S-boat against Subkillers.
Posted this at Subsim, but thought I better post my patrols at home base. Note, this was using Trav's mod discussed in his thread. I only had one flooded compartment, being unrepairable, had a terrible down angle, "engine room". it would remain that way.. I should've lived, but I got careless not controlling my dive.
So the patrol
I forgot I had added some subkillers patrolling Lingayen, so in an old S boat without radar I go in at high TC....BAM.......escort saw me and scored a hit before I got TC down. Didn't get a SS of the hit, but he got one good
My stern engine room was flooded, the sub took a terrible down stern angle, maybe worse one I've had. The escort was still far, but coming.. If I used any speed, because of the angle, I just popped up out of the water.
At 1/3, I was able to hold it still, but wasn't going anywhere. Only way to gain some depth was to cut engines and in seconds I was heading to the bottom at 7kts before I could use tactics to pull out of the dive...Seems all I could do is bob up and down with my nose almost out of the water.
Escort came on , actually rammed my nose doing damage to himself and dropped a pattern.
Since he had only bow guns I blew tanks and came up behind him and started shooting, keeping my nose to his stern. After several rounds he sunk, never got a shot off.
So we escaped that one, but stern engine bulkhead destroyed, using Trav's mod, so it's for good.
I then notice smoke on the horizon, guess this is another one I added and his buddy had called in, He was coming full speed.
I had some distance, so I turned south away, making 8kts best speed due to damage with battery charge off. I hadn't got far when I saw flashes....with my mod setup your lucky to survive one shell, two is bad, but he scored before I could get under, not as bad, mostly deck damge on that last shot. You can barely see escorts smoke on the horizon, left to the sunk ship smoke, about 5nms away.
So I'm back to bobbing like a cork being teased by a well fed fish...can't get anywhere. I would cut speed to dive down, blow tanks, flank to pull out, but the S boat rockets in either direction. However, getting careless I let my boat get out of control, waited a lil too long to pull out, did all I could to save her, but she hit speeds of 12 kts going down, I couldn't pull
As we were headed to the depths, my Exec Wernher looked at me with one last word of encouragement.
Anyway, the lesson I wanted to teach the fellow was, be careful about using high TC without surface radar, moreso if you place elite killers around.
Also Note, although I've tweaked my values some, with Trav's mod damage from deckgun shells will ruin your day, if one or two hit the right spots.....it might be over, as it should.
The most formidable weapon against errors of every kind is reason.
-- Thomas Paine
Originally Posted by paulhager
Er, Thanks,...now that I look at it that last escort did to me what I had previously done to his friend....I thought I might have enough distance that I could get far enough away and maybe he would
start doing a search, but those visuals again,..I'm guessing he started shooting about 5nms, but that's a guess, might be further, you can barely see his smoke on the horizon.
I could've and should've controlled my last dive, but I waited a few seconds too long before pulling out. I was gonna do the same thing to him that I did to his friend, pop up behind and not give him a bow gun angle...I certainly didn't want him making runs on me with my angle.