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Kapitän 11-15-20 03:07 AM

U 112 Type IXB 1940/2020 - 3rd War Patrol - On approach path 'Heart'
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2707000)
Started a new career in August 2019, to commemorate the beginning of WWII, 80 years ago ...

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KTB - U 112

Thursday, 14 November 1940 - Bay of Biscay
- Third week at sea completed -

1200 - Qu.4465BF - Days Run: 194.7sm (24h)

1630 - Outgoing F.T.: To B.d.U.:
ETA point "Lore", 15.11., 1630h. - RST -

1724 - Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
RST: Next report when at point "Lore".

Cmdr.: "I consider it very risky to be sending radio messages from the escort points, as this could give this secret position away to the enemy."

2345 - Weather and visibility has deteriorated: ENE7/6, overcast, hazy, visibility 3sm, ~1000mb.

Continuing return voyage.

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

Friday, 15 November 1940 - Bay of Biscay

New B.d.U. operational orders to boats in front of the Northern Channel: German boats to transfer toward the east as far as 9°W - will be replaced by Italian boats. All boats west of 15°W, to send daily traffic report.

Skl.and B.d.U. request for reconnaissance patrols, NW of Scotland and the SW-Passage, between 52°30'N / 54°30'N and 12°W / 18°W, is confirmed by the Air Groups North and West.

1200 - Qu.4635BF - Days Run: 191.7sm (24h)

1637 - Outgoing F.T.: To B.d.U.:
Standing at Point "Lore". - RST -

1640 - Diving for trial dive to A+20.

Cmdr.: "I decide to dive immediately after sending the radio message, as not to be surprised by enemy air and/or surface vessels."

1739 - At reception depth. Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
RST: Reach point "Luci" on approach path "Herz" without escort.

1750 - Surfaced after 3.2sm (1h 10')

2112 - Outgoing F.T.: To B.d.U.:
ETA point "Luci", 16.11., 2100h. - RST -

2131 - Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
RST: Escort will stand at point "Luci", 16.11., 2200h.

2140 - Qu.5188BF - German Luftwaffe squadron group of 15-20 Ju-88 bombers ahead port, on course SSW.

Continue return transit on approach path "Herz".

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.

Kapitän 11-16-20 03:19 AM

U 112 Type IXB 1940/2020 - 3rd War Patrol - Rescued French fishermen in storm
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2707134)
Started a new career in August 2019, to commemorate the beginning of WWII, 80 years ago ...

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KTB - U 112

Friday, 15 November 1940 - Bay of Biscay

New B.d.U. operational orders to boats in front of the Northern Channel: German boats to transfer toward the east as far as 9°W - will be replaced by Italian boats. All boats west of 15°W, to send daily traffic report.

Skl.and B.d.U. request for reconnaissance patrols, NW of Scotland and the SW-Passage, between 52°30'N / 54°30'N and 12°W / 18°W, is confirmed by the Air Groups North and West.

1200 - Qu.4635BF - Days Run: 191.7sm (24h)

1637 - Outgoing F.T.: To B.d.U.:
Standing at Point "Lore". - RST -

1640 - Diving for trial dive to A+20.

Cmdr.: "I decide to dive immediately after sending the radio message, as not to be surprised by enemy air and/or surface vessels."

1739 - At reception depth. Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
RST: Reach point "Luci" on approach path "Herz" without escort.

1750 - Surfaced after 3.2sm (1h 10')

2112 - Outgoing F.T.: To B.d.U.:
ETA point "Luci", 16.11., 2100h. - RST -

2131 - Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
RST: Escort will stand at point "Luci", 16.11., 2200h.

2140 - Qu.5188BF - German Luftwaffe squadron group of 15-20 Ju-88 bombers ahead port, on course SSW.

Continue return transit on approach path "Herz".

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

Saturday, 16 November 1940 - Bay of Biscay

U 103 (Schütze) sights an incoming convoy in Qu.4475AM; U 137 (Wohlfahrt) sights an outgoing convoy in Qu.5159AM and incoming and outgoing traffic in front of the Northern Channel, in direction 250°.

0948 - SOS-Message from weather boat WBS4 Hinrich Freese: Being attacked by brit. Cruiser Najad and Trawlers Elm and Westorie. Position Jan Mayen.

1200 - Qu.5297BF - Days Run: 188.7sm - 185.5sm (22h 50') - 3.2sm (1h 10')

2110 - Outgoing F.T.: To B.d.U.:
During approach toward point "Luci", rescued 6 survivors of 2 French fishing vessels in heavy storm south of Ile de Croix. One other fishing vessel and the light ship have sunk as well but no survivors found. ETA point "Luci", 2200h. - RST -

2126 - Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
RST: Transmission failure. Please repeat last radio message.

2133 - Sending F.T.2110/16 again to B.d.U.

2207 - Point "Luci". Sea conditions improving: ENE4/3, overcast, hazy, visibility 3sm, ~1000mb.
Taking on escort (R-Boat).

Landing at Lorient under protection of Flak-Cruiser. Several damaged ships in Lorient roads, as well as, in outer and inner harbour basin.

2325 - Mooring boat at Isère.

- to be continued -

WolfyBrandon 11-16-20 06:46 AM

First patrol of the U-957 is in the books...

It was a long one (26 days) but worth it. I wanted to start my career off on a good note, so released every torpedo including exterior stores in exchange for 7 Merchants of 39,650 tons with little to no resistance.


WolfyBrandon

Kapitän 11-16-20 04:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WolfyBrandon (Post 2707377)
First patrol of the U-957 is in the books...

It was a long one (26 days) but worth it. I wanted to start my career off on a good note, so released every torpedo including exterior stores in exchange for 7 Merchants of 39,650 tons with little to no resistance.


WolfyBrandon


Great Job!

Kapitän 11-16-20 04:14 PM

U 112 Type IXB 1940/2020 - 3rd War Patrol - Back in base
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2707344)
Started a new career in August 2019, to commemorate the beginning of WWII, 80 years ago ...

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KTB - U 112

Saturday, 16 November 1940 - Bay of Biscay

U 103 (Schütze) sights an incoming convoy in Qu.4475AM; U 137 (Wohlfahrt) sights an outgoing convoy in Qu.5159AM and incoming and outgoing traffic in front of the Northern Channel, in direction 250°.

0948 - SOS-Message from weather boat WBS4 Hinrich Freese: Being attacked by brit. Cruiser Najad and Trawlers Elm and Westorie. Position Jan Mayen.

1200 - Qu.5297BF - Days Run: 188.7sm - 185.5sm (22h 50') - 3.2sm (1h 10')

2110 - Outgoing F.T.: To B.d.U.:
During approach toward point "Luci", rescued 6 survivors of 2 French fishing vessels in heavy storm south of Ile de Croix. One other fishing vessel and the light ship have sunk as well but no survivors found. ETA point "Luci", 2200h. - RST -

2126 - Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
RST: Transmission failure. Please repeat last radio message.

2133 - Sending F.T.2110/16 again to B.d.U.

2207 - Point "Luci". Sea conditions improving: ENE4/3, overcast, hazy, visibility 3sm, ~1000mb.
Taking on escort (R-Boat).

Landing at Lorient under protection of Flak-Cruiser. Several damaged ships in Lorient roads, as well as, in outer and inner harbour basin.

2325 - Mooring boat at Isère.

- 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 16 Nov., 2325h -

The totals of this 3rd war patrol with U 112 and 11th war patrol overall are:

Traveled surfaced: 4827.2sm - 21 days, 14h, 23min.
Traveled submerged: 103.2sm - 1 days, 21h, 2min.
Traveled total: 4930.4sm - 23 days, 11h, 25min.

Torpedo hits: 8 (7 ships sunk and 1 damaged)
Torpedo misses: 3 when the convoy was turning away.
Torpedo failures: 2 Eto (Pi-G7H) hit but failed to ignite and 1 Ato understeered in heavy sea 7/6.


6 cargo ships of 39151ts and 1 Auxiliary Cruiser of 12367ts sunk, for a total of 51518ts.

Of these, 3 steamers of 23805ts and the Auxiliary Cruiser were sunk out of convoy OB-238.
Also, 1 tanker of 18192ts was torpedoed during this convoy battle.

3 cargo ships sunk for 15346ts, each travelling independently.

Crash Dives: 2 - 1 from convoy escorts and 1 from an armed merchant.

Depth Charges: In all, 80 Wabos were dropped on the boat, inflicting no damage.

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.


Kapitän 11-17-20 03:36 PM

U 112 Type IXB 1940/2020 - 3rd War Patrol - Awards & Promotions Ceremony
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2707447)
Started a new career in August 2019, to commemorate the beginning of WWII, 80 years ago ...

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- continued from 16 Nov., 2325h -

The totals of this 3rd war patrol with U 112 and 11th war patrol overall are:

Traveled surfaced: 4827.2sm - 21 days, 14h, 23min.
Traveled submerged: 103.2sm - 1 days, 21h, 2min.
Traveled total: 4930.4sm - 23 days, 11h, 25min.

Torpedo hits: 8 (7 ships sunk and 1 damaged)
Torpedo misses: 3 when the convoy was turning away.
Torpedo failures: 2 Eto (Pi-G7H) hit but failed to ignite and 1 Ato understeered in heavy sea 7/6.


6 cargo ships of 39151ts and 1 Auxiliary Cruiser of 12367ts sunk, for a total of 51518ts.

Of these, 3 steamers of 23805ts and the Auxiliary Cruiser were sunk out of convoy OB-238.
Also, 1 tanker of 18192ts was torpedoed during this convoy battle.

3 cargo ships sunk for 15346ts, each travelling independently.

Crash Dives: 2 - 1 from convoy escorts and 1 from an armed merchant.

Depth Charges: In all, 80 Wabos were dropped on the boat, inflicting no damage.

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

Sunday, 17 November 1940 - Lorient

Awards & Promotions:

Upon arrival in Lorient, the Senior Midshipman and acting II.W.O., was promoted to Ltnt.z.S., and was awarded with the E.K.I. He also received additional Torpedo Training in Lorient.

The Warrant Quartermaster, was also, rewarded with the E.K.I.

A Machinist’s Mate-D 2cl., was promoted to Warrant Machinist-D.

A Fireman-D 1cl. and a Fireman-E 2cl., were awarded with the E.K.II.

15 crew members were awarded with the U-Boot-Kriegsabzeichen in Bronze.

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.

Kapitän 11-18-20 02:32 PM

U 112 Type IXB 1940/2020 - 3rd War Patrol Completed
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2707642)
Started a new career in August 2019, to commemorate the beginning of WWII, 80 years ago ...

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KTB - U 112

Sunday, 17 November 1940 - Lorient

Awards & Promotions:

Upon arrival in Lorient, the Senior Midshipman and acting II.W.O., was promoted to Ltnt.z.S., and was awarded with the E.K.I. He also received additional Torpedo Training in Lorient.

The Warrant Quartermaster, was also, rewarded with the E.K.I.

A Machinist’s Mate-D 2cl., was promoted to Warrant Machinist-D.

A Fireman-D 1cl. and a Fireman-E 2cl., were awarded with the E.K.II.

15 crew members were awarded with the U-Boot-Kriegsabzeichen in Bronze.

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

Monday, 18 November 1940 - Lorient

Clearing out of boat. Placing boat in dry dock for Shipyard Overhaul. Routine work by the crew throughout.

The crew is given leave in two watches of 3 weeks each, with 2 weeks overlapping during Christmas and New Years.

Third war patrol with U 112 and eleventh war patrol overall completed.

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.

WolfyBrandon 11-30-20 05:05 PM

https://i.ibb.co/2NGHPG6/Patrol-02.jpg

July 20, 1941


After an extended shore leave from the long and successful first patrol, U-957 is now fully loaded with fuel, provisions, & torpedoes, and is currently heading out on her second patrol to patrol grid [BE13]

WolfyBrandon

Huno41 12-02-20 03:05 PM

U-52 VIIB, Patrol 10, July 21 1940
 
I was thinking this was gonna be a boring patrol but so far it's going very well.

Spotted a fast moving warship just northwest of Scapa Flow, looked like a light cruiser. I quickly maneuvered around for an intercept course at full speed and recognized it as a Fiji class. Once in position 600 meters sent 2 fish and both hit, it quickly sunk, returning to course now.

2 days later found a small task force of 2 auxiliary cruisers and a destroyer, i quickly got into position but they changed course and i couldn't get into an good position in time. could only shoot the rear auxiliary and so i did, 20 seconds later a torpedo impact in the stern followed by a huge explosion caused by a magazine detonation. managed to get away with no problems.

Now heading south towards my patrol grid near Gibaltrar strait, sunk one medium cargo and a large merchant.

foo_jam2002 12-03-20 08:30 AM

So, i am in my 13th patrol, end of 1940, i just got my new sub, the VIIB i think, 12 torpedoes, underwater range to help me stay undetected and it's the first time i have to patrol so far, at the Ireland coasts.

North of Great Britain, i detect my first convoy, 13 cargo ships, 1 destroyer leading them and 1 behind but kind of northward. I line up, measure the speed of one cargo, i do my manual targeting (i should make another post about my way of doing this, as an inexperienced player) and i hit it. As i was going away, i hit another one, one of the last in line cargo ships.

Being happy with the results, i steer clear from there with just 2 knots and silent running on. Well, now it's been maybe 2 days after and i haven't seen a notification about the ships being sunk. Was i so unlucky? Both of them managed to get to a port before they sink? One of them had caught 🔥. Are these one of these unlucky moments or is it a bug? I mean, if you don't keep an eye on the ship that you hit, you don't get the tonnage?

Any thoughts from more experienced players are welcome. Stay safe.

Huno41 12-03-20 09:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by foo_jam2002 (Post 2711055)

One of them had caught 🔥. Are these one of these unlucky moments or is it a bug? I mean, if you don't keep an eye on the ship that you hit, you don't get the tonnage?

Any thoughts from more experienced players are welcome. Stay safe.

You only get the kill if you around 20km from the ship iirc and fire does not damage them in the stock game however there's a mod for it

foo_jam2002 12-03-20 09:28 AM

I forgot to mention that i use the grey wolves mod/expansion. I was close to the ships for some time but i didn't know that i had to be relatively close. It probably had happened before and i didn't know then either. This means that i have to be close to danger in order to confirm the tonnage. Too bad. Thanks.

Seth Buttercrump 12-03-20 11:58 AM

First GWX campaign
 
I am currently battling through my first GWX campaign and have just completed my 33rd patrol during august 1943. It certainly gives a new lease of life to SH3 gameplay, and it is still my favourite sub game, having owned the original since 2005. My PC isn't really up to playing the newer ones anyway :)



My tonnage total is just short of the million mark, and the highlight so far was sinking HMS Hood in 1939. That was an interesting encounter, north of Scotland where I managed to penetrate the Task Force and hit her with 4 torpedoes, sneak away avoiding detection (not so easy later in the war of course) and then returned to find she was limping back towards Scapa Flow at 2 knots with her escorts a mile or two further ahead. 2 more torpedoes finished the job!

Huno41 12-04-20 09:19 AM

U-52 VIIB, Patrol 10, August 4 1940
 
As I was sailing by in CG86 when my game suddenly started lagging, dropped tc and went to periscope depth to listen to hydrophones. I could hear destroyers and warships. Got into visual range and saw HMS Hood, An illustrious carrier, a BB and 2 Light cruisers heading straight for me, quickly maneuvered around to an opening on the task force screen, and then they changed course :/\\!!

HMS hood was extremely close just 400m, made a quick solution and fired 3 fish on it and one on the carrier just behind and prayed they would all hit, for my surprise they all did, so I went ahead flank turned around and fired my stern tube on the carrier. ITS A HIT! Illustrious carrier sunk 23k tons.
Dived as fast I could and got the kill confirmation for HMS Hood, now I just had to make it out alive. Just after a few minutes of DC attacks managed to get away safely :)

foo_jam2002 12-12-20 09:23 AM

Something new happened when i saw a lone burning ship coming my way. After i hit one convoy ship and after the convoy had moved away (again, i didn't get the tonnage because i couldn't stay close for long, it's not realistic but this is another topic), this burning ship was moving southwards slowly, near Stornoway.

I wanted to finish the job, thinking it must be one of the 2 ships i hit in my first convoy encounter earlier, for which i never got the tonnage either (i made a post).

I was about to position my uboat to sink it once and for all but a coastal vessel appeared out of nowhere so i kept a distance, about 2 km and i was following it till it eventually sunk. I was expecting my sailors to cheer but i didn't get the tonnage...

Was it possible that a friendly uboat had caused the damage to that ship? I highly doubt it because that ship was not far from the point i hit it a few days earlier. At this time the game has become frustrating, it doesn't make sense that i have hit 3 ships, one sunk in front of me but my tonnage is 0 from these 3.


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