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W.Irving
06-08-2005, 05:04 AM
A story I must share with the rest of you loonies.

I was on my fifth patrol. 125000 tonnes sunk.
See 100k thread (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/857101043/m/9291097203/p/7)

Entered Scapa Flow from the west. Submerged, of course, since swarms of Swordfish kept bombing me (in vain - this was early 1940) whenever I surfaced.

http://img299.echo.cx/img299/191/swfish6gh.th.jpg (http://img299.echo.cx/my.php?image=swfish6gh.jpg)

A lone PT was patrolling the entrance. A lone, burning PT. Ah well, we've seen them before, haven't we?

http://img295.echo.cx/img295/2333/pt21uc.th.jpg (http://img295.echo.cx/my.php?image=pt21uc.jpg)

Doesn't the blackout apply to the Scots?

http://img300.echo.cx/img300/8716/blackout4ha.th.jpg (http://img300.echo.cx/my.php?image=blackout4ha.jpg)

Guy Fawkes night?

http://img300.echo.cx/img300/5470/guyfawkes5im.th.jpg (http://img300.echo.cx/my.php?image=guyfawkes5im.jpg)

Not quite. Just a few squadrons of downed Swordfish.

http://img44.echo.cx/img44/1213/swfish25tc.th.jpg (http://img44.echo.cx/my.php?image=swfish25tc.jpg)

Compiled an animated GIF. Only 600kb.

http://img291.echo.cx/img291/9318/swordfish8jb.gif

The NW isle was littered with these wrecks. I counted thirty before I gave up. Framerate dropped to ~10 while my boat was in the vicinity. Once I had travelled 20 or so km from Scapa Flow, frame rate went back to a normal 50-60 FPS.

http://img291.echo.cx/img291/5734/bonfires4qo.th.jpg (http://img291.echo.cx/my.php?image=bonfires4qo.jpg)

Wicked!