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Baletzan
06-08-2005, 05:12 PM
Now give me a straight answer, are there any battleships, cruisers or anything in Scapa Flow, Loch Ewe or in any of the ports?
I checked out Loch Ewe the other night and didn't find anything but the **** coastal batteries that forced me to dive forgetting how shallow the water was http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-mad.gif
I've been hunting liners and battleships for ages now, and haven't found anything.
No major mods, thinking about getting the worldmod but I'm afraid it will kill my PC with all those extra ships, and it feels a bit like cheating too.

blue_76
06-09-2005, 12:24 AM
ports are empty. unless you're playing one of the single missions. the campaign mode is void of any ships at ports for now.. so finding any battleships or heavy cruisers is basically rolling a die.

doug.d
06-09-2005, 01:28 AM
Baed on intelligence provided in this forum, I'm currently blockading the US East coast in a quest for a liner (started new career for this, 1943 in my primary career and not seen one yet). Apart from picking up lone merchants and surgically removing T2 and/or T3 tankers from the many convoys out of Halifax over a couple of weeks (gametime), no liner yet. No large warships in either career. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

Hairback357
06-09-2005, 01:46 AM
I have bumped into a large battle ship convoy once bit they were ahead of me going like 25 knots. I fired 4 fish and hit a Revenge Battle ship with a hail Mary but didn't slow it down so they just sped away. It was early on to like my 10th or so patrol. I am on my 34th Patrol now and have never seen any more yet. I have seen only one liner in a convoy and it was Neutral at the time so couldn't shoot at it. I have yet to see any aircraft carriers.

U107Wolff
06-09-2005, 03:40 AM
I actually encountered a battleship in Loch Ewe. Was somewhere in 1940 and it took me 3 fish to get that sucker. But it was just laying there and did nothing. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Baletzan
06-09-2005, 03:51 AM
Yes, I know the ports are empty


I actually encountered a battleship in Loch Ewe. Was somewhere in 1940 and it took me 3 fish to get that sucker. But it was just laying there and did nothing.
But this is the reason why I bothered asking, I've read so many posts in this forum about people telling how they encountered battleships in or near ports. The liners are a different story though, I think I know where they are, just no luck finding one, yet. I also recall somebody saying that in 39-40 there are battleships and carriers in Scapa Flow and Loch Ewe, so I think they are there somewhere, just not always in ports. The hunt continues...

V-MAN1981
06-09-2005, 05:10 AM
Originally posted by doug.d:
Baed on intelligence provided in this forum, I'm currently blockading the US East coast in a quest for a liner (started new career for this, 1943 in my primary career and not seen one yet). Apart from picking up lone merchants and surgically removing T2 and/or T3 tankers from the many convoys out of Halifax over a couple of weeks (gametime), no liner yet. No large warships in either career. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

Draw a straight line from the most southern point of Ireland right across to the coast of Canada. Liners in my experience come out of the US east coast ports then head up to this line and across Atlantic.

Try following this line and see how you get on, I counted 10 in my last partol that I picked up either on hydrophone or radar but I could only get myself lined up to shoot at 7 of them because some had passed me when I had detected them unfortunatly.

W.Irving
06-09-2005, 05:31 AM
See the community manual.

Topp1967
06-09-2005, 05:50 AM
I've only encountered one Allied Task Group in 16 patrols - it was pretty impressive a carrier, 3 old battleships and half a dozen destroyers about a 1000 klicks West of Brest heading South - unfortunately I had no torps left so I went deep and watched them sail past on the external view b*mm*r.

W.Irving
06-09-2005, 06:27 AM
Originally posted by Topp1967:
I've only encountered one Allied Task Group in 16 patrols - it was pretty impressive a carrier, 3 old battleships and half a dozen destroyers about a 1000 klicks West of Brest heading South - unfortunately I had no torps left so I went deep and watched them sail past on the external view b*mm*r.

You could've briefly surfaced 200 mts ahead of the carrier and watched the escorts mow down said ship. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

delphin-U190
06-09-2005, 07:01 AM
I had found and sunk a Fiji light cruiser in Loch Ewe during my 10th patrol.

That was in late 1940. she was not in the harbor but 2 kilometers south of it in the bay.

The harbor are not empty but most of the time capital ship are at sea or elsewhere.

Be patient and you will be pay

Hairback357
06-12-2005, 01:15 PM
I would like to report that on my next patrol I ran across a liner. Then the next two patrols I found another 2 liners and finally a carrier. All of this was in grid AM 53. Seems to be a gold mine in the grid. I have gone to the well three times now and every time something good is lurking there.

cuthy2k
06-12-2005, 01:38 PM
if you want battleships, carriers and aux. cruisers then as soon as the war starts... head to scapa flow!!! There should be a Revenge there. For the first couple of missions of the war always check scapa for large ships... all you have to do is sail into the north and use free view to look in overland... this way you dont actually have to venture in. Seen a Revenge, KG5 and a carrier plus 2 aux cruisers first couple of patrols. Dont believe me then try!