View Full Version : Your Greatest submariner moment?

12-08-2004, 02:09 PM
I have had two moments which were cool, both in silent service 2.

The first was when i found a massive fleet. I could tell by the speed it was a military convoy, and couldnt believe my luck when it turned out to be the yamato (yamamoto??) the biggest battleship of japan. I could tell the pagoda structure. Trying to stay calm i managed to get in position and fired off all my torps then dived and moved away to get away from the impending destroyer attack.

As the watch clicked down, i heard the first 2 explode, one dud, and another explode. After that i was pummeled by destroyers for the best part of 2 hours :O praying they would run out of depthcharges ( i think they had unlimited supplies in ss2) and eventually as the sun set i surfaced and headed back to where the yamato was. When i found her she was dead still, smoking and no escorts were anywhere to be seen. I guess they had headed off with the main convoy (wonder if this is realistic they would leave it stricken?)

I sailed up, still submerged and proceeded to empty all my front and back tubes again, only to see everyone dud against the hull... Realising i had only 2 torps left i changed the angle to the ship ( i had been 90 side on which makes duds more likely then a glancing shot i think) and fired again, both hit and exploded and i sat waiting for the ship to sink, but it didnt budge... A tear in my eye i speeded up time hoping it would disappear beneath the waves but after 7 hours not a peep. I sailed away heart in the floor at what i had missed out on lol. The mighty yamato, nearly sunk.


Another great battle i had was when i was depth charged by two destroyers after trying to torpedo them on approach. They cracked the batteries and my crew began to choke from the chorine. Blowing emergency tanks i rushed to the surface, set full speed, and manned the deck guns. Pummeling one destroyer and torping it from the rear tube.

I managed to sink one and vent the gas, before the second sent me to the bottom, water flooding into the ship. Luckily for me it was only 150m deep and i crashed into the seabed thanking my lucky stars.. The second, third and 4th pass by the destroyer ensured none of my brave crew ever saw the surface again... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

12-08-2004, 02:23 PM
Dude, this game was really cool! The first time enemy ships looked real -more real than in CAOD, but as real as in the orginal SH!

The Yamato was a big, difficult prey!

Seems that was named after the plain were the Emperor was sent by the Gods.

12-08-2004, 02:56 PM
I had been playing SH1 for years and had never even spotted the Yamato. Although it might have passed in the night or appeared as only a fast moving task force on radar.

But this whole huge task force is heading right at me.

I fired the front 6 tubes and got 5 hits and 1 dud. Because she was moving to fast i had fired pretty early, so i had time to turn the ship around and fire all 4 of my stern tubes and got 4 hits. The Yamato sank as the 9th torpedo detonated.

And playing WPL STATS I had some great times being chased around by human destroyers.

12-08-2004, 03:56 PM
My greatest one was a surface attack in AoD. Had a fresh VIIC, because I didn't take the IXB earlier http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif. Righton the first patrol with it, I got some lone merchants but then the weather became really bad. 2000m max vision at daytime. Every 30 ingame minutes I did a sonar dive and actually I ran into a really big convoy then. The weather was great for an attack. I ran out of gun shells before I had fired my last torpedo and I had to dive just two times. On the other occassions where I saw a corvette or DD, I could run away surfaced, because they didn't see me at 1500-2000, but I could see them http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif. I think in that mission I got the highest score ever for a mission in the whole AoD. Got 2 medals afterwards (IIRC it was a Knights Cross with Oak leaves at once) and a promotion to Kapit√¬§nleutnant http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif .
Too bad SH2 doesn't make such nice attacks possible due to the always-find-em-AI there... but my hope to experience something similar again is called SH3 http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Pr0metheus 1962
12-08-2004, 04:07 PM
I once saw the Yamato in SH1, but I was in the wrong position and never managed to do any damage.

12-08-2004, 04:24 PM
I remember lot of good missions, included one with no action at all........ one mission in SH1, where i was enforced to penetrate a bay and take a photo from a port, the bay was hard patroled, i run so slow, and when the japs become near switch to silent running........

Japanese patrol perform a patern they pass over me many times, run slow, silent runing, run slow, silent runing........to adrenalinic, each pass i wait for an attack .........

I play the mission in real time, i start up saturday morning and finish it sunday morning.......

But the most rare situation i remember was a mission in SH2, backing home to Whilhemshaven port, i was prosecuted by a british DD, i run at flank and enter the port, but suddently i hear.........

"High speed screws detected sir " http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/354.gif

That "tea drinker" go inside the bay. i was enforced to dive in a very shallow waters, i runs to a lateral of the bay........in 16 or 18 meters depth http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

The britt DD was there all the dusk and all the night http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif, ping....... ping ..... ping .... ping ....ping.... up to the morning........in my own base !!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gifInto the Whilhemshaven bay !! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif

Finally the morning later i was able to surface and go to the sub bins......... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

12-08-2004, 06:03 PM
I remember in SH 1 I entered the Truk lagoon in found half of imerial fleet at anchor. I don`t remember how many ships went to bottom but the tonnage was over 100.000 tons.

12-09-2004, 04:42 AM
I once located a large convoy at daytime. I was allready behind them, as they crossed into my sight.
I followed the convoy at a distance barely being able to detect them. In dawn I sneaked in closer, overtook the convoy and positioned my boat, then attacked submerged. I fired 4 torpedoes at 4 targets. One dudd, one sunk very quickly, the other two were slowed down to 2kts.
I sneaked away and later gained back on them, finishing of the wounded ships, then repeating my tactic. I got 11 of 14 ships and 2 of the escorts.

The other incident was with a similar convoy, but only 2 destroyers. I sneaked in, concentrated on the escorts and sunk them, the first didn't notice the torpedoe and was hit before it could even send a ping, the other one was a more struggling fight.
After that, I had the complete convoy in front of me, but they parted in 2 halves. I got 6 ships from the convoy heading north, 2 from the convoy heading south, before I went out of torpedoes http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

12-09-2004, 11:34 AM
i am not a submariner, i just play submarine simulations!

12-09-2004, 11:53 AM
A night of madness on my last IX B (AoD).

I was moving in the fog to a different patrol area, when I saw a merchant, then some more, then... well, an heavy escorted convoy, four columns of merchants, and a big battleship on his right side.

I ran towards the battleship as a male basset after a female pitbull, but I was spotted before being in good position; so I launched a full spread, with little hope to do damage, and dived under gunfire; then I was depth charged, without taking relevant damages, and no way to know if the target was hit.

About four hours later, I found that convoy again, approaching from the left; the BB, now smoking as the hell, was on the opposite side.

Merchants and tankers were easy targets, but I was obsessed by the Battleship, quite impossible to reach...quite impossible, but not really impossible for a psychotic hunter...
I launched the boat in a surface race, flank speed, between the four columns of merchants, firing the aft torpedoes when I was inside; two burning tankers stopped an escort hunting for me.
Passed the last column, I launched all fishes at the BB, about 1200 m. far, and crash dived under a rain of shells.
We took some hits, lot of things to fix later, but not really serious damages: a big boom said us that a Nelson Class was going under surface.
Noises from the sinking battleship, sinking tankers, and other ship in convoy covered our slow, silent, evasive course: no charge was released really near.
I was been mad, but a victorious alive mad.

12-09-2004, 12:01 PM
I remember a pair of situations.

When I played 688(I) -a game of modern subs- I was fighting against many ships, and they where situated to both flanks. Then, one a ship situated on the starboard site shoot some 470mm torpedoes,from long range, which I avoid by moving fast from its course. They continued straight to some destroyers on the other side, got them on the sonar, and destroyed them... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/1072.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif I didn't have to shoot any torpedo myself... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/34.gif

IN SHII, when I've completed some difficult mission as I can, without much luck, I wait for several days and try it again... when you complete it sunking all the required tonnage, you get satisfied. You've got to use all your skills. I have some objectives yet to finsih: to sunk the carriers both in the missions "sunk of the courageous" and in the mission "enemy landings". Carriers in SHII can be very difficult to sunk! I myself mannaged to destroy the Ark Royal one or two times, into Narvik, but it tends to run aground so it's no fun at all... but it's a real enjoyable mission, much more than "scapa flow" because there, the big game are stopped and are not difficult to hit, while on narvikt they try evasive maneouvres.

12-11-2004, 11:42 AM
When serving on a diesal O-boat, I survived a few fires, numerous collisions, a multitude of floods, and am still here to talk about it!

12-14-2004, 07:20 AM
Please, Vonbimmell, tell us more about these moments.

Maybe you are the only, here, to know that by real experience.