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ILikePortillos
10-24-2005, 06:48 AM
Well, we left Lorient on the 12th of December 1942. My office is the third window from the left, upstairs. Glad I remembered to turn the light off.

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y282/ILikePortillos/Friedrich%20Weiss/FriedrichsOffice12-12-1941.jpg

So once again, we sail down to the west coast of Africa. We're just recently at war with the Americans, so we're eager to meet up with them. I'm beginning to think the Allies have put restrictions on radio communication, because we didn't receive more than 2 contacts on our whole trip down.

We passed some of our usual islands. . .

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y282/ILikePortillos/Friedrich%20Weiss/SteepSlopes12-16-1941.jpg
DH 29

on our usual route. . .

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y282/ILikePortillos/Friedrich%20Weiss/CommonRoute12-16-1941.jpg

We spent Christmas and New Year's at sea, only sinking one Greek small merchant off Spain's northwest tip. You could tell our crew just wanted to be home.

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y282/ILikePortillos/Friedrich%20Weiss/WorkingInCommandRoom12-16-1941.jpg

Our next patrol at the end of the month (January, 1942) should be more exciting. They're sending us across the ocean for the first time. BB-79, near Halifax, Nova Scotia. I'll keep you posted.

ILikePortillos
10-24-2005, 06:48 AM
Well, we left Lorient on the 12th of December 1942. My office is the third window from the left, upstairs. Glad I remembered to turn the light off.

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y282/ILikePortillos/Friedrich%20Weiss/FriedrichsOffice12-12-1941.jpg

So once again, we sail down to the west coast of Africa. We're just recently at war with the Americans, so we're eager to meet up with them. I'm beginning to think the Allies have put restrictions on radio communication, because we didn't receive more than 2 contacts on our whole trip down.

We passed some of our usual islands. . .

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y282/ILikePortillos/Friedrich%20Weiss/SteepSlopes12-16-1941.jpg
DH 29

on our usual route. . .

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y282/ILikePortillos/Friedrich%20Weiss/CommonRoute12-16-1941.jpg

We spent Christmas and New Year's at sea, only sinking one Greek small merchant off Spain's northwest tip. You could tell our crew just wanted to be home.

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y282/ILikePortillos/Friedrich%20Weiss/WorkingInCommandRoom12-16-1941.jpg

Our next patrol at the end of the month (January, 1942) should be more exciting. They're sending us across the ocean for the first time. BB-79, near Halifax, Nova Scotia. I'll keep you posted.

WilhelmSchulz.-
10-24-2005, 07:45 PM
Wondering where you went.

ILikePortillos
10-25-2005, 08:13 AM
ES-63, I believe. It's west, and a little south of Freetown. Not a whole lot of traffic, at least not while I was there. Another full trip without bad weather though. It was a little windy and choppy when I sank the small merchant, but that weather never turned into rain. I would imagine about 60 degrees F difference from start to finish though. Not a bad assignment, relatively.

Vlad34
10-25-2005, 10:07 AM
This time don't forget to turn your lights off. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

ILikePortillos
10-25-2005, 02:35 PM
Sweet! I just got an upgrade on my Conning Tower, recently made available by good 'ol German engineering. It's the 2 light, 1 heavy layout. Sure helps when sailing the IX-B with its slow diving time. Just in time for my first trans-Atlantic assignment. Only problem is now I'm short on favors with command (low renown). The chances of me getting a IX-C some time this year (1942) are slim.

The_Silent_O
10-26-2005, 08:30 AM
I would suggest the novel "war and peace" by Tolstoy for that trek across the atlantic.

Actually Nova Scotia is not as bad as getting to the Carribean.

I've sneaked into Freetown twice with no great results...you are guaranteed ONE, only ONE destroyer in that whole port.

I'm curious what you might find in Halifax though...keep me posted!

Kapitan-Leutnant Thor Rammstein, U-2, Type Viic