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V-MAN1981
05-16-2005, 05:43 PM
Man I suck, I got caught up in a convoy I was trying to find. Visability is down to 400m plus it's dark and stormy.

While I had time compression up I ramed into a T3's side, did hard to starboard and then cut across the bow of a C2 and got rammed http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

Managed to pop off two torps at the c2 and sunk it but now I'm being hunted by some destroyers and my hull integrity is down to 40%.

Seeing that c2's enormous bow come outa nowhere made me jump lol. I must remember to court martial my watch crew http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

Jose.MaC
05-16-2005, 06:13 PM
Whenever I face heavy fog and storms (visibility under 400 meters) I always try to avoid any encounter with a convoy. Is hard try to aim to shoot even a single eel, but quite easy to end being chased by a escort.

So you have done quite well! Congratulations!

ShinyBaldy
05-16-2005, 06:22 PM
Originally posted by V-MAN1981:
Man I suck, I got caught up in a convoy I was trying to find. Visability is down to 400m plus it's dark and stormy.

While I had time compression up I ramed into a T3's side, did hard to starboard and then cut across the bow of a C2 and got rammed http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

Managed to pop off two torps at the c2 and sunk it but now I'm being hunted by some destroyers and my hull integrity is down to 40%.

Seeing that c2's enormous bow come outa nowhere made me jump lol. I must remember to court martial my watch crew http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

hehehe - in my best patrol i had visability down to 300 meters... I loved it because I could slowly pick off the convoy one at a time... granted there were many close calls - but I didn't use time accleration much.

http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif happy hunting!

Praetorian_Elite
05-16-2005, 06:28 PM
I had a similiar problem. I too met a convoy in bad weather. The visibility was good but it was the waves that were making me angry. They kept covering the periscope. The waves also made me go too deep so I kept losing periscope depth. If I didn't go too deep, the waves kept uncovering my conning tower and I was being spotted by ships.

I attacked a merchant in heavy fog and that was hard enough in lining up a shot when I could only see the ship at around 500m. I couldn't imagine it if I had heavy waves also.

V-MAN1981
05-16-2005, 07:31 PM
Originally posted by Jose.MaC:
Whenever I face heavy fog and storms (visibility under 400 meters) I always try to avoid any encounter with a convoy. Is hard try to aim to shoot even a single eel, but quite easy to end being chased by a escort.

So you have done quite well! Congratulations!

I gotta reload it later and see if I can get away from the destroyers http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif

zzzspace
05-17-2005, 12:02 AM
Had my first experience with the 400 m visibility heavy seas last night, towards the end of my career patrol #6.

It€s a dark clear night with calm seas (1:35 AM) and I€ve just sunk a coastal merchant, but now have two DDs sniffing around close by, but they have not localised me so I slip away to the NE, surface and then move away at 1/3 €¦ then a few minutes later I€m still on watch with binocs looking for the DDs €¦and then €¦ wft!? €¦ I have clear sky with stars, but it€s just begun to rain lightly! €¦ ho hum, must be a bug €¦ but then it gets a bit heavier €¦ hey, aren€t the waves also a little bit bigger now as well? €¦ strange.

About 15 mins later the sky begins to cloud-in from the NW horizon €¦ wow, dynamic weather, I never realised this happened as well €¦ by 4:00 AM I€m in a high sea with pouring rain and heavy overcast €¦ can€t see far, so I decide I need to get far away from the DD€s location in this pea-soup, for if they come out of the gloom near me I€m going to be in trouble. So I head North fast on the surface and put some AMPs back in the batteries.

I finally slow down at around 8:15 AM, many miles away, near an estuary mouth, dive, and immediately get a slow sonar contact coming out from the estuary, so I position myself as best as I can guesstimate along the contact€s heading-line and wait to see if I can get a visual as it comes past. I plan to head home after the next decent kill, and this weather is going to make things much tougher, I€ll just try to chase-down random contacts whilst steaming home to use up the remaining torpedos and shells (early April 1940). So I'm managing the crew, and regularly checking the heading to the nearest contact, as I wait for the distance to reduce, because I figure that when it gets closer the heading will spin around, and thus I'll be able to go find him a little easier.

So I'm waiting and getting reports of, "84 degrees", "84 degrees", "84 degrees", "83 degrees", ... hmmm, I think, he must still be a ways off and moving slow ... then next report I get "no sonar contacts" ... huh!? ... wtf? ... then I realised! ... he was heading right at me all along but has now passed outside my hydrophones hearing arc ... i.e. he's crossing my bow right now, and he must be d@mn close for the bearing to not have changed! ... I quickly order emergency back and go to the periscope, and yep 125 m from my bow, at 8 knots! ... I€m aghast, this visibly huge C2 came out of nowhere ... and now its rapidly disappearing again ... I pick up my jaw (which had hit the floor) dial-in flank speed and turn hard to port and just manage to keep a visual contact out to 380 m but the huge waves and water on the scope are making things impossible ... I'm weaving all over the place, because he apparently is also, but I can't actually see which way he€s weaving, because I can only just make out his stern ... I can€t see his bow at all €¦ so I keep almost losing contact like this for five minutes ... then I finally get directly behind his stern and close in to about 330 m ... fire one ... he weaves and it misses! ... fire two ... it€s a bloody DUD! ... ARGH!! ... fire 3! ... this one connects with the starboard rear hold. I get flames but no speed reduction is evident, I fire again but miss the starboard side by a foot or so! ... waiting for a reload ... come on! ... oh, come on!! ... the minutes pass, but I can track him easier now with fire and smoke drifting back off the stern ... I finally fire my last forward reserve torpedo ... it hits just forward of the super-structure on the starboard side, the C2 explodes and breaks in half and sinks very fast, I churn past the up-ended bow at 40 m ... then return to Kiel and get a big gong for two armed trawlers, 3 coastal merchants and a C2.

The weather has much improved by the time I dock, still a bit rough but sunny and clear.

The weather rocks! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif