a challenge that needs to be fought, the FdU is testing me. In due time I will get a better boat.
The FdU has given us an assigned patrol grid of AO41, and we departed today from the Weddigen Flotilla based at Kiel. The weather was nice at first but now as we transit the Kaiser-Wilhelm Canal, it has started to storm, we are only experincing obscure lightning and thunder for now. I can see a giant wall of rain ahead of us, boy am I glad to not be a 2WO anymore, I could not stand those days out in the pouring rain and in horrible weather.

Signed,
Willi Goft

FYI: In the type II boats, the Cmdr was also the I.W.O. ;-)

Kapitän 09-23-20 02:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by the beast (Post 2696877)
By the way, Kapitan, are you using no time compression? Real-time gameplay?

Yes, the max. time compression I use is x64. I'm just simulating a uboat career according to the real calendar ....

Fifi 09-23-20 03:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2696900)
Yes, the max. time compression I use is x64. I'm just simulating a uboat career according to the real calendar ....

Wow! That is a game of patience!
That way you have time to see events coming! :Kaleun_Thumbs_Up:

Kapitän 09-23-20 03:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fifi (Post 2696901)
Wow! That is a game of patience!
That way you have time to see events coming! :Kaleun_Thumbs_Up:

Works out pretty good this way, since I have limited time due to my job.

Kapitän 09-23-20 03:40 AM

U 112 Type IXB 1940/2020 - 2nd War Patrol
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2696724)
Started a new career in August 2019, to commemorate the beginning of WWII, 80 years ago ...


++++

KTB - U 112

Sunday, 22 September 1940 - St.Nazaire

Received operational orders for second war patrol with U 112 and tenth war patrol overall:
- At escort point "Tanne", send transfer message 10°West
- Deep dive trial at 200m-Line
- Take up position in patrol line in front of Northern Channel, in Marqu.49AM.

2140-2150 - Qu.6515BF - N2/2, clear, vis.16000, >1000mb
- Leaving St.Nazaire lock. Taking on escort, distance 400m.

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.


Started a new career in August 2019, to commemorate the beginning of WWII, 80 years ago ...

++++

KTB - U 112

Monday, 23 September 1940 - First Day of Autumn -

0245 - Escort point "Nanni1" on 50m-line, 5h from St.Nazaire. Released escort.

0441 & 0800 - Incoming success reports from U 138 (Lüth) and U 31 (Prellberg).

1200 - Qu.5555BF - Days Run: 178.1sm (14h 30') - since St.Nazaire

1350-1425 - Evaded neutral convoy on surface.

1540 - Point "Tanne". Dive trial to 50m and A+20.

1610 - Surfaced.

1615 - Sent transfer message 10°W.

1627 - Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
RST: Message received. Next status and weather report in 24h.

1632 - Diving from two pair of twin engine airplanes in 25°true, on heading SSW, E=12000. At T=50 no bombs. Boat remains submerged.

1707 - Surfaced.

Cmdr.: "Again, aircraft appeared within minutes after sending a radio message. Suspecting the enemy's ability to intercept and to get bearing on our radio frequencies."

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.

Texas Red 09-23-20 08:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2696899)
FYI: In the type II boats, the Cmdr was also the I.W.O. ;-)

Ah, you learn something relevant to your intrests everyday, well, almost.

Quote:

Yes, the max. time compression I use is x64. I'm just simulating a uboat career according to the real calendar ....
Pretty hard-core, I would never be able to do that!

Texas Red 09-23-20 09:22 PM

August 13, 1939
Entry Log: 0002
Oblt Willi Goft, U-21, type IIA

We have completed our first wartime patrol! We travelled mostly submerged once we made it out of the Kaiser-Wilhelm Canal and past Heligoland, we came across several merchant ships of diffrenent countries, even a few American ones! The weather was quite rough as well. The boat was being slammed around in the turbulent waters of the North Sea. I was nearly washed off of the bridge myself! Even the saltiest sailor would get terrible seasickness.
We transisted the Brunsbuttel locks at 0550 on August 2, and we reached our patrol grid by August 5. We completed our patrol and FdU ordered us back to base because our fuel and food supplies were dangerously low, we haven't sunk a ship yet but I awarded the 2WO and the LI the U-boat War Badge as the 2WO showed extreme skill and resillence in the rough waters and the LI because he had repaired the boat after we had struck shallow water in the Kaiser-Wilhelm Canal, our fuel tank was moderately damaged and we lost an estimated 6% of fuel before sealing the tank.
The FdU was neither impressed or dissatisied with my performance.
We brought on several new crew memebers after our last patrol ended.
We await new orders from FdU

Signed,
Willi Goft

Kapitän 09-24-20 02:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by the beast (Post 2697040)
August 13, 1939
Entry Log: 0002
Oblt Willi Goft, U-21, type IIA

We have completed our first wartime patrol! We travelled mostly submerged once we made it out of the Kaiser-Wilhelm Canal and past Heligoland, we came across several merchant ships of diffrenent countries, even a few American ones! The weather was quite rough as well. The boat was being slammed around in the turbulent waters of the North Sea. I was nearly washed off of the bridge myself! Even the saltiest sailor would get terrible seasickness.
We transisted the Brunsbuttel locks at 0550 on August 2, and we reached our patrol grid by August 5. We completed our patrol and FdU ordered us back to base because our fuel and food supplies were dangerously low, we haven't sunk a ship yet but I awarded the 2WO and the LI the U-boat War Badge as the 2WO showed extreme skill and resillence in the rough waters and the LI because he had repaired the boat after we had struck shallow water in the Kaiser-Wilhelm Canal, our fuel tank was moderately damaged and we lost an estimated 6% of fuel before sealing the tank.
The FdU was neither impressed or dissatisied with my performance.
We brought on several new crew memebers after our last patrol ended.
We await new orders from FdU

Signed,
Willi Goft


Yep, it's not always "Shine & Glory" ...

Kapitän 09-24-20 03:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by the beast (Post 2697033)
Ah, you learn something relevant to your intrests everyday, well, almost.

:up:

Quote:

Originally Posted by the beast (Post 2697033)
Pretty hard-core, I would never be able to do that!

Gives it real sense of realism in terms of how long this conflict actually lasted but also, how quickly time can pass: On one hand, I can't believe, it's been 1 year already since the start of the war and on the other hand, my career will not be over until May 2025!

Kapitän 09-24-20 03:09 AM

U 112 Type IXB 1940/2020 - 2nd War Patrol - Steamer sunk
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2696903)
Started a new career in August 2019, to commemorate the beginning of WWII, 80 years ago ...

++++

KTB - U 112

Monday, 23 September 1940 - First Day of Autumn -

0245 - Escort point "Nanni1" on 50m-line, 5h from St.Nazaire. Released escort.

0441 & 0800 - Incoming success reports from U 138 (Lüth) and U 31 (Prellberg).

1200 - Qu.5555BF - Days Run: 178.1sm (14h 30') - since St.Nazaire

1350-1425 - Evaded neutral convoy on surface.

1540 - Point "Tanne". Dive trial to 50m and A+20.

1610 - Surfaced.

1615 - Sent transfer message 10°W.

1627 - Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
RST: Message received. Next status and weather report in 24h.

1632 - Diving from two pair of twin engine airplanes in 25°true, on heading SSW, E=12000. At T=50 no bombs. Boat remains submerged.

1707 - Surfaced.

Cmdr.: "Again, aircraft appeared within minutes after sending a radio message. Suspecting the enemy's ability to intercept and to get bearing on our radio frequencies."

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.

Started a new career in August 2019, to commemorate the beginning of WWII, 80 years ago ...


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KTB - U 112

Tuesday, 24 September 1940 - Bay of Biscay

0424 - Incoming SOS from Catapult Ship "Ostmark": Torpedoed by enemy submarine outside of St.Nazaire!

1200 - Qu.1855BF - Days Run: 317.5sm - 314.2sm (22h 55') - 3.3 (1h 05')

1401 - Norddeich Radio reporting on Kptlt. Schepke being awarded with the Knights Cross.

1415 - Qu.1815BF - Steamer sighted bearing 340°, on course 68°, speed 7kn. Identified as English M04B Steamer of 5650ts.

1431 - At E=8000 diving for submerged attack. "Battle Stations!"

1502 - Shot with Tube I, G7e, K-b (contact fuse), Running depth 4m, Torpedo speed 30kn.
Target distance 760m, Target angle 90°Stbd, Target speed 7kn, Firing angle 350°.
Own course 339°, own speed 1.6kn.
Hit under the bridge after 44 sec.!
Steamer continues with a list to stbd., turns away to port.

1506 - Shot with Tube II, G7e, K-b (contact fuse), Running depth 4m, Torpedo speed 30kn.
Target distance 810m, Target angle 90°Stbd, Target speed 5kn, Firing angle 37°.
Own course 339°, own speed 1.6kn.
Hit under the funnel after 55 sec.!

Cmdr.: "The torpedo hits, as the zig-zagging steamer turns to stbd., right into the torpedo path. Steamer capsizes to stbd. and sinks in less than 1 minute, with loud underwater explosions."

1511 - Surfaced and approached 3 boats with 9 occupants. Questioned and gave provisions and ran off on westerly course. "Dismissed from Battle Stations."

1615 - Sending sinking report to B.d.U.
1626 - Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
RST: Sinking report received.

1806 - Norddeich Radio reporting on the Battle of Dakar (Operation "Menace").

- to be continued -


Kapitän 09-24-20 02:21 PM

U 112 Type IXB 1940/2020 - 2nd War Patrol - Convoy sighted
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2697070)
Started a new career in August 2019, to commemorate the beginning of WWII, 80 years ago ...


++++

KTB - U 112

Tuesday, 24 September 1940 - Bay of Biscay

0424 - Incoming SOS from Catapult Ship "Ostmark": Torpedoed by enemy submarine outside of St.Nazaire!

1200 - Qu.1855BF - Days Run: 317.5sm - 314.2sm (22h 55') - 3.3 (1h 05')

1401 - Norddeich Radio reporting on Kptlt. Schepke being awarded with the Knights Cross.

1415 - Qu.1815BF - Steamer sighted bearing 340°, on course 68°, speed 7kn. Identified as English M04B Steamer of 5650ts.

1431 - At E=8000 diving for submerged attack. "Battle Stations!"

1502 - Shot with Tube I, G7e, K-b (contact fuse), Running depth 4m, Torpedo speed 30kn.
Target distance 760m, Target angle 90°Stbd, Target speed 7kn, Firing angle 350°.
Own course 339°, own speed 1.6kn.
Hit under the bridge after 44 sec.!
Steamer continues with a list to stbd., turns away to port.

1506 - Shot with Tube II, G7e, K-b (contact fuse), Running depth 4m, Torpedo speed 30kn.
Target distance 810m, Target angle 90°Stbd, Target speed 5kn, Firing angle 37°.
Own course 339°, own speed 1.6kn.
Hit under the funnel after 55 sec.!

Cmdr.: "The torpedo hits, as the zig-zagging steamer turns to stbd., right into the torpedo path. Steamer capsizes to stbd. and sinks in less than 1 minute, with loud underwater explosions."

1511 - Surfaced and approached 3 boats with 9 occupants. Questioned and gave provisions and ran off on westerly course. "Dismissed from Battle Stations."

1615 - Sending sinking report to B.d.U.
1626 - Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
RST: Sinking report received.

1806 - Norddeich Radio reporting on the Battle of Dakar (Operation "Menace").

- to be continued -


Started a new career in August 2019, to commemorate the beginning of WWII, 80 years ago ...

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- continued from 24 September 1940, 1806h -

2116 - Incoming F.T.2110/24: From B.d.U.:
B-Dienst reporting enemy convoy in Qu.1465BF, on westerly heading, speed 6kn.

Cmdr.: "Very likely a OB or OA-convoy."

2121 - Turning boat around on course east.

2247 - Incoming F.T.2240/24: From B.d.U.:
B-Dienst reporting that convoy 2110/24 is now positioned in Qu.1464BF, on course 260°, speed 6kn.

Cmdr.: "Seems to be either OA.218 from Methil or OB.217 from Liverpool."

2256 - "Smoke plume ahead to port!" Own heading is 118°. It's the forward sweeper. Slowly, the other ships come into sight. Turning boat around on course 260°.

2258 - Contact message sent:
"Gustav Gelb!" Convoy 2110/24 sighted in Qu.1464BF center. Course 260°. Speed 6kn. - RST -

Cmdr.: "Convoy comprised of 18 ships in 6 columns and 3 rows. 1 forward sweeper."

2348 - Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
RST: Free to attack! Keep radio silence! Be careful of escorts!

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.


Texas Red 09-24-20 07:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2697069)
Gives it real sense of realism in terms of how long this conflict actually lasted but also, how quickly time can pass: On one hand, I can't believe, it's been 1 year already since the start of the war and on the other hand, my career will not be over until May 2025!

I'll be out of school by the time your career is over!
It does indeed give you a sense of realism, I would like to do it when I am older and retired and I have a lot of time on my hands, but I am busy with school and other stuff.

Kapitän 09-25-20 01:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by the beast (Post 2697216)
I'll be out of school by the time your career is over!
It does indeed give you a sense of realism, I would like to do it when I am older and retired and I have a lot of time on my hands, but I am busy with school and other stuff.


Yes, very good you're staying focused on school :up:


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