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Old 09-26-2020, 04:09 PM   #5626
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May 14, 1940
Entry log: 008
Kptlt Erich Hante, U-80, type VIIC

We completed our last patrol and successfully supported the invasion of Norway. We sank 60,000 tons on that last patrol, the biggest and most note-worthy of these was the sinking of the HMS Repulse by our sub. It was confirmed when the British released a newspaper titled "HMS REPULSE SUNK BY SUSCPETED SUBMARINE, GREAT LOSS OF LIFE" The Propaganda Ministry released "U-BOAT SINKS HMS REPULSE", which included my name and my uboat command. For this I recieved the Knights Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords, and the German Cross! I also was given command of a new boat, the type VIIC U-80, I was transferred to the Eprobungsstelle flotilla for a test patrol with the new boat in the Baltic.
The rest of the flotilla has claimed a major victory for the fatherland after we defeated Norway and Denmark. France, Belgium, and the Netherlands are next.

We are to patrol grid AO82 for our next patrol.

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June 1, 1940
Entry Log: 009
Kptlt Erich Hante, U-80, type VIIC

We have completed our test patrol. We sank 16,000 tons that patrol, and Hitler personnally awarded me my Knights Cross with Oak Leaves, swords, and diamonds. We transferred back to the 2nd Flotilla after that. Prime Minster Chamberlin resigned a few weeks ago, his replacement was former First Lord of the Admirltary, Winston Churchill.
We are also on our way to Paris, victory is near!

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Old 09-27-2020, 01:30 AM   #5628
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- continued from 25 September 1940, 1040h -

1051 - The escorts are returning to the convoy. No.2 is an US-American four-stack Clemson Destroyer, No.3 is an A&B Destroyer, No.4 is a Flower Corvette. At a distance of 5000m, commencing torpedo reloading of tubes V & VI, until 1106h.

1117 - Boat is position for surface attack with stern tubes.
Shooter: Ltnt.z.S. & I.W.O. Emmo MARBACH.

1130 - Shot with Tube V, G7a, K-a (contact fuse), Running depth 6m, Torpedo speed 30kn.
Target: Previously torpedoed Large Tanker.
Target distance 3200m, Target angle red78, Target speed 4kn, Firing angle 000°.
Own heading 170°, own speed 4kn astern.

1132 - Shot with Tube VI, G7a, K-a (contact fuse), Running depth 5m, Torpedo speed 30kn.
Target: Previously torpedoed Large Freighter.
Target distance 1900m, Target angle red94, Target speed 5kn, Firing angle 000°.
Own heading 170°, own speed 4kn astern.

Both torpedoes are hits! However, Tube V hits the bow of another small steamer that was running in the column between the two target ships and continues on its course. Tube VI hits the Large Freighter in the forecastle, which starts burning and sinks by the bow in Qu.1471BF.

- to be continued -

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- continued from 25 September 1940, 1132h -

1147 - Getting in position to attack the Large Tanker with a bow shot.
Shooter: Ltnt.z.S. & I.W.O. Emmo MARBACH.

1154 - Shot with Tube III, G7e, K-b (contact fuse), Running depth 6m, Torpedo speed 30kn.
Target: Previously torpedoed Large Tanker.
Target distance 3200m, Target angle red86, Target speed 6kn, Firing angle 350°.
Own course 350°, own speed 7kn.
Torpedo understeeres!

1200 - Qu.3693BE - Days Run: 224.1sm - 218.9sm (22h 11') - 5.2 (1h 49')

1205 - Boat is too close to the convoy and has to retreat, to setup a final attack on the Large Tanker, with the last internal torpedo.

1219 - Boat in position for surface attack with bow tubes.
Shooter: Ltnt.z.S. & I.W.O. Emmo MARBACH.

1221 - Shot with Tube IV, G7e, K-b (contact fuse), Running depth 6m, Torpedo speed 30kn.
Target: Previously torpedoed Large Tanker.
Target distance 3400m, Target angle red74, Target speed 6kn, Firing angle 004°.
Own course 350°, own speed 7kn.

Torpedo is a hit! The tanker is burning across its entire length with loud explosions and sinks slowly on an even keel in Qu.3693BE.

1226 - After 5.5h, "Dismissed from Battle Stations."

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Old 09-27-2020, 03:33 PM   #5629
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August 8, 1940
Entry Log: 010
Krvkpt Erich Hante, U-80, type VIIC

Since my last entry we have completed two patrols, the last one earning me my promotion to Kroventtenkapitän! It hasn't even been a year since my last promotion! Still, the talks of retiring me to a desk job are circling. Though I hear that Donitz is defending me, saying that such an experinced skipper is needed in the operations areas.
The men in the nightclub are talking about their lives on their own submarines. One of them is a real Nazi and talks about how the fatherland will be victorious. I'm glad that the Kriegsmarine is considered a place of politcal independence.
Our next patrol will bring us to grid BD51, a pretty long ways away from home!

Two sailors have been transferred out to new boats and two more have been transferred in.

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Old 09-27-2020, 04:51 PM   #5630
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- continued from 25 September 1940, 1132h -

1147 - Getting in position to attack the Large Tanker with a bow shot.
Shooter: Ltnt.z.S. & I.W.O. Emmo MARBACH.

1154 - Shot with Tube III, G7e, K-b (contact fuse), Running depth 6m, Torpedo speed 30kn.
Target: Previously torpedoed Large Tanker.
Target distance 3200m, Target angle red86, Target speed 6kn, Firing angle 350°.
Own course 350°, own speed 7kn.
Torpedo understeeres!

1200 - Qu.3693BE - Days Run: 224.1sm - 218.9sm (22h 11') - 5.2 (1h 49')

1205 - Boat is too close to the convoy and has to retreat, to setup a final attack on the Large Tanker, with the last internal torpedo.

1219 - Boat in position for surface attack with bow tubes.
Shooter: Ltnt.z.S. & I.W.O. Emmo MARBACH.

1221 - Shot with Tube IV, G7e, K-b (contact fuse), Running depth 6m, Torpedo speed 30kn.
Target: Previously torpedoed Large Tanker.
Target distance 3400m, Target angle red74, Target speed 6kn, Firing angle 004°.
Own course 350°, own speed 7kn.

Torpedo is a hit! The tanker is burning across its entire length with loud explosions and sinks slowly on an even keel in Qu.3693BE.

1226 - After 5.5h, "Dismissed from Battle Stations."

- to be continued -
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- continued from 25 September 1940, 1226h -

1240 - Outgoing F.T.: To B.d.U.:
Sunk from convoy 2110/24, two tankers for 272524ts and one steamer of 7956ts. Also, torpedoed two steamers for 8000ts. Two eels understeered and one was a dud. No more internal torpedoes. Retreating to SW to load external torpedoes. 155cbm. N2/2, clear, vis.16000, >1000mb. - RST -

1242 - Outgoing F.T.: To B.d.U.:
Re.F.T.1240/25: Last position of convoy 2110/24 at 1240h is Qu.3693BE, course 260°, speed 6kn. - RST -

1300 - After sending the F.T., escort No.4 initially goes on a search pattern in our direction but returns to the convoy.

1335 - Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
RST: Congratulations. Excellent results!

1337 - Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
RST: When possible, continue operation on convoy 2110/24. Convoy is a OA-convoy.

1801 - Norddeich Radio reporting on the Battle of Dakar (Operation "Menace").

2015 - "All engines Stop!". Flak gun manned.

2130 - Commenced loading of external torpedoes.

2203 - Steamer bearing 133°, E=16000, on convoy course with same speed - seems to be a straggler from convoy 2110/24.

2230 - First external torpedo loaded.

Cmdr.: "Decided to continue with torpedo loading due to favorable weather and slow speed of steamer."

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Old 09-28-2020, 01:58 AM   #5631
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Summer of 43 once again tasked for the Caribbean this time just northeast of Aruba. As we transited the Bay of Biscay we began the dance anew of crash diving the moment we got a whiff of radar or sight of a plane. East of the Azores we caught a lone merchant on hydrophones we tailed him and then eventually sank him with a surface torpedo attack during a storm. This time I decided to go south and give the Azores a wide berth and it worked.

It was fairly smooth sailing west of the Azores well the weather was awful but it kept the planes away. Just east of Barbados we got a whiff of radar and dived lucky too as it turned out to be a destroyer. Sadly surfacing west of the chain of islands tragedy struck and some planes caught us charging our batteries. 2 men died one an enlisted and another fresh NCO. With a handful of others wounded. We left to our patrol zone to lick our wounds. We decided to again go south to Curaçao as it had been a while.

A pair of destroyers were patrolling between Aruba and Curaçao but we dived deep and ran silent and slipped past. Checked out the harbor again in Curaçao and found there was a Defender this time but it was a lone armed trawler. So we slunked past and sank two tankers and a small merchant. Decided we had done our fill it was back across the Atlantic to Lorient. We were harassed by a lot of planes until we left the Atlantic. Otherwise the journey was uneventful.

Great patrol other than the two dead from the aircraft attack. Could have been worse could have lost the whole boat.
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- continued from 25 September 1940, 1226h -

1240 - Outgoing F.T.: To B.d.U.:
Sunk from convoy 2110/24, two tankers for 272524ts and one steamer of 7956ts. Also, torpedoed two steamers for 8000ts. Two eels understeered and one was a dud. No more internal torpedoes. Retreating to SW to load external torpedoes. 155cbm. N2/2, clear, vis.16000, >1000mb. - RST -

1242 - Outgoing F.T.: To B.d.U.:
Re.F.T.1240/25: Last position of convoy 2110/24 at 1240h is Qu.3693BE, course 260°, speed 6kn. - RST -

1300 - After sending the F.T., escort No.4 initially goes on a search pattern in our direction but returns to the convoy.

1335 - Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
RST: Congratulations. Excellent results!

1337 - Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
RST: When possible, continue operation on convoy 2110/24. Convoy is a OA-convoy.

1801 - Norddeich Radio reporting on the Battle of Dakar (Operation "Menace").

2015 - "All engines Stop!". Flak gun manned.

2130 - Commenced loading of external torpedoes.

2203 - Steamer bearing 133°, E=16000, on convoy course with same speed - seems to be a straggler from convoy 2110/24.

2230 - First external torpedo loaded.

Cmdr.: "Decided to continue with torpedo loading due to favorable weather and slow speed of steamer."

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Thursday, 26 September 1940 - Western Approaches

0010 - Continue torpedo loading. Charging batteries.

0100 - Batteries charged (50min. for 1000Ah).

0515 - 6 bow torpedoes taken under deck.

0719 - 2 stern torpedoes taken under deck.

0720 - Outgoing F.T.: To B.d.U.:
All external torpedoes loaded. Continue operation on convoy 2110/24. - RST -

0746 - Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
RST: Message received. Be careful of enemy aircraft.

0840 - Tubes I - VI loaded with external torpedoes.

1200 - Qu.3832BE - Days Run: 123.7sm - (24h)

1209 - The 2203/25 steamer comes into sight, bearing 44, E=7000m.

1236 - Own course 315°. "Battle Stations!"

Manning deck gun at E=2000m. Target is a Standard Tanker of 8054ts. At E=1000m, "Free to fire!"

After firing 17 rounds with the deck gun, the tanker sinks by the bow in Qu.3831BE.

Approaching 2 boats with 7 occupants. Questioned and gave provisions. Tanker was straggler of convoy OS-216.

Quickly left the area on a westerly heading. "Dismissed from Battle Stations."

(This was the third time I sank this tanker, after the tonnage was not counted the first two times in the game. After I loaded the game from two earlier game saves, the tonnage was not counted this time either.)

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Old 09-28-2020, 01:33 PM   #5633
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Thursday, 26 September 1940 - Western Approaches

0010 - Continue torpedo loading. Charging batteries.

0100 - Batteries charged (50min. for 1000Ah).

0515 - 6 bow torpedoes taken under deck.

0719 - 2 stern torpedoes taken under deck.

0720 - Outgoing F.T.: To B.d.U.:
All external torpedoes loaded. Continue operation on convoy 2110/24. - RST -

0746 - Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
RST: Message received. Be careful of enemy aircraft.

0840 - Tubes I - VI loaded with external torpedoes.

1200 - Qu.3832BE - Days Run: 123.7sm - (24h)

1209 - The 2203/25 steamer comes into sight, bearing 44, E=7000m.

1236 - Own course 315°. "Battle Stations!"

Manning deck gun at E=2000m. Target is a Standard Tanker of 8054ts. At E=1000m, "Free to fire!"

After firing 17 rounds with the deck gun, the tanker sinks by the bow in Qu.3831BE.

Approaching 2 boats with 7 occupants. Questioned and gave provisions. Tanker was straggler of convoy OS-216.

Quickly left the area on a westerly heading. "Dismissed from Battle Stations."

(This was the third time I sank this tanker, after the tonnage was not counted the first two times in the game. After I loaded the game from two earlier game saves, the tonnage was not counted this time either.)

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1415 - Convoy OA-216 in sight. Is still on course 260° and speed 6kn.

1422 - Outgoing F.T.: To B.d.U.:
Regained contact with convoy 2110/24 in Qu.3824BE, course 260°, speed 6kn. Convoy is OA-216. Have 8 internal eels. 149.7cbm. N2/2, clear, vis.16000, >1000mb. - RST -

1507 - Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
RST: Free to attack convoy OA-216.

1600 - Boat moving to the starboard side of the convoy.
Another success report from U 31 (Prellberg).

1617 - On attack course 170°. "Battle Stations!"
Boat has to retreat from the No.2 escort going on a search pattern.

1622 - Decks awash, ahead slow. Target ships are running in the back row of the No. 1, 2 and 3 stbd. column of the convoy. Shooter: Ltnt.z.S. & I.W.O. Emmo MARBACH.

1635 - Shot with Tube I, G7a, K-a (contact fuse), Running depth 5m, Torpedo speed 30kn.
Target: Large Freighter.
Target distance 4000m, Target angle green75°, Target speed 6kn, Firing angle 000°.
Own course 170°, own speed 1.6kn ahead.

1636 - Shot with Tube II, G7a, K-a (contact fuse), Running depth 3m, Torpedo speed 30kn.
Target: Refrigeration Ship.
Target distance 3400m, Target angle green75°, Target speed 6kn, Firing angle 000°.
Own course 170°, own speed 1.6kn ahead.

1637 - Shot with Tube III, G7a, K-a (contact fuse), Running depth 3m, Torpedo speed 30kn.
Target: Refrigeration Ship.
Target distance 2600m, Target angle green75°, Target speed 6kn, Firing angle 000°.
Own course 170°, own speed 1.6kn ahead.

1637 - Shot with Tube IV, G7a, K-a (contact fuse), Running depth 4m, Torpedo speed 30kn.
Target: Standard Freighter in front of the tube III Refrigeration Ship.
Target distance 2000m, Target angle green103°, Target speed 6kn, Firing angle 030°.
Own course 170°, own speed 1.6kn ahead.

Right after launching the last torpedo, running off with slow speed hard to port in an easterly direction. Suddenly, star shells are being fired and search lights illuminated. The closest vessel is 1800m away. Blowing the dive tanks and running off with A.K.

1639 - Tubes I - III are hits; Tube IV is a miss, because the convoy turns hard to port.

1640 - Diving from approaching escort. At A-Meter ASDIC, which stops at A+10. At A+20, Wabos above the boat. Silent Running, 65RPM. Maneuvering away from the escort, always showing the stern of the boat. In total, 26 Wabos are counted.

1745 - Surfaced. Chasing the convoy. "Dismissed from Battle Stations."

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July 1943 you know what a unique idea is? Trying to leave port. Got caught leaving by a flight of bombers and goodbye U-Boat. Nowhere to dive, nowhere to run just dead. I did for giggles try to go out again but honestly the air cover is smothering in Biscay even with the snorkel. Furthest I ever made it in the game but damn was that brutal.
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July 1943 you know what a unique idea is? Trying to leave port. Got caught leaving by a flight of bombers and goodbye U-Boat. Nowhere to dive, nowhere to run just dead. I did for giggles try to go out again but honestly the air cover is smothering in Biscay even with the snorkel. Furthest I ever made it in the game but damn was that brutal.

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1415 - Convoy OA-216 in sight. Is still on course 260° and speed 6kn.

1422 - Outgoing F.T.: To B.d.U.:
Regained contact with convoy 2110/24 in Qu.3824BE, course 260°, speed 6kn. Convoy is OA-216. Have 8 internal eels. 149.7cbm. N2/2, clear, vis.16000, >1000mb. - RST -

1507 - Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
RST: Free to attack convoy OA-216.

1600 - Boat moving to the starboard side of the convoy.
Another success report from U 31 (Prellberg).

1617 - On attack course 170°. "Battle Stations!"
Boat has to retreat from the No.2 escort going on a search pattern.

1622 - Decks awash, ahead slow. Target ships are running in the back row of the No. 1, 2 and 3 stbd. column of the convoy. Shooter: Ltnt.z.S. & I.W.O. Emmo MARBACH.

1635 - Shot with Tube I, G7a, K-a (contact fuse), Running depth 5m, Torpedo speed 30kn.
Target: Large Freighter.
Target distance 4000m, Target angle green75°, Target speed 6kn, Firing angle 000°.
Own course 170°, own speed 1.6kn ahead.

1636 - Shot with Tube II, G7a, K-a (contact fuse), Running depth 3m, Torpedo speed 30kn.
Target: Refrigeration Ship.
Target distance 3400m, Target angle green75°, Target speed 6kn, Firing angle 000°.
Own course 170°, own speed 1.6kn ahead.

1637 - Shot with Tube III, G7a, K-a (contact fuse), Running depth 3m, Torpedo speed 30kn.
Target: Refrigeration Ship.
Target distance 2600m, Target angle green75°, Target speed 6kn, Firing angle 000°.
Own course 170°, own speed 1.6kn ahead.

1637 - Shot with Tube IV, G7a, K-a (contact fuse), Running depth 4m, Torpedo speed 30kn.
Target: Standard Freighter in front of the tube III Refrigeration Ship.
Target distance 2000m, Target angle green103°, Target speed 6kn, Firing angle 030°.
Own course 170°, own speed 1.6kn ahead.

Right after launching the last torpedo, running off with slow speed hard to port in an easterly direction. Suddenly, star shells are being fired and search lights illuminated. The closest vessel is 1800m away. Blowing the dive tanks and running off with A.K.

1639 - Tubes I - III are hits; Tube IV is a miss, because the convoy turns hard to port.

1640 - Diving from approaching escort. At A-Meter ASDIC, which stops at A+10. At A+20, Wabos above the boat. Silent Running, 65RPM. Maneuvering away from the escort, always showing the stern of the boat. In total, 26 Wabos are counted.

1745 - Surfaced. Chasing the convoy. "Dismissed from Battle Stations."

- to be continued -

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- continued from 26 September 1940, 1745h -

1752 - The escort searching for us, returns to the convoy.

1806 - Norddeich Radio reporting on attacks of French naval and air forces on Gibraltar, in retaliation of "Operation Menace" (Battle of Dakar).

1820 - Regaining contact with convoy OA-216, which is zig-zagging around its general course of 260°, speed 4-5kn. The torpedoed steamers are still in formation. Boat is behind the convoy to stbd.

1845 - Tubes I and II reloaded. All the while, the No.3 escort - a US-American Clemson destroyer - goes on search patterns behind the convoy.

1900 - Boat is running on parallel convoy course. "Battle Stations!". Preparing for Running Attack with Angle Shot. Shooter: Ltnt.z.S. & I.W.O. Emmo MARBACH.

1912 - Shot with Tube I, G7a, K-a (contact fuse), Running depth 5m, Torpedo speed 30kn.
Target: Previously torpedoed Large Freighter.
Target distance 3800m, Target angle green83°, Target speed 6kn, Firing angle 273°.
Own course 263°, own speed 7kn ahead.

1912 - Shot with Tube II, G7a, K-a (contact fuse), Running depth 3m, Torpedo speed 30kn.
Target: Previously torpedoed Refrigeration Ship.
Target distance 3400m, Target angle green81°, Target speed 6kn, Firing angle 270°.
Own course 263°, own speed 7kn ahead.

Both torpedoes are hits! Both targets sink in Qu.3815BE.

Running off on a curve from heading north to west. The No.2 escort is searching aimlessly for us, while the No.3 escort is picking up survivors of the sunk steamers.

1940 - Boat in position for surface attack with the stern torpedoes.
Shooter: Ltnt.z.S. & I.W.O. Emmo MARBACH.

1949 - Shot with Tube V, G7a, K-a (contact fuse), Running depth 3m, Torpedo speed 30kn.
Target: Previously torpedoed Refrigeration Ship.
Target distance 2000m, Target angle green77°, Target speed 4kn, Firing angle 355°.
Own heading 350°, own speed 4kn astern.
The torpedo understeers!

1952 - Shot with Tube VI, G7a, K-a (contact fuse), Running depth 3m, Torpedo speed 44kn.
Target: Previously torpedoed Refrigeration Ship.
Target distance 2000m, Target angle green94°, Target speed 4kn, Firing angle 003°.
Own heading 350°, own speed 4kn astern.
Torpedo is a hit after 89 Sec., under the aft mast!

Running off on course 305°.

2003 - On course 261°. The refrigeration ship seems to fall slightly behind the convoy but remains in formation at a speed of 5kn and is being joined by No.3 escort.

2100 - The No.2 and No.3 escorts go on search patterns until 2200h. "Dismissed from Battle Stations."

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Old 09-29-2020, 01:58 PM   #5637
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Default U 112 Type IXB 1940/2020 - 2nd War Patrol - Convoy Battle!

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- continued from 26 September 1940, 1745h -

1752 - The escort searching for us, returns to the convoy.

1806 - Norddeich Radio reporting on attacks of French naval and air forces on Gibraltar, in retaliation of "Operation Menace" (Battle of Dakar).

1820 - Regaining contact with convoy OA-216, which is zig-zagging around its general course of 260°, speed 4-5kn. The torpedoed steamers are still in formation. Boat is behind the convoy to stbd.

1845 - Tubes I and II reloaded. All the while, the No.3 escort - a US-American Clemson destroyer - goes on search patterns behind the convoy.

1900 - Boat is running on parallel convoy course. "Battle Stations!". Preparing for Running Attack with Angle Shot. Shooter: Ltnt.z.S. & I.W.O. Emmo MARBACH.

1912 - Shot with Tube I, G7a, K-a (contact fuse), Running depth 5m, Torpedo speed 30kn.
Target: Previously torpedoed Large Freighter.
Target distance 3800m, Target angle green83°, Target speed 6kn, Firing angle 273°.
Own course 263°, own speed 7kn ahead.

1912 - Shot with Tube II, G7a, K-a (contact fuse), Running depth 3m, Torpedo speed 30kn.
Target: Previously torpedoed Refrigeration Ship.
Target distance 3400m, Target angle green81°, Target speed 6kn, Firing angle 270°.
Own course 263°, own speed 7kn ahead.

Both torpedoes are hits! Both targets sink in Qu.3815BE.

Running off on a curve from heading north to west. The No.2 escort is searching aimlessly for us, while the No.3 escort is picking up survivors of the sunk steamers.

1940 - Boat in position for surface attack with the stern torpedoes.
Shooter: Ltnt.z.S. & I.W.O. Emmo MARBACH.

1949 - Shot with Tube V, G7a, K-a (contact fuse), Running depth 3m, Torpedo speed 30kn.
Target: Previously torpedoed Refrigeration Ship.
Target distance 2000m, Target angle green77°, Target speed 4kn, Firing angle 355°.
Own heading 350°, own speed 4kn astern.
The torpedo understeers!

1952 - Shot with Tube VI, G7a, K-a (contact fuse), Running depth 3m, Torpedo speed 44kn.
Target: Previously torpedoed Refrigeration Ship.
Target distance 2000m, Target angle green94°, Target speed 4kn, Firing angle 003°.
Own heading 350°, own speed 4kn astern.
Torpedo is a hit after 89 Sec., under the aft mast!

Running off on course 305°.

2003 - On course 261°. The refrigeration ship seems to fall slightly behind the convoy but remains in formation at a speed of 5kn and is being joined by No.3 escort.

2100 - The No.2 and No.3 escorts go on search patterns until 2200h. "Dismissed from Battle Stations."

- to be continued -

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- continued from 26 September 1940, 2100h -

U 138 (Lüth) reports that it was attacked by an enemy submarine (HMS Tribune) with a 4-fan, right before entering Lorient.

2212 - Outgoing F.T.: To B.d.U.:
From convoy OA-216 two more steamers sunk for 12299ts and one steamer torpedoed for 4185ts. No more eels. 148.5cbm. N2/2, clear, vis.16000, >1000mb. - RST -

2213 - Outgoing F.T.: To B.d.U.:
Last position of convoy OA-216 at 2200h is Qu.3733/36 middle, course 264°, speed 6kn. - RST -

2225 - Outgoing F.T.: To B.d.U.:
About F.T.2212/26: At 1240h, sank tanker 8054ts with deck gun in Qu.3831BE, was straggler from convoy OA-216. - RST -

2228 - Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
RST: Return to base.

2248 - Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
B-Dienst reports convoy "RST" (OA-216) in Qu.3736BE top left, course 264°, speed 6kn.

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

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- continued from 26 September 1940, 2100h -

U 138 (Lüth) reports that it was attacked by an enemy submarine (HMS Tribune) with a 4-fan, right before entering Lorient.

2212 - Outgoing F.T.: To B.d.U.:
From convoy OA-216 two more steamers sunk for 12299ts and one steamer torpedoed for 4185ts. No more eels. 148.5cbm. N2/2, clear, vis.16000, >1000mb. - RST -

2213 - Outgoing F.T.: To B.d.U.:
Last position of convoy OA-216 at 2200h is Qu.3733/36 middle, course 264°, speed 6kn. - RST -

2225 - Outgoing F.T.: To B.d.U.:
About F.T.2212/26: At 1240h, sank tanker 8054ts with deck gun in Qu.3831BE, was straggler from convoy OA-216. - RST -

2228 - Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
RST: Return to base.

2248 - Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
B-Dienst reports convoy "RST" (OA-216) in Qu.3736BE top left, course 264°, speed 6kn.

RST
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Friday, 27 September 1940 - Western Approaches

0225 - Qu.3855BE

0255 - Evaded neutral steamer on heading ENE, on surface until 0325h.

1200 - Qu.6391BE - Days Run: 297.7sm - 295.6sm (22h 55') - 2.1 (1h 05')

1700 - Weather deteriorating. Sea and wind increasing, turning to east. Limited visibility.

1801 - Norddeich Radio reporting on the ratification of the Axis-Pact between Germany, Italy and Japan, as a precaution in case the USA should join the war.
Lorient is attacked by enemy air forces!

2330 - E4/3, overcast, limited visibility, ~1000mb.

RST
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Default U 112 Type IXB 1940/2020 - 2nd War Patrol - Return Voyage

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KTB - U 112

Friday, 27 September 1940 - Western Approaches

0225 - Qu.3855BE

0255 - Evaded neutral steamer on heading ENE, on surface until 0325h.

1200 - Qu.6391BE - Days Run: 297.7sm - 295.6sm (22h 55') - 2.1 (1h 05')

1700 - Weather deteriorating. Sea and wind increasing, turning to east. Limited visibility.

1801 - Norddeich Radio reporting on the ratification of the Axis-Pact between Germany, Italy and Japan, as a precaution in case the USA should join the war.
Lorient is attacked by enemy air forces!

2330 - E4/3, overcast, limited visibility, ~1000mb.

RST
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KTB - U 112

Saturday, 28 September 1940 - Bay of Biscay

1200 - Qu.4664BF - Days Run: 304.8sm - (24h)

1206 - Outgoing F.T.: To B.d.U.:
Will arrive "Nanni1" on 29.9., 1200h. - RST -

1307 - Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
RST: Escort will stand "Nanni1" on 29.9., 1400h.

RST
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KTB - U 112

Saturday, 28 September 1940 - Bay of Biscay

1200 - Qu.4664BF - Days Run: 304.8sm - (24h)

1206 - Outgoing F.T.: To B.d.U.:
Will arrive "Nanni1" on 29.9., 1200h. - RST -

1307 - Incoming F.T.: From B.d.U.:
RST: Escort will stand "Nanni1" on 29.9., 1400h.

RST
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Sunday, 29 September 1940 - Bay of Biscay

1200 - Qu.6464BF - Days Run: 297.8sm - (24h)

1223 - Point "Nanni1". Low visibility.

1227 - Diving to listen for escort.

1329 - Escort heard approaching from direction of St.Nazaire, bearing 0°.

1332 - Surfaced.

1350 - Escort in sight. Giving recognition signal. Signal returned. Taking on escort.

1801 - Norddeich Radio reporting that the Auxiliary Cruiser "Thor", sank the Whale Factory Ship "Kosmos" of 18000ts, in the Mid-Atlantic.

1853 - Released escort. Entering St.Nazaire.

RST
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