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    Hate when this happens

    Out of torpedoes, and a lone unescorted Heavy Cruiser crosses my bow........in one direction.


    Along with a lone 10k Tanker from the other direction.......





    On a side note, it's been a strange career start. I had my first tower trim down after only my second patrol, before radar and even before I was offered a Twin 20mm.
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    I woulda followed the tanker till I was away from the HC, then thrown every last shell I had at the thing!!

    Decks awash, man the DG, range and bearing, OPEN FIRE!!!


    Reckless behavior? Nah.



    Good find(s) though, too bad it didn't work out.
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    I would normally do that, I have a religious crew and often return to port with a holy boat. But I was just south of Davao where air patrols are common, and get worse once you start shelling a ship. If I trailed it towards Palau for a night attack I would have left my patrol zone. Then I'd have to return to start the 72hr clock again to complete the mission. It was already close to 2am real time and I wanted to get all the way back to Pearl before I went to bed......so I let it go.

    I had a good patrol anyways, I caught the southern Midway invasion force at the beginning of the patrol and got a CL and two 7k freighters out of it. Followed by many singles including two 10k tankers, hence no fish left.
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    That has happened to me so many times, that I started to think it was hardcoded into the games as a teaser. I used to come across unescorted heavy cruisers, aircraft carriers and large tankers, but only after expending all of my torps. Since it happened with such frequency, I started the practice of saving 3 torps for my return trip to home port. I would never use them against any small or medium target, only for the fat, juicy, ones.
     

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    Luck of the draw, Donna. Next time you'll probably find yourself right in the middle of the whole IJN with nothing left.


    "Head Deep and Keep'em Astern" LtCDR Samuel D Dealey
    SHIV Guide I Imperial Japanese Navy l US Submarines: Pacific Theater
     

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