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U-551 Kapitan
09-02-2004, 04:34 PM
What I mean is what event, be it scripted from the mission details or completely random, did you find to be your favourite moment from playing SH2? Please post them here.

Mine was when I was stalking some battleships from ahead.
I fired 2 torps at the lead cruiser, both of which impacted, causing a lot of damage.
I fired another one before I had a quick look around with the periscope and I saw it. One Destroyer heading straight for me and it was very close. I knew I wouldn't have time to turn towards it, within my torp angle so I decided to crash dive.
But in the confusion I had forgotten to lower my periscope and that gave way horribly as the destroyer passed above, ramming into the pole. That left me with no periscope, I thought I must be screwed now.
But I kept diving and soon enough I heard DCs in the water. I began taking damage and I heard the sound of flooding. I checked the damage table and saw my rudder was damaged. I would need 4 hours to repair it, time I didn't have. I noticed the DCs had stopped and thought the Destroyer must have left by then.
So I cautiously began my ascent. I went up to periscope depth absent mindedly and then I decided to surface. I quickly ordered my men to man the deck gun and looked around. The Destroyer had spotted me and was heading right for me on a bearing of 270. I attempted to turn, but I forgot my rudder was knackered. I opened fire with the deck gun, causing light damage. At the last moment I ordered another crash dive and once again I heard DCs.
I recieved more damage and my aft dive planes were damaged. I blew the main ballast and rose again to the surface. There were fires onboard and the flooding was beginning to get out of control. I knew I wouldn't last long, the hull pressure was in the red zone after the last hit. When I looked the destroyer was heading straight for me at a bearing of 0. Perfect for me. I ordered ahead flank and waited while it got within range and fired all 4 forward torp tubes. The Destroyer was almost on me now. I watched as the first torp missed. The second missed. The third missed. And the fourth hit! It had struck right on the portside of the bow. However, it wasn't over yet. I had seen I had gone out of the range of the other ships but the wreckage was still drifting towards me. No time to make decisions (I use the pause option rarely) I reduced my speed to full and ordered a dive of 25m, that should be enough to clear her keel.
Soon I was underwater and waited impatiently for either my doom as the ship above me sunk on top of me, or victory as I cleared the keel and made it to the other end as it sunk. I heard shouts of the ship sinking and realised I wasn't dead. I must have passed underneath it.
Breathing a sigh of relief I ordered to blow the ballast and we rose to the surface. The group was too far out of range to catch up with, even on the surface, so I decided to halt my chase and lick my wounds. It would be back to port for me and my men, as soon as we fixed the damn rudder.
And the crusier I fired on, that last torpedo did hit, and finally put the last nail in it's coffin.
The result: 1 cruiser and 1 destroyer destroyed,
U-boat taken heavy damage,
Majority of convoy got away
(Not the best of results, but good considering I had no periscope or rudder control)

However, I haven't been playing SHII long but this seems to be quite memorable for me.

Torpedo incoming off the port bow!
We want a demo!!!

U-551 Kapitan
09-02-2004, 04:34 PM
What I mean is what event, be it scripted from the mission details or completely random, did you find to be your favourite moment from playing SH2? Please post them here.

Mine was when I was stalking some battleships from ahead.
I fired 2 torps at the lead cruiser, both of which impacted, causing a lot of damage.
I fired another one before I had a quick look around with the periscope and I saw it. One Destroyer heading straight for me and it was very close. I knew I wouldn't have time to turn towards it, within my torp angle so I decided to crash dive.
But in the confusion I had forgotten to lower my periscope and that gave way horribly as the destroyer passed above, ramming into the pole. That left me with no periscope, I thought I must be screwed now.
But I kept diving and soon enough I heard DCs in the water. I began taking damage and I heard the sound of flooding. I checked the damage table and saw my rudder was damaged. I would need 4 hours to repair it, time I didn't have. I noticed the DCs had stopped and thought the Destroyer must have left by then.
So I cautiously began my ascent. I went up to periscope depth absent mindedly and then I decided to surface. I quickly ordered my men to man the deck gun and looked around. The Destroyer had spotted me and was heading right for me on a bearing of 270. I attempted to turn, but I forgot my rudder was knackered. I opened fire with the deck gun, causing light damage. At the last moment I ordered another crash dive and once again I heard DCs.
I recieved more damage and my aft dive planes were damaged. I blew the main ballast and rose again to the surface. There were fires onboard and the flooding was beginning to get out of control. I knew I wouldn't last long, the hull pressure was in the red zone after the last hit. When I looked the destroyer was heading straight for me at a bearing of 0. Perfect for me. I ordered ahead flank and waited while it got within range and fired all 4 forward torp tubes. The Destroyer was almost on me now. I watched as the first torp missed. The second missed. The third missed. And the fourth hit! It had struck right on the portside of the bow. However, it wasn't over yet. I had seen I had gone out of the range of the other ships but the wreckage was still drifting towards me. No time to make decisions (I use the pause option rarely) I reduced my speed to full and ordered a dive of 25m, that should be enough to clear her keel.
Soon I was underwater and waited impatiently for either my doom as the ship above me sunk on top of me, or victory as I cleared the keel and made it to the other end as it sunk. I heard shouts of the ship sinking and realised I wasn't dead. I must have passed underneath it.
Breathing a sigh of relief I ordered to blow the ballast and we rose to the surface. The group was too far out of range to catch up with, even on the surface, so I decided to halt my chase and lick my wounds. It would be back to port for me and my men, as soon as we fixed the damn rudder.
And the crusier I fired on, that last torpedo did hit, and finally put the last nail in it's coffin.
The result: 1 cruiser and 1 destroyer destroyed,
U-boat taken heavy damage,
Majority of convoy got away
(Not the best of results, but good considering I had no periscope or rudder control)

However, I haven't been playing SHII long but this seems to be quite memorable for me.

Torpedo incoming off the port bow!
We want a demo!!!

SailorSteve
09-02-2004, 04:45 PM
I was conducting a night surface attack on a convoy when the destroyers got wind of me and forced me under. I managed to evade them, and when I stuck my periscope back up they were several miles away looking for me. Seizing the opportunity I surfaced and caught up with the merchants. I put a torpedo into one and started using the deck gun on another, when suddenly the sun came out! They were all firing distress flares, but one of them actually shot one at me! Turns out he was armed as well; the next thing I know I'm being chased and shelled by an *#&$^# armed merchant!!! Well, I dived immediately and managed to escape, but it's something I hope I don't repeat soon.

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RedTerex
09-02-2004, 05:20 PM
This game was notated by myself in SHII P.A at 87% difficulty

It was over several hours plus reloads but it went like this.

I came across a convoy. 10 merchants and 3 destroyers.
I took out the first 4 with fwd tubes
banked around and took out 2 DD's with aft tubes
took out another 2 merchants with fwd tubes
took out another 2 merchants plus 1 DD with aft
2 x misses on 2 remaining merchants from aft,
tracked them crippled them with 2 x fwd torp each. Surfaced and deck gunned them until they eventualy blew up.

Done: stop: entire convoy plus escorts destroyed: stop: without getting a scratch :stop:

RedTerex
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Sockeye45
09-02-2004, 06:21 PM
I hope ya don't mind me slippin an experience from Silent Hunter One into here, but this was one of my favourite attacks (besides, I never got the chance to play SHII)...

If I recall correctly, we were patrolling the Okinawa patrol zone, and for about two or three weeks the only thing we had come into contact with was a Japanese submarine, which we sank just in case nothing else came along before fuel ran out. For the entire patrol we had been experiencing heavy fog, alot of the time with zero-visibility, and moderate to heavy seas. I seem to recall slipping through a destroyer-guard to get on the other side of Okinawa, but am not certain if that was this patrol or another--a hair-raising experience for me, by the way.

Anyways, about three weeks in, the seas were moderate, and the fog was still there. It was close to midnight, very poor visibility still, when there was a radar contact... looked like a juicy convoy. Flank speed, turned towards; they're headed directly at us, and we're headin for them. Night surface attack...

At about twenty-five hundred yards, we slowed to two-third speed, and using information supplied by the radar and my guestimating their general speed, data was put into the TDC, and the bow tubes were emptied into the night. There, we went left-full rudder and flank speed to try and put some distance between us and the convoy.

Surprisingly, a few of the torpedoes actually hit some ships (whether or not they were the "intended" targets is another matter), but I can't remember clearly if one was sunk or not.

Breaking off the attack, I waited for the reloads and tracked the convoy, which would have been somewhere around three thousand yards off. Reloads compelte after a considerable amount of time, we went back in for some more marus...

Closing the distance on one of the radar contacts, it popped up at about six hundred yards, and with a snapshot on auto TDC now, we plugged her with two fish, sinking her.

Moving towards another contact, we just got her in sight and were about to fire off a salvo when a close explosion shook me out of my concentration.

No damage, but when I looked off to starboard, I saw a Jap destroyer moving in the direction opposite ours, but turning towards and firing at close range, probably at about six hundred yards considering the fog. Three torpedoes went out for the maru that we were going to attack before being so rudely interrupted, and I called battle-surface.

Commencing a hard starboard turn, flank speed, the Jap destroyer and our sub were circling each other, both firing our deckguns. This went on forever it seemed, but was probably no more than a minute or two; in the meantime our fish hit and sank the maru. The heavy seas must have gave the destroyer's gunners a hard time getting a good bead on us, since we sustained absolutely no damage, but we put her down in Davy Jones' locker (I can't remember if this was done entirely with the deckgun or if we gave her a stern fish with offset to compensate for her turn).

I can't remember how much more damage we did to the convoy, but I think we got a couple marus altogether before bugging out. I do remember the initial hits using radar information, though, and the circling battle with the destroyer. Sorry for the hazy memory, but this happened a couple years ago by now.

Anyways, that's one of my most memorable night surface attacks in Silent Hunter.

Cheers....

macker33
09-02-2004, 06:21 PM
The one that got me was i was attacking a convoy without any escords and it was foggy and there were heavy swells,
i thought it would be a breeze so i went ahead flank into the middle of the convoy shooting all around me with the deck gun,
armed merchant men cant hit squat so i had splashes all around,
Fire one torpedo,fire two torpedo i was having a great time.
I dont know what made me look around but when i did there was one of the guys i was attacking buddy after sneaking around behind me,
i couldnt believe i was going to be rammed,all i could see was this great big monster nearly on top of me going at full speed and rising and falling with the swells,its a scary thing seeing something that is obviously out to get you coming out of the fog.It just missed the back of the sub by about 20meters.
I just remember the thing passing harmlessly behind me until i spotted another merchant trying to pull the same stunt,
Not as dramatic as the first but still a race.

I cant remember what i did and didnt sink but it took a little while for the nerves from the shock to go away.I still have the picture of two anchors in my brain.

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Teddy Bar
09-02-2004, 10:39 PM
Un-Installing it! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Actually it was doing a manual TDC manual. I have to say though, it was not one tenth of Redwines work!

Cheers,

Teddy B¤r

Gouldjg
09-03-2004, 01:27 AM
My best SH2 moment was actually a duel with sub v sub on multiplayer with my neighbour http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_cool.gif.

He had played the game for time but never had internet so was a bit excited when he got broadband http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/crazy.gif.

We did a co-op at first and he rushed in then got damaged too much to continue http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/88.gif, leaving me with the spoils of war.65000 tonnes at 100% realism. I was quite pleased and mocked him for his foolishnes http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/34.gif.

We decided to go head to head and promised not to go below 50 metres.

Anyway I did not know he was actually a very cunning player. We went face to face over 8000 mtrs firng deckguns on estimate ranges from map view http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/smileys-gun2.gif. Some were very close but they never hit.

We then creep on eachother in the last 4000 meters. I decided to surface and rush him head on, firing my deck gun at close proximety to keep him under the water allowing we enough speed to dodge his first shot http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/784.gif.

Last 50 metres very tense we both miss our first torp shots some 600mtrs back so we know we have to pass each other. I am prepping for a rear shot as soon as I spot his peri. Little did I know that he did a 180 turn whilst under me and then he blew his ballast and fired a spread as well as use his deck gun http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_redface.gif.

All I got was a sub spotted so I turned my view and went straight to torps but never selected my aft torp for ready. I was dead as a duck http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/52.gif.

Now my neighbour thinks he is the seadog himself http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_mad.gif