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schwarze_Katze
12-12-2006, 09:45 PM
While pleasure cruising around SW of Ireland, minding my own business, a convoy encroached on my serene voyage. With a crew aggravated after being disturbed in such a rude fashion, the stalk began. Since it was only a couple of hours until sunset, I decided to close in, identify targets and pace the convoy until nightfall.

What a convoy! At least 3 large tankers, 4 large merchants, what looks like a Fiji and 4 or so large cargo ships with only two escorts! A successful attack on the convoy promises to propel this Kaleun to the heights of fame (or infamy depending on what side you're on).

So the stalk began. I moved out to about 9.5 kilometers and ran parallel. It went well for about 90 minutes. Minor course adjustments were made when needed. After sunset, anticipation heightened. I was only waiting for the last light to bleed out of the sky. My happy mood was ubruptly shattered when...



...the rain started. That horrible bane of every convoy hunter struck me out of a clear sky (of course) and was an instant downpour. Just...(insert your favorite primal scream here)! Knowing SH3, the convoy changed course at this exact instance, so I'm liable to completely lose contact. BLECH!

schwarze_Katze
12-12-2006, 09:45 PM
While pleasure cruising around SW of Ireland, minding my own business, a convoy encroached on my serene voyage. With a crew aggravated after being disturbed in such a rude fashion, the stalk began. Since it was only a couple of hours until sunset, I decided to close in, identify targets and pace the convoy until nightfall.

What a convoy! At least 3 large tankers, 4 large merchants, what looks like a Fiji and 4 or so large cargo ships with only two escorts! A successful attack on the convoy promises to propel this Kaleun to the heights of fame (or infamy depending on what side you're on).

So the stalk began. I moved out to about 9.5 kilometers and ran parallel. It went well for about 90 minutes. Minor course adjustments were made when needed. After sunset, anticipation heightened. I was only waiting for the last light to bleed out of the sky. My happy mood was ubruptly shattered when...



...the rain started. That horrible bane of every convoy hunter struck me out of a clear sky (of course) and was an instant downpour. Just...(insert your favorite primal scream here)! Knowing SH3, the convoy changed course at this exact instance, so I'm liable to completely lose contact. BLECH!

FongFongFong
12-12-2006, 09:48 PM
dive

silent running

follow with your hydrophones

mark directions on your map with the ruler<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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schwarze_Katze
12-12-2006, 09:56 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">dive

silent running

follow with your hydrophones

mark directions on your map with the ruler </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


That would be perfect if I was near attack position already. However, I'm out on the starboard flank of a 9 knot convoy. This is going to be rough to deal with. I may just save it until tomorrow.

FongFongFong
12-12-2006, 10:03 PM
um

once you got their course

surface and end-run based on your maped info<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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schwarze_Katze
12-12-2006, 11:47 PM
Heh. My frustration came to naught. The game took care of it for me. After spending a couple hours catching up on news, trying to re-enter the game caused a ctd. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

Messervy
12-13-2006, 03:27 AM
And of course the downpour washed away your last save?<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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schwarze_Katze
12-13-2006, 05:04 AM
Nope, but it was far enough back that I doubt I'll see that particular convoy again.

klcarroll
12-13-2006, 07:19 AM
I was in the same area in August of ???41, when I encountered a large convoy in heavy fog. There were at least 16 merchant sound signatures and 3 escorts.

I followed submerged long enough to get a good estimate on the convoy???s course, and then surfaced and closed on the convoy from dead astern. I knew they weren???t going to see me, as visibility was only about 350 meters. I also knew that ASDIC couldn???t detect a boat on the surface. I was a bit concerned that the escorts might have radar, but Socko kept telling me that there was only one way to find out, and that I should stop whining.

There were some hairy moments, like when I caught a shadowy glimpse of four closely spaced smokestacks only about 350 meters away on an opposite course.

All in all, I spent about four hours in the midst of the convoy, shooting at (and sometimes dodging) anything the appeared out of the foggy gloom. Tense, but amusing work!

I only came under fire once, and that was from a C3 that I almost rear-ended. (I wish hydrophones worked on the surface!) The C3???s gunner got off one excited shot (it must have landed somewhere in New Jersey), ???..before my gunners ???excused??? him from further duty.

The final score was one T3, one T2, three C2s, two C3s, and four small merchants. The small merchants were done with the deck gun a point blank range.

Aside from the one glimpse of the Clemson, the escorts never even got into the game.

If you don???t mind a little stress, Fog can be your friend!

AdolphMeinhard
12-13-2006, 08:02 AM
you have all the luck! everytime i get into fog the destroyers find me. Also it is very hard to avoid running into targets. I really hate when that destroyer shows up out of blinding sheets of rain where you can't even hardly see past the bow of the sub. It's almost as if they have radar but it is only 1941. I think King Neptune has cursed me!<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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klcarroll
12-13-2006, 08:27 AM
Well, ......To be entirely honest, listening to Socko has also (all too often) gotten me into really deep doo-doo.

This was just one of the occasions where it worked out.