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Rusty_S85
03-25-2007, 04:58 AM
Well I desided out of the blue to upgrade the type VIIB u-boat I had to a type VIIC/41 so now im in command of U-563. I also got transfered to the 11th Flotilla in Bergen.

After transfering there I left for first patrol.

First patrol I encountered a small convoy (the icon said small convoy when clicked on) I plotted their last known heading and plotted a intercept course. When they came into view the convoy consisted of a T3 tanker and a small tanker. I launched 2 torpedos at them both keel shots. the Torpedo hit the T3 first and went up like gasoline. the small tanker then started to curve its course. The torpedo still got a detonation but it was on the very tip of the bow. She kept sailing and doing so basicly submerged her bow till she sunk.

After that I contuned on to Scapa Flow where I encountered a lone Fiji class cruiser. launched first one torpedo to which she settled but wasnt going down so launched another electric torpedo then she started going down afterwards but stern hit bottom so she didnt settle on the bottom till the second torpedo hit right under the rear mag compartment.

I left Scapa and went to Loch Ewe. On my way to Loch Ewe, I encountered another small convoy this time consisting of a C2 and a T2. Sunk them both then proceeded to Loch Ewe port. There I encountered another Fiji cruiser and a escort carrier (I lined up on the carrier then noticed the cruiser after i used my last torpedo). Lined up a shot to go under the keel right under the island on the starboard side. One torpedo and she capsized to port.

So basicly my first patrol in my new type VIIC/40 u-boat and I bagged me a 50,000 ton patrol.

staduer255
03-25-2007, 05:12 AM
Good On ye mate! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif Im still to get my 50 k patrol! and im in 44'!

Rusty_S85
03-25-2007, 05:17 AM
My previous record for most tonnage in one patrol was 38000 tons. Too many duds and premature detonated torpedos. They finally are getting reliable now in the game.

I kinda wish I didnt put in for the transfer but I did cause I want to get the XXI uboat once it becomes aviable in 44 which isnt long away since im in early 43 right now