View Full Version : for those of you who have never seen a convoy... check this out

05-24-2005, 11:16 AM
got some pics and a short story to tell. check this (http://webpages.charter.net/jsarkisian/convoy.htm) out.

be patient. all of the images are on one page, and the server can be slow at times.

05-24-2005, 11:20 AM
hmm... i'm not sure about sinking neutral ships... nice screenshot story board though!

05-24-2005, 11:36 AM
Why no deck gun shot's?

05-24-2005, 11:49 AM
Are you using an updated cargo mod?

If so, which one?

05-24-2005, 12:00 PM
i don't think so... these seem to be the standard cargo

05-24-2005, 12:05 PM
Must be early in the war or your the luckiest somebeach on the ocean. If I came across something like that it would have at least 4 escorts driving me nutz and guns a blazin at me.

05-24-2005, 12:16 PM
some quick answers:

1. out of deck ammo
2. no mods whatsoever
3. 1.2 patch
4. yes, markus. **** lucky. i still can't believe it.

The Avon Lady
05-24-2005, 12:17 PM
I came upon a convoy in 1940, escorted by a lone destroyer.

Of course, the destroyer was the first to go.


Notice that the oceanliner is next. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/784.gif

05-24-2005, 12:18 PM
Love the story and the pics! Help me get throught the day....

05-24-2005, 12:18 PM
Originally posted by altstiff:
Why no deck gun shot's?

He used all of them on merchants and what not....btw you are lucky as all get out.....I just WISH i could see an un-escorted convoy like that....good job man

05-24-2005, 12:25 PM
That does not seem..."Ladylike"....But liked none the less.

05-24-2005, 04:18 PM
I had an Convoy at AM15 sector,
with my VIIB 1940 januari

On the way around Scapa Flow, where i sunk 2x C2&C3 and some small ships, heading to AM15,
when i am at AM15 had a message of convoy heading my way

In that time i be sure that all of the external torps are loaded in the emtpy racks ready to use..

Saw 1 Destroyer(use the stern torp) the Flower Escort was the next one(front, than surface it, than use the deckgun http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif
1 T3 Tanker
1 T2 Tanker
2 C2 Cargos
2 C3 Cargos
1 Smal cargo ship
than the deckgun silenced(out of ammo).
4 small cargo ships left but took the most important big ships out http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif
But the fun was, when i zoom out on the map 1 BIG RED Mark nothing than sunked ships http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

Man i make a mess there lmao, than heading to Deadtrap(Canal) make home of 55% hull damage
But the tonnage was 77.850.

05-24-2005, 04:59 PM
Saw unescorted entirely british(!) convoy north of Ireland. T3+2xT2+6xC2+****. Not wolfpack, but sheeppack (or what is right word). Had only 3 torps left, out of deck ammo and without AA guns (after despatching Dido earlier) http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

05-24-2005, 05:40 PM
Had the same happen... unescorted convoy Nov. 11, 1940 in grid AM29 with my VIIB. Sank 4 C2 Cargo ships, 2 T2 Tankers and 1 T3 Tanker. With those and a Small Merchant in BF42 I had a total of 61,293 tons sunk. Using patch 1.2

BTW..... I have never seen another convoy up close and personal again and I'm now running to the Americas in my 16th patrol in August of 42 in a TypeIXB. And using patch 1.3, which could be the difference... or not, on seeing convoys.

05-24-2005, 06:57 PM
You either have too much time on your hands or no social life....

Nice story tho I suppose http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/1241.gif

05-24-2005, 11:34 PM
Having a good social life is overrated, frankly, with the quality of the people in this world now I would rather spend my day with a machine in my personal wonderland than waste time trying to climb the social ladder.

The Avon Lady
05-24-2005, 11:41 PM
Originally posted by Stuntcow:
That does not seem..."Ladylike
Luck be a lady last night.


The Kriegsmarine grid and convoy route map that comes with the game is your friend. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

05-25-2005, 08:15 AM
True enough TAL... but it's too bad the map isn't a tad bigger. It's hard enough trying to matvh it with the nav map to figure out just how close you are to the routes shown on the include map. Now, one blown up to twice the size of what we have would work out even better. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

05-25-2005, 11:35 AM
hmm...wonder if that is just the default convoy...looks exactly the same as the one I raped last night...muhahaha....MUHAHAHAHA

05-27-2005, 04:14 AM
fantastic web page jsark - great story.


05-27-2005, 04:15 AM
Originally posted by sdcruz:
fantastic web page jsark - great story.

Funny too hehehe


05-27-2005, 11:22 AM
I've been quite ill recently, and your comments on the story board gave me a good laugh. Thanx mate http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

06-08-2005, 02:58 PM
U are a nice guy. But the torp gods smile down on me to. A class C destoyer. As Marine Snipers say "1 shot 1 kill" http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif