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gmuno 02-05-10 05:10 AM

I've to start a new career. My Type II U3 got sunk yesterday on her first war patrol at Sept. 8th, 1939. I've torpedoed a lonesome freighter east of the Firth of Forth. It sank, but 2 destroyers and 2 patrol boats closed in. One of the destroyers managed to damage engine room with a lucky throw and after that it was only a matter of time.
Well, here we go again.

Leandros 02-05-10 10:04 AM

Leutnant z. S. Paul Fischer - Patrol 1 - U-99 - March 8th 1942

Just arrived back in Lorient on my first command and with a very fresh crew. Left at March 3rd for the US East coast but hit upon a large convoy just outside Biscaya after BdU information. Too fat to let go. Was lucky with the positioning and the struggle developed into two stages. First, we were able to decimate the escorts and a couple of merchants.....




Then, after a long period of loading down reserve topedoes, we renewed the attack. Unfortunately the weather turned sour so we couldn't use the DG to finish off a couple damaged ones.









Not bad for a totally fresh crew and returned with 100% HI. Looking forward to next patrol with an even better trained crew. Even sunk an enemy submarine!






KL-alfman 02-05-10 06:55 PM

outstanding!
16ships with just 22eels!
just have to admire your achievements.

Obltn Strand 02-05-10 10:39 PM

I thought I was fast:shifty:

Leandros didn't waste any time
or fuel:salute:

Snestorm 02-05-10 11:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Obltn Strand (Post 1259525)
I thought I was fast:shifty:

Leandros didn't waste any time
or fuel:salute:

No. He sure doesn't play around.
Great results also!

BillCar 02-06-10 02:52 AM

The Death of U-332, the Birth of U-97
 
Oberleutnant z. S. Anton Jansen's Type VIIC (U-332) left Brest on the first of November, assigned to patrol grid CG88. Sank one coastal freighter en route to patrol grid.

Received radio message about a convoy, heading to Gibraltar. Made contact with them in rough seas three hours later – three ships were already burning. Just prior to launching torpedoes, was driven under by a Black Swan. Resurfaced and made contact again, this time picking off two tramp steamers from the back of the convoy before being forced under again. Resurfaced, made contact one last time, but was driven away.

Headed back towards CG88 and discovered another convoy. Forced under, as the seas were calm and the day bright. Detected and depth charged, forced to blow ballast to maintain station, but blew too much and popped up like a cork.

What happened next will go down in the history books.

U-332 sank, a Black Swan, a Flower corvette, and another Black Swan, all with the deck gun, and all within two minutes. By this time, all merchants in the convoy had opened fire. Went to periscope depth again and sank a passenger-cargo with the stern tubes. Severe damage, but U-332 managed to resurface and left the convoy behind, headed for Vigo to resupply.

En route to Vigo, U-332 struck another vessel in a storm. All hands were lost.

*****

Oberleutnant Theodor Winter, formerly 1 WO on U-31, has commissioned his first boat. On September 1st, 1940, while still a Leutnant, Winter left St. Nazaire in his boat, U-97, with orders to patrol grid BF13. En route, U-97 successfully damaged an attacking aircraft while suffering no damage herself.

Reaching BF13, U-97 spotted a Ceramic-type ocean liner. One torpedo fired under the keel with a magnetic pistol, but failed to detonate. Instead, U-97 used her deck gun to sink the ship, for 11,000+ GRT.

Seven hours later, U-97 picked up a merchant contact on hydrophones. Plotting a rough intercept course, she came across a medium cargo ship. One torpedo was fired with magnetic fuse, on an angle under the keel. This torpedo exploded, but proved insufficient to sink the ship. One impact pistol torpedo was fired, creating significant damage, but still not enough to sink the merchant quickly. A third torpedo, with magnetic pistol, was sent under the merchant's keel, breaking her in two for 5400 GRT.

It was only a few hours later that a second medium cargo entered U-97's patrol area. This one sank more easily, with one impact pistol to her engine room.

There followed three days of no ship sightings, and constant diving to avoid aircraft.

Finally, a small merchant was encountered by U-97. After being hit with one impact torpedo, she developed a severe list to port, but would not sink. While maneuvering, U-97 came under attack from an ASW Trawler. Forced to dive, she resurfaced to find the small merchant still traveling along her previous course, at roughly 3 knots. U-97 dispatched the small merchant with another impact torpedo.

U-97 then set course for St. Nazaire, docking on the 10th of September. Her first patrol had netted 23,619 tons of shipping, and a promotion to Oberleutnant z. See for Theodor Winter.

Leandros 02-06-10 06:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KL-alfman (Post 1259392)
outstanding!
16ships with just 22eels!
just have to admire your achievements.

Thank you! You know, the German U-boot commanders should have had a few months with SHIII before they were sent out.....:DL...

That said, I am only playing at 74 % difficulty. No need to take the work from my excellent subalterns....:hmmm:

Leandros 02-06-10 07:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BillCar (Post 1259647)
U-332 sank, a Black Swan, a Flower corvette, and another Black Swan, all with the deck gun, and all within two minutes. By this time, all merchants in the convoy had opened fire.

Boy, oh boy - this is certainly something for the history books. Particularly when one considers that all those surface vessels must have been simultaneously within artillery range of your boot....and at 100%.....!!!

BillCar 02-06-10 10:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Leandros (Post 1259770)
Boy, oh boy - this is certainly something for the history books. Particularly when one considers that all those surface vessels must have been simultaneously within artillery range of your boot....and at 100%.....!!!

It was very, very strange. The merchants couldn't find my range, but the Flower and second Black Swan each hit me once. I was playing on 100% with GWX 3.0 and a bunch of realism mods. Guess I was just lucky?

Lucky until my boat was destroyed by a collision, at least!

Submarine 02-06-10 11:27 AM

My new ship is setting out of harbor and headed to the English channel at coordinates AN13 for patrol. Wish me luck, its my first time playing SHIII in a long time :D

Leandros 02-06-10 11:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BillCar (Post 1259870)
It was very, very strange. The merchants couldn't find my range, but the Flower and second Black Swan each hit me once. I was playing on 100% with GWX 3.0 and a bunch of realism mods. Guess I was just lucky?

Lucky until my boat was destroyed by a collision, at least!

You must have been extremely lucky. Don't try it again.....:woot:....

Leandros 02-06-10 11:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Submarine (Post 1259933)
My new ship is setting out of harbor and headed to the English channel at coordinates AN13 for patrol. Wish me luck, its my first time playing SHIII in a long time :D

Hals und Beinbruch..!

Submarine 02-06-10 02:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Leandros (Post 1259949)
Hals und Beinbruch..!

Was off the coast of portland, UK encountered a UK destroyer and engaged. Was hit with 2 depth charges but I repaired the damage quick. Missed with all my torpedoes, then surfaced for a last stand with my deck gun. After scoring a few direct hits, the destroyer rammed me and my poor U-boat was lost to the sea. Well it was a good practice run to warm up anyway :D

KL-alfman 02-06-10 03:25 PM

after a long and successful patrol (72days, 10ships sunk, 73k tons) U-110 could manage to reach Lorient in the morning of Dec, 24th 1941.

now as Kaleu Artur Stein was preparing for the next patrol he had to realize that BdU was sending him to DJ13, again Gibraltar! and he was so looking forward to be sent to the east-coast of the U.S. - so there now is a big deal of disappointment he has to hide from his crew.
just thinking of his lazy elephant-type-IXB evading constant air-attacks makes him sick .....
but orders are orders. :cry:

Submarine 02-06-10 03:40 PM

Started a new patrol in 1939 as the 1st squadron with my little IIB. After patrolling for a few days at sea, and reaching out patrol point we encountered a UK destroyer at medium to long range. After launching 2 torpedos, one lucky hit struck the destroyer in the engine room causing her to take on water and sink to the sea. I think I should end the patrol and refill my torps but I do not know. My little boat carries just about none.

Anyway! That is my first confirmed kill since I returned to SHIII and subsim after a few months hiatus! WOOHOO! PARTY!! :rock:


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