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Sir-Tiedeman
03-11-2005, 02:40 PM
26 March: Operasjon Apparatus."ULA" goes to Kvalviken in Medfjorden with supplies to the agents they set ashore in September last year. "Ula" follows the same procedure as before. 4 crew from "Ula" in a rubber boat paddels ashore. Two of the men pulled the rubber boat back and forth several times with supplies to a hiding place.
After Operasjon Apparatus ended "Ula" got signal from London to go to the plase "Stadt" to attack German ships there. 3 April 1944 "Ula" is spotted by a German signalstation which contacted them via morsesignal. Since "Ula" did not know the code used she immediately submerged.
4 April "Ula" discovers a German convoi with 6- 8 cargo vesels and at least 8 escort vessels. " Ula" destroy one 9000 tonns cargo vessel in this convoi . The escorts are soon over "Ula" and hunt her for 8 1/2 houers. During these houers 114 depth charges were dropped against "Ula" and some were very close to hit her. When "Ula" later emerged to take star observations to set the right possision - she had to surmerge immidiatly since she ermerged in the middle of a mine field. Safely in the deep the could hear the mine wires scrape against the " "body" of "Ula"
Never had a submarine survived so many depth charges in one attack. After the war it came up that it was the German ship "ILL" they had sunk.



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Is that luck or what?!

Dominicrigg
03-11-2005, 02:59 PM
Which nationality is this sub? Im a bit lost in this story http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

Sir-Tiedeman
03-11-2005, 03:20 PM
it was norwegian

Sir-Tiedeman
03-11-2005, 03:27 PM
did a search, and it turnes out that she also sunk a german u-boot



U-974 (http://www.uboat.net/boats/u974.htm)

Dominicrigg
03-11-2005, 03:35 PM
Cool, thats interesting, very skilled crew and captain to survive through that sort of hell!! WOw i wonder what that amount of depth charges feels like. There must have been a lot of ships involved to drop so much ordnance.

Cool story, thanks!

Messervy
03-11-2005, 03:37 PM
What type of submarine was this Ula. Was it "indigenous"?

JG27_Arklight
03-11-2005, 03:39 PM
Doh.

Sir-Tiedeman
03-11-2005, 03:43 PM
here is the link



OVER HERE (http://www.geocities.com/ula_uredd/english_index.html)

Sir-Tiedeman
03-11-2005, 03:44 PM
browser acting up again ark?

or are you just drunk... like me http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

JG27_Arklight
03-11-2005, 03:45 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Sir-Tiedeman:
browser acting up again ark?

or are you just drunk... like me http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I keep responding to the wrong posts.

LOL

I respond to **** fast. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif

Dominicrigg
03-11-2005, 03:49 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Messervy:
What type of submarine was this Ula. Was it "indigenous"? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Like an aborigine?

Messervy
03-11-2005, 03:50 PM
Very picturesque story thanks!

Messervy
03-11-2005, 03:53 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Dominicrigg:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Messervy:
What type of submarine was this Ula. Was it "indigenous"? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Like an aborigine? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Errr....didn`t know how to put it then this word poped up in my mind.

JG27_Arklight
03-11-2005, 03:55 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Messervy:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Dominicrigg:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Messervy:
What type of submarine was this Ula. Was it "indigenous"? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Like an aborigine? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Errr....didn`t know how to put it then this word poped up in my mind. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


Was it a Catholic word?

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Sir-Tiedeman
03-11-2005, 03:55 PM
It was a british U-class submarine, by the way

Messervy
03-11-2005, 03:57 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by JG27_Arklight:
Was it a Catholic word? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I am afraid I lost you there! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif

Sorry popped! I got it!

Sir-Tiedeman
03-11-2005, 03:59 PM
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irish then?

Dunbal
03-11-2005, 04:19 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Dominicrigg:
...very skilled crew and captain to survive through that sort of hell!!...

Cool story, thanks! <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

There is also the possibility that German ASW capability was not all that good, no?

Tetrapack
03-11-2005, 04:59 PM
From uboat.net:

During an attack on convoy RA.66 U-427 unsuccessfully attacked two of its escorts, the Canadian destroyers HMCS Haida and Iroquois. The escorts fought back and dropped a total of 678 depth charges on U-427's believed position during a several hour long hunt. Through some good luck and no doubt equal skill the U-boat escaped the area. My source puts this on the night of 29 April, 1945 and the second last attack on an Arctic convoy.