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Old 02-26-15, 01:08 PM   #4801
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Congratulations. That's an impressive total for a patrol.

However, I wonder about the number of patrols you've done. Twenty? Really?

Otto Kretschmer was the was the most-successful U-boat commander of World War II, and he had a total of 16 patrols. In my opinion, 20 patrols is a lot for one kapitänleutnant.
Otto was captured in 1941 after sinking the Liner I think, otherwise he may have done more patrols... lol...

Actually, my first career has 42 patrols, when i gave it up after installing GWX. Another one has 16 patrols, and now this one, my most successful in Type IXs only has 20 so far. I plan to finish the war with this career... realistic or not... lol...

BTW, by now all my officers, petty officers and half of the sailors have the Knights Cross etc.... lol... so realism isn't really all there anyway...
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Old 02-27-15, 02:15 PM   #4802
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I died 7 days into the war a MTB rammed me
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Old 02-27-15, 04:43 PM   #4803
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Just returned from my ninth patrol in U-46

Left Wilhelmshaven on March 27, 1940. Started off southwest of Norway, only saw neutral Danish and Norwegian ships (heh, just ya'll wait). Decided to head around the north of Scotland.

March 31, sank first ship on this patrol, a coastal tanker just south east of the Pentland Firth. One torpedo, sank by the stern, hated using a torp on such a small fry, but the weather was too rough to use the deck gun.

Headed south to patrol off Hartlepool-Hull

April 2, got a radio message about a convoy, heading south east, plotted intercept course and headed off. Weather was horrible, visibility down to a few hundred meters, driving wind and rain. Went to PD and guided my way into the convoy, went up scope and saw a coastal freighter bearing down on me. Fired a snap stern shot at a large merchant, then did a 180 and fired on an empire type and an ore carrier. Torpedo hit the large merchant, and all hell breaks lose, star shells are going off, searchlights are sweeping the area and the escorts barge in and start dropping dc's. Mind you, I'm stil at pd, so I just go all quite, dumb and happy, and wait for things to settle down. The Ore carrier is hit and goes down by the bow, the large merchant goes dead in the water, with a fire forward of the bridge, and the empire type just sits there. I find this odd, it hasn't been hit or anything, just goes dead in the water. I wait till the convoy moves off, then finish off the empire and large merchant.

April 2, after leaving the convoy area, I encounter a lone ore carrier, which is set ablaze and sunk with the deck gun. Having broken open the sealed orders, I set a course for Norwegian waters.

April 3, encounter my first Polish flagged vessel, eleven rounds of gun fire later, a small merchant goes to the bottom.

I head to AF53 and wait a week, soon enough, we're at war with Norway.

April 10, I surface to sink a fishing boat only to have a Swordfish come diving at me, my AA gunner hits the pesky flier with the first burst from the 20mm and the plane crashes into the sea. The fishing boat doesn't last much longer, three well placed shots and it goes under. Later that day, a large tugboat crosses my path, and is removed from the surface.

April 11, fired two torpedoes at the HMS Nelson, they missed but one of the escorts must have seen the tracks, they spend an hour looking for me in the wrong area, then sail off.

April 13, I spy a convoy of three troop ships, one Southampton class CL and several destroyers. I fire my last three torpedoes at 6500m at the troopships. One premies, one misses and the last one hits the middle troopship in the bow. An hour and a half later and she drives herself under the water.

My torpedoes expended, my crew and I return to Wilhelmshaven, with promotions and medals to go around.
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Old 02-27-15, 05:16 PM   #4804
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I died 7 days into the war a MTB rammed me


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Old 02-27-15, 05:22 PM   #4805
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couldnt submerge lol a DD put a nice hole in me a few days earlier
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Old 02-27-15, 08:31 PM   #4806
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Still would've moved the men out, and repaired it submerged.

Unless it was your electric engines, then you're a sitting duck.

What mod were you playing? Flooding realism in the vanilla version is terrible, I'm assuming it was GW but hey, it might be cool once I've finished my career.
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Old 02-27-15, 08:39 PM   #4807
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GWX i was trying to get the hell out of scapia flow 4 inch shell though the pressure hull i was a gonner anyway
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Old 03-02-15, 12:55 PM   #4808
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U-108 in BB75.
Seventh Patrol Assigned to Port of Spain.

Two ships sunk so far. Diesel fuel 50 percent gone.

No sightings. Two contact updates in BB75 so I came here. No radar hits. Hydrophone contact with warship. I am so desperate for tonnage that I actually surfaced and attempted to position myself for a shot. Could not get into position.

Weather 6 Sea 5.

Convoy reported in CB31 heading ENE. God that's far. 7 knots. I'm trying anyway. Full speed on surface. Visibility about 800 meters. Radar completely useless. I hope to get another contact update along the way, or those two ships and one plane will be my patrol.
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Old 03-03-15, 11:53 AM   #4809
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U-108 docked at U-461
Seventh Patrol Complete.

Disastrous Patrol.
Attacked by planes.
Two men dead.
Hull Integrity: 36.2 percent.

54,264 tons.
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Old 03-04-15, 09:06 PM   #4810
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July 28, 1942

U-108 in AM29
Attacked by two planes while at full speed on convoy intercept.
Weather 1 Sea 1
Could not dive in time.
Both planes shot down.
Some hull damage.
Continuing patrol.
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Old 03-05-15, 06:26 PM   #4811
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black gap may 43 things are getting extreme
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Old 03-06-15, 01:15 AM   #4812
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Intercepted Allied support convoy in Narvik fjord. Closed convoy from NW submerged. Slipped passed port flank destroyer (5) to close 8000 ton freighter; sank same with one electric eel at 1200 meters. Tried second freighter at similar range but less than optimal away angle; electric eel hit but was a dud. Rapidly switched to rearmost targeted troop transport--12000 tonner at 2500 meters with two steam eels set at 7 meters; both hit but also were duds. I was attacked and forced to crash 2H turning port full ninety to 200 meters. Thermal layer noted at 50 meters. Heard explosions and bulkheads parting on stricken freighter. Ran silent and evaded shallow depth charges until sunk by well trained three destroyer escort who read my mind.
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Old 03-07-15, 03:06 PM   #4813
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From U 353 to BdU: = A 6500 GRT tanker sunk in BE6491. Chasing a 2300 GRT coastal freighter 50T 6 knots. NE 7, cumulus 4/10, sea 5, medium visibility. 7+2 torpedoes left. Torpedo depth keeping troubles. 81 cbm of fuel left. Wähling. =
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Old 03-07-15, 08:11 PM   #4814
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From U 353 to BdU: = A 2300 GRT coastal freighter sunk in BE6463. WNW 7, cumulus 2/10, sea 5, medium visibility. 5+2 torpedoes left. Wähling. =
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Old 03-07-15, 10:01 PM   #4815
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U-174 Commander Karl Hardegen Just got done refiting at U-461 on September 3 1942. Moving back into action then is to return to base.
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