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Charlie901
04-18-2005, 08:59 PM
According to the book "Iron Coffins" the Germans had some U-Boats operating in the Pacific during WWII.


Is the Map area consisting of Pearl Harbor, in the Pacific Hawaiian Islands, modelled?

If so, it might be fun to build and populate the famous Port of Pearl Harbor. Then we could try to infiltrate it to sink some battleships.

Just an Idea?

Charlie901
04-18-2005, 08:59 PM
According to the book "Iron Coffins" the Germans had some U-Boats operating in the Pacific during WWII.


Is the Map area consisting of Pearl Harbor, in the Pacific Hawaiian Islands, modelled?

If so, it might be fun to build and populate the famous Port of Pearl Harbor. Then we could try to infiltrate it to sink some battleships.

Just an Idea?

Wolfar777
04-18-2005, 10:23 PM
Midget subs barly got in there let alone a huge U-Boat. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

Capitaen
04-19-2005, 03:39 AM
There was only one boat which operated in a region belonging to the pacific: U-862. Of the Japanese-occupied Jakarta, it came close to Sydney while patrolling south of Australia.

This was part of the german "Monsun"-Operations in the Indian Ocean.

Some boats visited Japan, some boats where transferred to the Japanese. So they where never in duty while under german command *and* in the pacific.

Link: http://uboat.net/ops/monsun.htm

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In SH3 the base of Penang is available, so is another on Java. You can reach it with a IX/C, a IX/D2 would reach it with more fuel for operations while on route.

Traffic is simulated around India and from Australia going east.

Remember: as Penang or the other is not your main base, you can not upgrade your u-boat. You're limited to re-fuel and re-arm only. Top of that, you can not gain points for reaching a sector...

Positive: the region should be far less dangerous later in the war...

Bah-Da-Bing.
04-19-2005, 03:42 AM
I Heard, From A Reliable Source, That A U-Boat made it all the way up the Potomac River,"Wash,D.C.", Got Lost And Went Aground Near Annapolis,MD. "U.S.Naval Academy"......... Isn't That one for the Books!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!MrTransStr@AOL.com http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/1072.gif

Capitaen
04-19-2005, 04:37 AM
Yes, and there were reports about u-boats having a trip up the Mississippi. A population in fear is the best, some Bush uses the same strategy today.

wingtip59
04-19-2005, 06:17 AM
HONOLULU, Hawaii (AP) -- The wreckage of a large World War II-era Japanese submarine has been found by researchers in waters off Hawaii.

A research team from the University of Hawaii discovered the I-401 submarine Thursday during test dives off Oahu.

"We thought it was rocks at first, it was so huge," said Terry Kerby, pilot of the research craft that found the vessel. "But the sides of it kept going up and up and up, three and four stories tall. It's a leviathan down there, a monster."

The submarine is from the I-400 Sensuikan Toku class of subs, the largest built before the nuclear ballistic missile submarines of the 1960s.

They were 400 feet long and nearly 40 feet high and could carry a crew of 144. The submarines were designed to carry three "fold-up" bombers that could be assembled for flight within minutes.

Kerby said the main hull is sitting upright and is in good shape. The I-401 numbers are clearly visible on the sides, and the anti-aircraft guns are in almost perfect condition, he said.

An I-400 and I-401 were captured at sea a week after the Japanese surrendered in 1945. Their mission -- which was never completed -- reportedly was to use the aircraft to drop rats and insects infected with bubonic plague, cholera, typhus and other diseases on U.S. cities.

When the bacteriological bombs could not be prepared in time, the mission was reportedly changed to bomb the Panama Canal.

Both submarines were ordered to sail to Pearl Harbor and were deliberately sunk later, partly because Russian scientists were demanding access to them.

The submarine found Thursday is the second Japanese vessel discovered off Oahu by the Hawaii Undersea Research Laboratory. In 2002, researchers found the wreckage of a much smaller Japanese sub that was sunk on December 7, 1941, off Pearl Harbor.

http://www.soest.hawaii.edu/HURL/StarBull_03-20-05.pdf

altstiff
04-19-2005, 10:24 AM
I read once that German U-Boats made it up the St.Lawrence river as far as Quebec City during WWII.

AW3rdUp
04-19-2005, 12:59 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Is the Map area consisting of Pearl Harbor, in the Pacific Hawaiian Islands, modelled? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yes. I played with the editor and you can sail into the harbor and around Ford Island. You would have to populate the area (nothing there currently but palm trees).

Certainly not historically accurate, but would be a fun mod/edit. I'd like to see a Pac expansion of SH one of these days.

MMWM
04-19-2005, 04:02 PM
For those interested in Sen Toku -class subs, here's more info:

http://www.combinedfleet.com/sen_toku.htm

http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

InfectiousDust
04-20-2005, 12:36 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by altstiff:
I read once that German U-Boats made it up the St.Lawrence river as far as Quebec City during WWII. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

That is true.