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VONHARRIS
03-17-2010, 01:14 AM
I raided the harbor of New York using an IXC type U boat (U-505). This is what I saw:
http://img100.imageshack.us/img100/4471/u505innewyork.jpg
When I left the place I came across 4 C3 cargo ships unescorted and in perfect weather conditions (0 wind speed no clouds night) All went down with gunfire.(I forgot to take a screenshot). Inside the harbor there was nothing.
I have also tried to raid the port of Alexandria in the Med. A total disaster as I have been attacked by no less than 6 V&W DDs at the same time in shallow waters. BOOM! I don't know what may be inside this port.
Now I have a new mission: Raid the naval base of Norfolk.

Celeon999
03-17-2010, 02:21 AM
Uboats operate near New York (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSZQ7Crpi4k) http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

VONHARRIS
03-17-2010, 03:35 AM
A very interesting video. Thank you Celeon999. I wasn't so lucky in the game but next time may be....

Celeon999
03-17-2010, 10:20 AM
Erich Topp was responsible for the first sinking of a u.s navy vessel in ww2.

He torpedoed the destroyer USS Reuben James (DD-245) on 31. October 1941. Accidently that was.

After the war , he reached the rank of Konteradmiral and spent a few years in Washington DC as chief of staff of the Military Commitee of NATO for submarine warfare. A quite ironic career.

After his retirement he became a technical advisor for shipyards, working on new types of uboats.

He was also the technical advisor for Silent Hunter 2 btw. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/31/Bundesarchiv_Bild_101II-MW-3705-35%2C_Erich_Topp_auf_U-552.jpg


Ok i hope this animated .gif from wikipedia works.

It shows how the uboats made use of the missing wartime blackouts on the u.s east coast.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/5e/Noblackout.gif

The silhouette of the ships were easy to spot. This will not work in SH-III though http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

This method was peticularly used by Reinhard Hardegen which you can see in the beginning of the video.

VONHARRIS
03-18-2010, 05:58 AM
Thank you for the info. The animated .gif works just fine.

gazpode_l
03-20-2010, 03:50 PM
Originally posted by Celeon999:
Uboats operate near New York (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSZQ7Crpi4k) http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

It's interesting to see that the german crew were required to clip on as they came on & off deck...

Celeon999
03-20-2010, 04:03 PM
There was a incident, cant remember which boat it was, in which a whole watch crew was lost during a storm.

As the conning tower hatch was closed, nobody inside the uboat recognized that they had been washed overboard. Propably by a freak wave.

When their absence was discovered, the boat turned around searching for them with no results.

After that accident, Dönitz ordered that the watch crews have to clip on safety ropes during rough seas.

gazpode_l
03-20-2010, 05:13 PM
WOW! Most ineresting - In sailing terms the RYA recommend/insist that all crew clip on in rough weather/at night...

Also new crew or those who are not confident on their feet are also recommended to clip on when leaving the control area (cockpit)