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Messervy
08-12-2006, 04:48 AM
May 15th 1943

U-590 - Kapiaenleutnant Hartwig Messervy (Ritter Kreutz mit eichenlaub und schwerten)

Time 11.31

Between grids AL-27 and AL-29 (900 km east of Rockall)

Weather: Clear, visibility excellent, wind 7 knots.

Attacking heavily escorted convoy.

Course ESE, speed 6 knots

21 merchants
17 Escorts:

2 J class Destroyers
1 C class Destroyer
1 VW class Destroyer
1 Evarts class Destroyer Escort
4 River class Frigates
8 Flower class Corvettes

U-590 out!.

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...So if I sink 5 ships there will be more Escorts than Merchants http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif

If this continues by 1945, they`ll have a Mullbery harbor built from Hallifax to Liverpool on Escorts alone.

VikingGrandad
08-12-2006, 05:12 AM
Selbstmord = "self-death" = suicide, right?

17 escorts!!! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

I wish you luck and hope that you survive long enough to transmit some screenshots to the forum!

Celeon999
08-12-2006, 05:13 AM
Want to live forever ? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/784.gif

Attack ! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Rudeltaktik1963
08-12-2006, 07:14 AM
Good Luck Kaleun!

Just think how humiliated all those escorts will be, when you leave those fat merchants burning and sinking!

Kaleun Rudeltaktik and crew salute your audacity! Beers are on us when you return to port, pennants flyinghttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Realjambo
08-12-2006, 12:14 PM
Go get 'em Messervy! Just remember to get some screenshots, this sounds like a legendary encounter in the making! Good Luck Kaleun!

Messervy
08-14-2006, 04:27 AM
Well....

I managed to sneak inside of the convoy undetected.
Fired five torpedoes. Four of them found their mark.

Liberty blew up instantly, Small Tanker was left dead in the water, Medium Cargo developed a heavy list, while Large cargo seemed not to be bothered with torpedo hit.

Surprisingly I managed to sneak out undetected and while witing for the air to clear, Medium cargo slipped away guarded ny the Armada of escorts.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/Messervy/TheArmada.jpg

After dispatching with the tanker I raced NE after another convoy report.

This one was outbound and comprised of 9 tankers and one medium cargo.
I only had 3 torpedoes left in a bow tubes plus one in a stern.

I targeted a Medum Tanker in a third row, Large Tanker in the second, and with a stern tube, another Leviathan.

All torpedoes hit allmost simultaneously.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/Messervy/Triple1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/Messervy/Triple.jpg

This time the escorts threw a decent farewell party.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/Messervy/Depthcharged.jpg

All in all I attacked three different convoys...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/Messervy/Map.jpg

...totaling over 55K.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/Messervy/Report.jpg

Shahed_Kazi
08-14-2006, 05:23 AM
Respect man. That's a good tally.

You using GW1.1 ? I saw the Uboot marker in your screenie. I guess that's a milkcow? How do I @activate@ that in stock GW 1.1 ?

Messervy
08-14-2006, 05:49 AM
I am using NYGM (GW included).

You don`t activate it.
Press F1 and click on "Resuply info". There you will see when and where milkcows appear.

Note: they are not present all the time.

Shahed_Kazi
08-14-2006, 06:59 AM
Cool. thanks a lot for the help!

Shahed_Kazi
08-14-2006, 07:02 AM
Ok just tried that. When I press F1 I get Navigation, Attack, Stations, Other Controls and Close as options to click but no resupply info. Using GW1.1 and SH3 Commander. Am I looking in the right place ?

Messervy
08-14-2006, 11:28 AM
Errrr.......now I`m lost.
The only conclusion I can draw is that there is no resuply in GW 1.1.

For the reference I am using NYGM 2.0

Shahed_Kazi
08-14-2006, 04:14 PM
Darn was hoping there was. I'll have to install a seperate mod for that I guess.