View Full Version : What is a good speed to cross the atlantic

03-30-2005, 01:31 PM
My current patrol of off the US Coast and was currious without a chance for resuply what is the speed at which I have to go? Is it slow, Ahead 1/3'd?

I dont want to get there then have to go home cause Im outta gas :-(

03-30-2005, 01:56 PM
Ahead Slow on the way to American Coast, best speed for fuel available on way back.

03-30-2005, 02:02 PM
Ask your Navigation Officer - he can tell you the range of your sub with the current (and I really mean the current http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif) speed and fuel consumption. Experiment to find the speed that takes you to your destination in the shortest time with enough fuel to get you home.

03-30-2005, 02:14 PM
But you want plenty o'fuel when you get to your patrol area to cruise around and chase around at flank speed after contacts. Time was not really a consideration.

The "Drumbeaters" took 3 weeks to cross the Atlantic, and a week to go home again after expending their torps.

Use Ahead Slow and you'll have a no fuel worries.