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Guardicus
05-09-2005, 03:57 PM
I ran into a warship convoy heading north with a small Carrier as the main prize off the coast of Portugal in mid 1942. There were a few merchants mixed in and moderate air cover with a calm sea.. I plotted a poor intercept course and ran into them head on, and due to being submerged could not get into a proper position for firing. The carrier passed me at about 900m going 14 knots. I ruefully watched them sail on and then took my frustration out on a couple of poor cargo ships.

Anyone else run into this seafaring buffet?

TheFastFreddie
05-09-2005, 04:16 PM
I've never seen anything bigger than a Cruiser. I would of sent anything loaded at the carrier and set it for magnetic depth. All you need is one hit to slow it down.

Guardicus
05-09-2005, 05:29 PM
I thought about that, but my AOB was practically zero, and he was flanked by escorts, and to that point I had a decent tonnage count for the patrol.

I hope to come across it again. I just regret not taking screenshots of it. I hope it wasn't such a rarity that I'll never see it again.

alanschu
05-09-2005, 08:12 PM
I've yet to see a Carrier.


Seen a few Battleships though.

SchroeterU-123
05-10-2005, 03:06 AM
Hi
Realy I did not see them whem I go to the seashore to check if there is any ship that I can go to the game to sink http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif I most start to use a telescope insted binoculars http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif
I realy live im the portuguese coast im the city of Aveiro im portugal.

Salute and Happy Hunting

cueceleches
05-10-2005, 03:18 AM
Same here, still haven´t seen anything bigger than a DD. I´m in mid 42.

Guardicus
05-10-2005, 05:37 AM
I've never seen a Battleship, like some other players. I like the randomness in this game, but I'm regretting taking a shot at this one.

Dragos_Mateescu
05-10-2005, 05:58 AM
I`m in October `44. The only warship i encountered was a Dido Light Cruiser steaming with 30kts. Engaged it with a full salvo - close but no cigar.

stuartcphillips
05-10-2005, 07:59 AM
I've run into a Warship convoy containing a battleship and carrier off Gibralter (must have been about 1941) but couldn't get close because of a) loads of escorts b) they were going too fast and c) heavy aircover. I just stayed submerged and dreamt of what might have been!

Guardicus
05-10-2005, 08:08 AM
Yes, that sounds like what I ran into. To be so close yet unable to attack blows, but that's the game. Next time I'm shooting, regardless...

Ps- what is the screenshot command?

quillan
05-10-2005, 08:27 AM
From Sept 1939 to May of 1944, I've seen one battleship (a Nelson), one Fiji cruiser, and one escort carrier (a Bogue). Large warships are there, but not anything close to common. Of course, you can always open up the game scripting files to try to figure out where they'll be at specific times.