View Full Version : Hunting Capital Ships

04-02-2005, 05:51 AM
Although I don't mind hunting my main prey, which of course is British shipping, I am wondering how often any of you have happened across BIG capital ships? I am itching to get a chance to sink a cruiser or larger. Any specific areas I can/should haunt on my way to and from my assigned patrol areas to increase my chances of killing one?

04-02-2005, 05:58 AM
Try Scapa Flow, Loch Ewe or the GIUK gap.

04-02-2005, 06:29 AM
What's the acronym GIUK gap stand for?

I typically poke my nose into Scapa Flow every once in a while looking for big prey. Managed to sink a King George V class BB doing so. Took 10 torps but was well worth it.

As for task forces, I've mainly encountered them north of Scapa Flow. Haven't caught any yet (their 31 knot speed makes that difficult) but have heard them on the hydrophones. Also, review the map included with the game. The dark blue shaded areas illustrate good hunting grounds for heavy warships.

04-02-2005, 06:46 AM
GIUK - Greenland, Iceland, United Kingdom

04-02-2005, 07:04 AM
i ran into an task force in far lower-right of Bf13. june -july 1940

04-02-2005, 08:27 AM
Scapa Flow, as the others have suggested - I snuck in there, came across the HMS Illustrious and sank her with a single torpedo (and I have the screenshots to prove it http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif). The nearby Auxillary Cruiser took two torpedos though...

I scored 86168 tons on that patrol. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif