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Gidgiddoni84
01-05-2010, 10:13 PM
After hearing the Kobe harbor is a good place for a bored sailor to find a little action the men of the USS Tang set sail with eager anticipation.

The entry wasn't as bad as expected, two sub chasers and a destroyer engaged the ship but all three were quickly dealt with. After laying low all night (visibility was near zero) in deep water we slowly came to periscope depth and moved into position...

Torpedoes to the B turret brought two battleships down with a single shot each, a heavy cruiser took more than it's fair share, as well as a fleet carrier. Another sub chaser appeared, threatening to deplete our torpedo supply even more, luckily for us it was kind enogh to depth charge itself in the shallow waters:

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How nice of them!

Having run out of torpedoes we did the only sensible thing, we surfaced and began to engage with guns. With the big guns sunk the smaller defenders sank quickly, and we set about performing in dept scientific studies of whether our deck guns could sink a Japanese fleet carrier:

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For science!

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Pictured: American audacity.

By now the sun had risen quite a bit and the radar officer reported aircraft approaching... lots and lots of aircraft approaching, as a matter of fact...

Despite our dedication to education we reluctantly decided it was time to leave, which was made even worse by our finding that the Japanese sub in the harbor that we'd intended to sink on our way out had submerged, making it nigh impossible to attack under the present circumstances:

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Come on guys, don't be spoil sports.

We took a bomb strike which damaged our engines just as we cleared the harbor, given the shallow waters and our sudden ability to only make 10knots while surfaced at flank speed, it was decided that submerging would be suicide and so we made a run for it on the surface.

Turns out we had irritated the Japanese quite a bit. By the time we'd reached water deeper water we'd been bombed about a dozen times, several crewmen were injured, and our hull damage was up to about 48. Our engines still weren't fixed, a couple had been brought back online only to take another bomb strike moments later, but they'd done their part and we went as deep as we could and slowly crawled our way out to the blue ocean.

Patrol numbers: 3 merchants, 14 military, 140,850 tons sunk. Not bad for our maiden voyage!

Gathrun
01-07-2010, 02:04 PM
Surfacing next to a war ship? Not wise! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

http://centrum.dotcaguys.com/Screens/Maximum%20declination.jpg

My peashooter did nothing to even this damaged of a ship.

I found a Hiryu circling by itself outside of the enterance to Tokyo's bay and decided to play with it. I think it was even stock at the time, and deckguns are ineffective against something that big. The overpowered 40's even did nothing. It is fun to blow the planes off the deck though.

http://centrum.dotcaguys.com/Screens/Peashooter%20final.jpg

Yooperbacker
01-07-2010, 05:37 PM
Gidgiddoni84 I to use the underwater marker.

If you want to make it disappear for a screen shot just hold down the Ctrl key and then tap the delete key on the number pad. Hit is again and it will come back. It works just like the gauges do when just using the number pad delete key.

Gidgiddoni84
01-07-2010, 05:55 PM
Originally posted by Yooperbacker:
If you want to make it disappear for a screen shot just hold down the Ctrl key and then tap the delete key on the number pad. Hit is again and it will come back. It works just like the gauges do when just using the number pad delete key.

I know (people keep telling me http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif ), I prefer to leave it on so that people can tell where my sub is in relation to what's happening.