View Full Version : Selbstmord!

01-29-2006, 05:08 PM
I've now officially abandoned the Murmansk Campaign and have resumed followed BdU's orders. Currently, I'm shadowing a convoy just north of my PZ destination. I'll have a full report in due course, however, I wanted to let folks know what I've observed thus far. The convoy is large but lightly escorted. Seas are very heavy, visibility is medium. My first attack was pretty much of a disaster - 5 torpedoes expended with maybe one hit on a tanker that had minimal effect and a fatal hit on a Black Swan Frigate. While waiting for an opportunity to attack, the lead DD which I happened to be watching on the ship camera kept listing heavily to starboard and suddenly capsized. The gray ship sunk symbol appeared and the convoy was down to one escort. I periodically watched the remaining escort on the external view and, amazingly, I caught it just as it capsized and sank!

So, the current situation is that the remaining escorts have conveniently committed suicide and now I'm shadowing a convoy with 4 or 5 tankers and at least 2 troopships plus assorted other large cargo ships that is utterly defenseless.

If the weather will just break ...

01-29-2006, 06:13 PM
If you can get a break in the weather you'll have a turkey shoot on your hands! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

01-30-2006, 06:16 AM
I'll say a prayer to St. Jude for you, Paul. I had a similar situation: Huge convoy (mostly neutrals http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif) with only 2 escorts, one of them a corvette. Killed the escorts and surfaced in the middle of the convoy...


St. Jude helped me out there. I'll see what he can do for you.