View Full Version : Backdoor into NY harbor?

05-27-2007, 01:15 PM
Was just wondering if anyone knew if it were possible to sneak in from the NE?

Looking at the map, I thought it might be possible judging from my experience playing around the rivers along the African coast. Although, extreme shallows & heavy aircover are major concerns. However, looking at the map, there is one spot in particular that may prove this to be an impossibility (note where cursor is on map). Prior experience tells me that its about a 50/50 chance. Thought maybe someone here has attempted it before.

05-29-2007, 11:28 AM
It looks very possible so far. I got over the hump in question:

Stay submerged to avoid air cover, go slow & check depth under keel periodically, stop here & wait for nightfall.
(Note: Depth under keel averaging 5M. Stop when depth under keel reaches 4M!)

The narrow pass:

In low light/nightfall approaching:

Underwater view:

Surface at night & proceed as quickly as possible, continuously checking depth under keel & adjusting course to stay in as deep of water as possible:
(Note: Good weather conditions & visibility after midnight. Wouldn't think of attempting this in stormy weather.)
(Depth under keel while going through "the pass" surfaced = 3M!)

As soon as I got depth under keel = 11M, I submerged again & got a bearing on where we needed to go next.
(Note: Again, average depth below keel in the middle is about 5M.)

Currently, I've stopped as visibilty has gotten very low by 02:30 making it very hard to even see the banks. I'll resume come daylight.

05-29-2007, 01:45 PM
Hmmm - strange game at time, eh? That would be the East River - and while SH3 is giving you views of countryside, most of it is very built up and there are lots of bridges to encounter. The chances of not being seen even by a New Yorker would be incredibly slim and your only way out is probably out through the Narrows between Staten Island and Brooklyn.

I had a quick look on Google Earth - going down the East River and past Manhattan to the docks would be the equivalent of sailing up the River Thames to Windsor!

Still, as long as SH3 is showing only trees, there may be a chance. Otherwise, it's off to POW camp for you.

05-29-2007, 01:55 PM
Interesting thread - Good work!....and Good Luck http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

05-29-2007, 02:29 PM
@ geoffwessex
Yeah, I know its highly unrealistic, but in this regard its just a game & I enjoy the challenge. (I just imagine that I'm on some sort of secret mission. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif) And yeah, my only chance for escape is probably out the way you mentioned. I'm just wondering about mines & subnets... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

05-29-2007, 03:01 PM
I had a quick look on Google Earth - going down the East River and past Manhattan to the docks would be the equivalent of sailing up the River Thames to Windsor!

To say nothing of the treacherous currents in that bottleneck! ....I've "worked" those waters, ....and I would not care to try to get a U-boat in there undetected!!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif


06-14-2007, 12:04 AM
Muhahahaha! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/784.gif

Visibility was excellent by 10:30AM. It cost me a small % of hull integrity (got a little banged up in the shallows... drifted towards the SE bank during the night) but I managed to sneak through @ 1 knot. Average depth in the center of the river is 15-17 meters. Time compression is a pain though when so shallow.


Now to get out of here!