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Admiral_Donuts
08-29-2005, 05:26 PM
I gotta tell ya, get the Sound Trainer by Capt. Nautilus. From a radio intercept, I ghosted an 8-knot, medium-speed convoy off the west coast of Spain to the southwest coast of Ireland, the entire time in a raging storm, just waiting for the weather to break; not easy. Had to stay out of radar range but stay close enough to pick them up on hydrophone.

The weather never did clear, which, when you think about it, is good because the air patrols are grounded. I decided to go for it using the Sound Trainer method rather than risk visual ID in heavy fog, rain, and big waves.

With the weather as it was, I knew I'd be firing blind, unable to ID my targets, so there wouldn't be any keel shots possible, but I had their speed from the radio intercept.

Using the hydrophones, I got into a good firing position ahead of and inside the escort screen. When, according to the method, the target bearings were right, I sent four eels downrange, a double shot for each target, and got four detonations without ever raising the mast. One merchant went down immediately, and one was dead in the water, waiting to be finished off. I overhauled the convoy twice more and sank two more ships and damaged a third. Boy, the Tommies were mad. They never knew what hit them.

When you get back to port, request in-service training on the Sound Trainer method and send those freedom-loving suckers to the bottom!

Admiral_Donuts
08-29-2005, 05:26 PM
I gotta tell ya, get the Sound Trainer by Capt. Nautilus. From a radio intercept, I ghosted an 8-knot, medium-speed convoy off the west coast of Spain to the southwest coast of Ireland, the entire time in a raging storm, just waiting for the weather to break; not easy. Had to stay out of radar range but stay close enough to pick them up on hydrophone.

The weather never did clear, which, when you think about it, is good because the air patrols are grounded. I decided to go for it using the Sound Trainer method rather than risk visual ID in heavy fog, rain, and big waves.

With the weather as it was, I knew I'd be firing blind, unable to ID my targets, so there wouldn't be any keel shots possible, but I had their speed from the radio intercept.

Using the hydrophones, I got into a good firing position ahead of and inside the escort screen. When, according to the method, the target bearings were right, I sent four eels downrange, a double shot for each target, and got four detonations without ever raising the mast. One merchant went down immediately, and one was dead in the water, waiting to be finished off. I overhauled the convoy twice more and sank two more ships and damaged a third. Boy, the Tommies were mad. They never knew what hit them.

When you get back to port, request in-service training on the Sound Trainer method and send those freedom-loving suckers to the bottom!

Kaleun1961
08-29-2005, 05:33 PM
In Homer voice: Mmmmmm, sound tracking and firing... ahhhhhhh!!!!!

WilhelmSchulz.-
08-29-2005, 05:46 PM
DOH!!!