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MEFarnham
04-10-2007, 06:00 AM
My watch crew spotted a V & W Destroyer heading
in our direction and crashed dived. However,
once we were submerged at periscope level, the
electric motors refused to start although I had
100% charge on them. Only when I had to surface after surviving a depth charge run by the V & W
did the diesels start. What gives with the dead motors? By the way, I got lucky and surfaced
behind him and we had a real battle with shells
going everywhere around the conning tower! I
was able to sink him after disabling his rear
4" gun and firing AP shells into his stern &
causing him to explode. I know I would lose this fight in real life, but it was fun to
battle it out etc... Any tips on the dead
elec. motors would be appreciated. Thanks!

Mark U-340 (1943)

MEFarnham
04-10-2007, 06:00 AM
My watch crew spotted a V & W Destroyer heading
in our direction and crashed dived. However,
once we were submerged at periscope level, the
electric motors refused to start although I had
100% charge on them. Only when I had to surface after surviving a depth charge run by the V & W
did the diesels start. What gives with the dead motors? By the way, I got lucky and surfaced
behind him and we had a real battle with shells
going everywhere around the conning tower! I
was able to sink him after disabling his rear
4" gun and firing AP shells into his stern &
causing him to explode. I know I would lose this fight in real life, but it was fun to
battle it out etc... Any tips on the dead
elec. motors would be appreciated. Thanks!

Mark U-340 (1943)

klcarroll
04-10-2007, 06:22 AM
Did you have enough RESTED crewmen in the electric motor room??

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Serbian_mariner
04-10-2007, 07:02 AM
You should rest the crew very pften. Make 2-3 machinest of petty officer to be more accurate speed and to rest them rare then a usually. I have enlisted 1 good machinest as officer on the board and my sub in Real mode goes perfectly and with 2 machinest of petty officers. No trouble with engines no more in every situations,
Salutr

MEFarnham
04-10-2007, 08:48 AM
I had a full compliment of sailors & machinests
in both the diesel & electric compartments w/
all of them in good health. I work hard to keep
their health up etc...I was getting desperate
while the destroyer was looking for me and
went from full ahead to full astern and yet no
luck? Only when I surfaced and had to battle it
out with the destroyer did I notice that we
were underway with diesel power. It hasn't
happened since so maybe it was a one time glitch.


Mark

geoffwessex
04-10-2007, 11:41 AM
Hmmm - I'd suggest it's either a one-time glitch or .... are you running SH3 Commander? With the Machinery Failure/Sabotage on?