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Swampy1961
01-14-2007, 09:36 AM
I was just leaving Lorient early morning for my fifth patrol when I got the call from the look out. I was very surprised to see this.

http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p78/Swampy1961/S-TYpe2.jpg

It opened up with all guns blazing and I returned fire hitting it once. That was all it took. She's going down.

http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p78/Swampy1961/S-TypeSail.jpg

Looks like I'm in for another eventful patrol.

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Swampy1961
01-14-2007, 09:36 AM
I was just leaving Lorient early morning for my fifth patrol when I got the call from the look out. I was very surprised to see this.

http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p78/Swampy1961/S-TYpe2.jpg

It opened up with all guns blazing and I returned fire hitting it once. That was all it took. She's going down.

http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p78/Swampy1961/S-TypeSail.jpg

Looks like I'm in for another eventful patrol.

http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p78/Swampy1961/S-Type-LefttoSink.jpg

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tuddley3
01-14-2007, 04:36 PM
Cool. I've never been close enough to engage one, but I've seen them surfaced and submerged in the area of AN20 grid.

Did it show up in your Log ? I've never heard of anyone sinking a sub before(I suppose that's what you meant by "She's Going Down".<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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Kaiser_W
01-14-2007, 05:51 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by tuddley3:
Cool. I've never been close enough to engage one, but I've seen them surfaced and submerged in the area of AN20 grid.

Did it show up in your Log ? I've never heard of anyone sinking a sub before(I suppose that's what you meant by "She's Going Down". </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

They do show up in the log. So do the Gatos..

Kaleun1961
01-14-2007, 07:12 PM
Where would you encounter a Gato in GWX, the Far East? Still on my very first GWX war patrol so this is something I will have to look out for? Do these AI enemy subs fire "virtual torpedoes" at us? Anybody get nailed by one of these yet?<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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Rodni7373
01-14-2007, 09:28 PM
Encountered an S class out of bergen! Could not believe my eyes. Dived down to periscope depth and let out 3 torpedoes all missed. Surfaced boat and attack the sub on the surface in a gun duel and blew it to bits!

took a lot of pics WILL DISPLAY ONCE i FIGURED OUT HOW TO ON THIS FORUM! YEAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! GWX RULES

WilhelmSchulz.
01-14-2007, 10:29 PM
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Kaiser_W
01-14-2007, 10:45 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Kaleun1961:
Where would you encounter a Gato in GWX, the Far East? Still on my very first GWX war patrol so this is something I will have to look out for? Do these AI enemy subs fire "virtual torpedoes" at us? Anybody get nailed by one of these yet? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

The gato was crusing due south south west in BF 51, along the French coast. In the same track as the S class. Though I'd expect to see Gato's in the far east. This was after war entry of the U.S.. They don't have torpedoes though, they use deck guns so it's good to get a jump on them and torpedo them.

WilhelmSchulz.
01-14-2007, 10:57 PM
Im just guessing but one would thing you could find them off the east coast of the US going South twards Panama.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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Rab09
01-15-2007, 02:53 AM
I also ran into an S-Boat. North of Scapa Flow in AN13. On 01-14-40 in very rough weather, which ment we passed each other and just prayed our Boats didn't flood and sink.


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geoffwessex
01-15-2007, 06:56 PM
I have to say the pictures show something similar to the USN S Class (Sugar) boats as it's certainly not a British-built S boat. Britain took six US S Class boats on loan from dates between Nov 41 and late 42.

They were 'named' P551 to P556 and operated mainly as training boats (P553 and P554 remained on the eastern seaboard of North America, based at Halifax, NS, Canada).

P551 was handed over to a Polish crew (that had escaped Poland on the Jastrzab) and operated out of Blyth (NE England, near where SH3 marks Hartlepool) and did one patrol, in summer 1942, escorting a convoy but was lost when attacked by two British escorts, St Albans and Seagull!

P552 was going to go to Bombay for training duties but didn't make it past Durban, SA, where she stayed until sold for scrap there in 1946.

P555 arrived UK in Oct 42 and joined 7th Flotilla at Holy Loch/Rothesay as a training boat. Paid off into reserve May 1944. Nominally returned to USN 20 December 1944. Sunk 28-Apr-47 as Asdic Target some miles South West of Portland, 50.30.87N 02.33.43W. in depth of 42m.

P556 arrived at Gibraltar in August 1942 to refit, nominally as part of 8th Flotilla. To Plymouth Feb 43, for anti-submarine training. Moved to Portsmouth, same role, in Nov 1943. Battery explosion 27 Jan 44, paid off into reserve in April. Nominally returned to USN 26 Jan 45 but scrapped many years later in Portsmouth.

Various old boats were used by Britain for training both SM crews and surface ASW ships. As well as the US S Class, there were three US R Class and several old British L and H class boats.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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Swampy1961
01-17-2007, 01:10 PM
This is a bit odd. I was looking back at the log to see if it registered and sure enough it did.

http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p78/Swampy1961/LogS-Class.jpg

http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p78/Swampy1961/LogS-ClassPge2.jpg

But when you look at the Patrol History the total tonnage sunk is 854 tons short.

http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p78/Swampy1961/PatrolHistory5-SClass.jpg

Unless I am missing something, or have I lost the ability to add up? Either might be possible after the day I've had.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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Rab09
01-19-2007, 03:08 PM
In GWX, it looks like in January of 1940, that there seems to be an "S-Boat" patroling north of and between Scapa Flow and Loch Ewe, in grid AN13 and east side of grid AM. I have now run accross it 2 times.Just though I would let you all know.


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sayaret80gg
01-19-2007, 03:24 PM
Hey swampy how do you make ship names appear in your patrol log book?

geoffwessex
01-19-2007, 04:29 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Rab09:
In GWX, it looks like in January of 1940, that there seems to be an "S-Boat" patroling north of and between Scapa Flow and Loch Ewe, in grid AN13 and east side of grid AM. I have now run accross it 2 times.Just though I would let you all know.
</div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Only trouble is, it wouldn't have happened in 1940. At that time it would have to be a USN S Class boat, which didn't cross the Atlantic. Six were leased to the RN in late 41 to mid-1942, and even then only a few actually made it over.... see my post above.

I'm just starting GWX, but one of the few things it has wrong is to confuse the USN Lend/Lease S Class boat with the British S Class - and that's the only AI "British" submarine it uses. Shame, really - GWX could have safely used a British S, T or U Class at any time in the war.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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JU88
01-20-2007, 01:52 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by geoffwessex:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Rab09:
In GWX, it looks like in January of 1940, that there seems to be an "S-Boat" patroling north of and between Scapa Flow and Loch Ewe, in grid AN13 and east side of grid AM. I have now run accross it 2 times.Just though I would let you all know.
</div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Only trouble is, it wouldn't have happened in 1940. At that time it would have to be a USN S Class boat, which didn't cross the Atlantic. Six were leased to the RN in late 41 to mid-1942, and even then only a few actually made it over.... see my post above.

I'm just starting GWX, but one of the few things it has wrong is to confuse the USN Lend/Lease S Class boat with the British S Class - and that's the only AI "British" submarine it uses. Shame, really - GWX could have safely used a British S, T or U Class at any time in the war. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yes it could, couldnt it. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif
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Rab09
01-20-2007, 03:52 AM
geoffwessex,
Thanks for the clarification.. I don't know what British Boats looked like.. anywho, one is being unfriendly patroling where I said it was, at least in my preasent patrol.


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geoffwessex
01-20-2007, 07:07 AM
Wow! JU88 - are they in GWX or in a preliminary stage for a future release? Or do you just make graphics? Brilliant modelling! Clearly a T Class at the top, a sort of hybrid U and S below. 4" deck gun for the T Class, please, (where the whole turret at the front of the tower swings around) and 3" or 4" gun for the S. The U Class had a 2" or 3". Some good pictures at the bottom of my web page. (http://home.cogeco.ca/%7Echalcraft/sm/attack.html)<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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JU88
01-20-2007, 08:21 AM
Cant comment on when and how they'll be released at the mo, (for political reasons) but rest assured they will be. The second sub is indeed an S-class, as someone else already had a U-class in the works.
No guns added yet as we will use existing guns already in SH3, so there is no point in modelling what is already done.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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A 'must have' feature
Fully operational AI subs are as important as AI ships and planes -They were there-. Please dont repeat SH3's biggest Short coming in SHIV.
Thank you

Swampy1961
01-20-2007, 08:38 AM
Hi Sayaret

SH3 Commander puts the ships name in the log.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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