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Bucketlung
05-01-2006, 03:44 PM
I noticed on a list I got from somewhere that the CVE Bogue Escort left Norfolk on June 30th, 1944. I was in the area so I checked it out and sure enough the ship was sitting in port. I didn't want to try to sink it in port because I didn't think I could get away. The destroyers had spotted me just going in for a look. (I just got close then flew in with my camera.) http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

So how would you guys go about getting that ship? If you sit at the mouth of the channel you're sitting in bathtub deep water. If you sit out past the shelf in deeper water then you may miss it as it sails away. I can't remember the distance but that shelf goes out a ways. I ended up sitting in the deeper water and if it left, I missed it.

I'm curious what tactics you guys use around that shallow water? Right now my plan is to tell Donitz that ship wasn't there. Bad intelligence I guess. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

Bucketlung
05-01-2006, 03:44 PM
I noticed on a list I got from somewhere that the CVE Bogue Escort left Norfolk on June 30th, 1944. I was in the area so I checked it out and sure enough the ship was sitting in port. I didn't want to try to sink it in port because I didn't think I could get away. The destroyers had spotted me just going in for a look. (I just got close then flew in with my camera.) http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

So how would you guys go about getting that ship? If you sit at the mouth of the channel you're sitting in bathtub deep water. If you sit out past the shelf in deeper water then you may miss it as it sails away. I can't remember the distance but that shelf goes out a ways. I ended up sitting in the deeper water and if it left, I missed it.

I'm curious what tactics you guys use around that shallow water? Right now my plan is to tell Donitz that ship wasn't there. Bad intelligence I guess. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

UF_Excalibur_D
05-03-2006, 06:54 AM
I will let ya know in a couple of days...headed there myself...but it is only Feb '42.....

J_Weaver
05-04-2006, 05:31 PM
I try to avoid the shallow water along the US coast. If I do venture into the area I don't go in very far. Its is all but sure death if caught in that area by a destroyer.