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Aragorn87
03-29-2006, 03:11 AM
Just curious. I dont mean just hull integrety too, like what systems did you loose? I had flooding in my rear 3 compartments and lost both my electric motors. The only reason they 2 escorts didnt get me was because i was switcing repairing crews between compartments and eventuyally leveled out at about 180m. All their futher DCs fell too shallow. After they left i managed to get home without having to dive (lucky me) on another occasion i lost a deisel. Anyone else?

electric_mixer
03-29-2006, 05:39 AM
I had a furios fight with several bombers. The last one i shot down crashed into my sub killing 2 sailors and leaving me with only 6% left of my hull and serious internal damage.
I had to stay on the surface all the way home, didn´t want to dive with that hulldamage.
It was a IXD2 by the way.

BueJack
03-29-2006, 10:47 AM
On patrol 22/3 (the last time I looked) on got hit bad once (~patrol 11). A lot of conn damage, No loss of life yet (tapp tapp on head). http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

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Milner62
03-29-2006, 11:00 AM
The most damage i took in a single patrol was my hull was reduced to 98% and my forward deck was destoryed my deck gun was destoryed and my conning tower/anti aircraft guns were destoryed from a depth charge run. Suprised that the hull wasnt damaged more than 2 percent. No crew injured or killed ontop of it, i proceeded to make it to my BdU asigned patrol grid and patroled for 24 hours then expended my eel`s and returned to port where i was there for a good month to repair the damage and upgrade the u-boat

Schiffmorder
03-29-2006, 11:05 AM
I survived having 2% hull integrity... I dont remember what system damage, but does it really matter when your hull is so weak you are dead if a gull so much as takes a dump on you?

UncleRoger
03-29-2006, 06:33 PM
Early 1941, U65 (IXB) Gibraltar funnel, convoy attack, heavy swells, night. Inside convoy, broached, hammered by a destroyer at 12 metres. Heavy flooding, pumping hell for leather, flank speed, blew all tanks, stabilised at over 200 metres. One man killed in flooded compartment.

No further D/C attacks. Surfaced (blind and deaf) well behind the convoy undetected, 0140.

Damage:
1/ Aft dive planes u/s
2/ Both 'scopes destroyed
3/ Radio destroyed
4/ Hydrophones destroyed
5/ Both FLAK installations destroyed
6/ Deck gun u/s
7/ Aft Batteries u/s
8/ Both Diesels damaged
9/ ALL DIESEL FUEL LOST

Weather stayed rotten, RAF and RN left us alone. We proceeded to Cadiz on electric engines, eventually making 1 knot. Came alongside Thalia by starlight, seas now calm.

Very Das Boot, ja?

Praetorian_Elite
03-29-2006, 07:15 PM
I didn't really suffer much damage to the working parts of my sub but I mostly to the pressure hull. I only had about 2% left and made it back to base from the west coast of ireland. Counldn't go any deeper then periscope depth so I avoided all contacts as best I could and I travelled underwater during the day to avoid air attacks.

Milner62
03-29-2006, 08:58 PM
I havent made it back to port yet im still on my current patrol but so far i have 93% hull left, (collided with the sea floor in a emergency dive)

1.JaVA_Hornet
04-01-2006, 03:48 PM
The only heavy damaged what i had was that
i setted timecompression on the way back to
home. I was running into the harbour wall.
After that i don`t use the compression
anymore when i reach the harbour.

I have never came home with damage.

Josef_Schwejk
04-02-2006, 11:00 AM
Originally posted by UncleRoger:
Early 1941, U65 (IXB) Gibraltar funnel, convoy attack, heavy swells, night. Inside convoy, broached, hammered by a destroyer at 12 metres. Heavy flooding, pumping hell for leather, flank speed, blew all tanks, stabilised at over 200 metres. One man killed in flooded compartment.

No further D/C attacks. Surfaced (blind and deaf) well behind the convoy undetected, 0140.

Damage:
1/ Aft dive planes u/s
2/ Both 'scopes destroyed
3/ Radio destroyed
4/ Hydrophones destroyed
5/ Both FLAK installations destroyed
6/ Deck gun u/s
7/ Aft Batteries u/s
8/ Both Diesels damaged
9/ ALL DIESEL FUEL LOST

Weather stayed rotten, RAF and RN left us alone. We proceeded to Cadiz on electric engines, eventually making 1 knot. Came alongside Thalia by starlight, seas now calm.

Very Das Boot, ja?

Man, you Really have a Big set of...........ya Know!

UncleRoger
04-02-2006, 08:25 PM
Yeah, that was coolest patrol ever, in a way. We were attempting a shot on a stationary damaged freighter from within the convoy. It was V dark. A destroyer was stopped next to him (as if picking up survivors!), as we manoevered he seemed to grow shorter. He had in fact detected us, then came straight at us...
The flooding and uncontrolled descent to 200m was pretty scary. Someone said 'we're diving too deep' but we just caught her.
During the entire limp to Cadiz on e-motors the poor ol' Chief copped a constant shower from that leaky gasket in the ceiling. On the bright side, it washed the crabs out of his eyebrows.

Virtual_Adept
04-03-2006, 03:17 AM
My worst was a few campaigns ago. I was running around in a Type XXI and in the 11th (I think...the one in Bergen where you get the XXI) and had been assigned a grid W of the UK. I decided to put the new boat to the test and took the shortcut through the English Channel. I was still playing stock and it was the mission right after I got the XXI (within a month of the XXI becoming available) and had all the latest equipment, a good torp loadout, etc. The majority of the trip went fine, I dodged a few patrols (skimmer patrols, not planes) along the way. I was so close to Brest (yet still within the English Channel) it wasn't funny. I was snorkeling (always at night...) and had just finished recharging the batteries (and was preparing to lower the snorkel) when I heard the depth charges hit the water. I didn't have time to do anything. Before I could give an order, the damage was done. I had ~8% hull left, most of the crew dead/injured, flooding from most compartments.
Damage Tally:
-Conning tower/related equip; destroyed
-Fore/Aft Diveplanes; heavily damaged, but still functional
-Rudder; nonfunctional...and still ~15-20 deg to port
-Electric engines/crep motors; heavy damage
-Compressor; nonfunctional
-Diesels; destroyed
-Props; damaged, but functional
-Main Pump/Fuel Tank; undamaged
-Radio; destroyed
-Hydrophone; nonfunctional
-Fore/Aft batteries; nonfunctional (though the repair time wasn't as bad as you might think)
-Topedo Tubes;damaged, but functional
-Hydrophone Recievers; damaged

All but the command room was flooding. As to the crew, I only had enough survive to competely fill the repair team. One officer, three POs, and the rest were sailors. Of these, most were injured. The officer was a Machinist/Repair/Helmsman. The POs were a Machinist, a Repair, and a Medic (thank goodness he was there...they would have all died). I had to shift them from one flooding compartment to another to keep from being overrun by flooding.
By this time I was in an uncontrolled descent (and there wasn't much I could do about it) with a fixed, turn to port...spiralling down. When I hit the bottom the hull went to 3%, there was more flooding in the forward compartments. And the following damage modifyers went into effect:
-Hydrophone Recievers; destroyed
-Torpedo Tubes; bottom pair destroyed, the rest, nonfunctional

At this point, I didn't have time to wonder that I'm not dead, too busy trying to make repairs...
I was on the French side of the Channel, fairly close to shore, so it wasn't terribly deep (otherwise I'da been flooded to death).
Time went by quite slowly, but I managed to stop the flooding, by this time we were quite settled on the bottom, strangely no further damage from the aft end setting down. As for the interior look, the gauges were cracked, there was a shower, etc.

I drained the compartments that mattered (electric engines, compartments batteries are in, etc) and began repairing what I could engine and controls wise. I could have taken the time to repair the tubes, but there was no point, no DDs came to harrass me. Even though I had no sensors I could still use the TDC and launch some homing torps if I needed to (assuming I repaired the tubes).

Finally, with needed repairs complete, I let everyone get some rest, then we travelled to Brest for some serious repair time. I had to be the navigator.

UncleRoger
04-04-2006, 03:22 AM
Intense!