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CHIEFGUNNER2006
08-11-2006, 08:19 PM
OK its mid January 1945, I have seen everything except a battleship and cruiser. Where could I find these two ships? Have sunk most everything else, would like to add a BB before wars end.

Baldricks_Mate
08-11-2006, 09:54 PM
It's a luck thing. You might stumble into one but a this late stage of the war, but don't hold your breath.

You can commit suicide by trying to raid Loch Ewe or even sit off the mouth of it waiting but even this is no guarantee.

The most reliable ( but not guaranteed) place I have found them is back in the Med in '42.

I have found some careers are like this, one will find all the big stuff, the next, nothing much.

VikingGrandad
08-12-2006, 01:36 AM
I've been playing SH3 for over a year and have seen (and sunk) cruisers (in Loch Ewe and in a convoy) and several escort carriers in task forces - but never seen a battleship or an aircraft carrier http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

Werner_U-292
08-12-2006, 03:49 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/agreepost.gif

Except I've been playing longer... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Michiel_88
08-12-2006, 03:55 AM
I remember in one of my previous careers I managed to sneak into Scapa Flow and sink a King George V battleship and a Dido cruiser. But I've never seen one on the high seas http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

Goose_Green
08-12-2006, 04:03 AM
Only once have I ever bumped into a Task Force without the use of the Spy Sat mod, and I managed to sink 1 battleship, can't remember which one though. Other than that not much in the way of torpedo action against capital ships.

froschman
08-12-2006, 06:28 AM
Yesterday I did meet a battle group for the first time, I have been playing a year now.

I was some hours of slow steaming outside Gibraltar in the summer 1941, when I did meet this group containg the battleships Rodney and King George V and 4-5 destroyers. They were running in a colonn formation with course to Gibraltar. I was first at periscope depth, when I did hear then on the hydrophone. They were too far off, so I did not have any chance for a torpedo shot.

Tomas_W
08-12-2006, 08:41 AM
Originally posted by Goose_Green:
Only once have I ever bumped into a Task Force without the use of the Spy Sat mod, and I managed to sink 1 battleship, can't remember which one though. Other than that not much in the way of torpedo action against capital ships.

Where can i find this "Spy Sat mod" that you're referring to?

Iggins01
08-12-2006, 10:10 AM
lock ewe is easy to sneak into, i do it just about every time when i finnish patroling my sector. there is a fiji light cruiser there for most of the war, sunk a battle ship there early in the war, and at some point in time there will be an aircraft carrier or two.

comanderFritz
08-12-2006, 12:59 PM
i have seen many battleships on my game in almost every major british navel port at some time or another i seem to find the most luck in scapa flow. the lastest battleship i have seen is the tripitz and that is because i have a new mod.

Goose_Green
08-12-2006, 04:28 PM
Originally posted by Tomas_W:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Goose_Green:
Only once have I ever bumped into a Task Force without the use of the Spy Sat mod, and I managed to sink 1 battleship, can't remember which one though. Other than that not much in the way of torpedo action against capital ships.

Where can i find this "Spy Sat mod" that you're referring to? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Try here (http://server3.realsimulation.com/u-boot/SH3Mods/)

scroll down to the bottom of the page and look for mods starting with the letter S

You need to have the JSGME mod enabler for this to work!

Shahed_Kazi
08-14-2006, 08:35 PM
Sunk 2 Nelsons, damaged one in Loch Ewe on 2 seperate attacks. Never met one in a Task force. Have met 2 Task Forces with 1 Illustrious carrier, 2 cruisers, and multiple smaller escorts numbering about 5, always around grid AN 21.

Are there King George permenantly docked in Scapa ? (using GW1.1).

prj57
08-22-2006, 10:47 AM
After atwo weeks into GW1.1 I finally met my first Task Force http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

After leaving St. Nazarie for patrol 14 in late Dec '40 I made my way to grid BF13 to hunt some lonelly ships passing there... I get a message that Enemy Task force is heading South in the AM sector...

Ok, check map, check speed, check distance, torps full....well lets give it a try!

I caught with the ships South-West of Cork, Ireland: 3DD, 2 Fiji's , King George V & Revenge BB

Now for tactics, go flank under water to get the DD's attention http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Sank 3 of them, damaged one Fiji which later on sank...

The BB's were getting away so Blow Balast and run flank about 4-5km away...

Cut their path and wait, George exposed himself about 2.7km an took one Magnetic fish and one Impact which luckily got the front ammo bunker and he sank like a stone... Revenge prooved to be a problem and now you will see why...

The lonely Fiji left the BB as he was damaged and doing only 10kts after taking two torps to the portside(so much for escorts, eh)

Now the hard part how to sink this BB with the 3 torps I have left?

Well, Hans, do it like the previous one...

Ok, moved ahead of him into position and shot him with last 3 torps...

http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif 2+3 that should make 5, hmmm hhe is still sailing doing 4 knots and water spiling over the portside deck....

Ok lets shadow him for a bit and see what happens....

6:27 REAL hours later he wsa still cruising at 4kts and no signs of sinking so I was getting desparate and decidet to try my 105mm deck gun against a Revenge BB http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

Here are the pics, I couldn't sink him.... wasted everything at him!

http://vwclub-bg.org/~prj57/SH%20III/SH3Img@22-8-2006_6.40.jpg

http://vwclub-bg.org/~prj57/SH%20III/SH3Img@22-8-2006_7.12.14.jpg

http://vwclub-bg.org/~prj57/SH%20III/SH3Img@22-8-2006_7.12.jpg

http://vwclub-bg.org/~prj57/SH%20III/SH3Img@22-8-2006_8.1.jpg

tuddley3
08-22-2006, 11:37 AM
Wow prj57, you got some Big Nut Sacks. I worry about going after one Warship, let alone half the company you went after. Nice try anyways.

elitecomando
08-22-2006, 11:43 AM
in the stock game in the middle AK grids around 1942 in my VIIC i stumbled onto a convoy i was confused when i saw no escorts. but then i saw a illustrious fleet carrier, a nelson BB, a king george BB and a Revenge BB i sank all 4 ships and 3 t3 tankers. ill try to get screenshot and patrol log.

prj57
08-22-2006, 12:53 PM
Originally posted by tuddley3:
Wow prj57, you got some Big Nut Sacks. I worry about going after one Warship, let alone half the company you went after. Nice try anyways.

I consider myself lucky.... the battle started at around 22:20 (check the clock on the Screenies)

They didn't see me it was dark but nice wheater conditions (I love my sonar guy http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif )

I was actually surprised to see so few ships with 2 BBs, only 3 DD and 2 Fijis... normally they travell with a lot more firepower and scan like crazy

And you are talking about me getting desparate here..... no one lives forever http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/784.gif

Only loses I got were a killed officer on the deck but when I passed on the starboard side of the BB he couldn't shoot because he was tilted to the other side and couldn't get the guns to match the elevation http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

In that patrol I baged only 52k tonnage

synsterstar
08-24-2006, 05:53 PM
My first career after buying the game I lucked onto a task force north of Ireland heading to Loch Ewe that had 2 Dido Cruisers and 3 Revenge Battleships, Got killed real quick by the escorts but since I was still learning the game I was not playing dead is dead, so I kept reloading the last save, each time I headed to the same area I ran into the convoy, the only difference was the type of battleships, first revenge, then king george, then nelson, finally killed 2 of them, quit that career and started a dead is dead one.