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Foehammer-1
04-03-2007, 07:39 PM
Today I sailed through AM-52.. After seeing nothing but ghosts and shadows, I decided to move north to the Arctic lanes. Then I got a radar signal warning. Thinking it was a plane again, I dive to P depth. It turned out to be several warships heading straight for me. When they got closer, I poked the scope up and saw what I have never seen before, a Bogue Escort Carrier!!
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a176/Foehammer88/TF1-1.jpg

It would pass about 2000 meters from the stern. I fired off one magnetic shot in hopes of slowing it down... Which connected nicely. Never seen a warship putting on such fireworks display http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/784.gif
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a176/Foehammer88/tf2.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a176/Foehammer88/tf3.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a176/Foehammer88/tf4.jpg

After the carrier sank, there was a slight problem of the four remaining angry escorts. One of them apparently picked us up
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a176/Foehammer88/tf5.jpg

The escorts started crowding around us as the carrier sank upside down
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a176/Foehammer88/tf6.jpg

The escorts started encircling the boat in hopes of retaliation. They gradually drew closer
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a176/Foehammer88/tf7.jpg

And closer
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a176/Foehammer88/tf8.jpg

Ok, that's a bit too close for comfort
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a176/Foehammer88/tf9.jpg

These two escorts were in such hurry to blow us up, that they almost crashed into each other!
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a176/Foehammer88/tf10.jpg

I am currently attempting to get away from them, which sometimes seems like an impossible task. Story continues tomorrow, if I get away that is http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

CapZap1970
04-03-2007, 10:28 PM
Great job, FH, I hope you can live to tell us the end of this... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif
Have a beer on me.
Aufwiedersehn
OzS Von Clausewitz

sevenem
04-03-2007, 11:50 PM
Run silent, run deep.

good luck. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

logman01
04-04-2007, 12:21 PM
Did you make it???

Foehammer-1
04-04-2007, 01:42 PM
Okkay, I finally made it! Finally being a good word, until those destroyers ran out of depth charges and gave up the hunt. I was depth charged numerous times, had to blow ballast a couple times until we were dangerously low on compressed air. A couple bombers showed up and almost blew up one of their own ships. I decided to shoot a torpedo at the expert destroyer, but was caught in a shallow DC run, which we evaded only by a miracle. Wasn't going to try that again, so down to 230 meters we went. A couple decoys later they gave up and headed off into the Atlantic. Right now I am trying to get into a firing position on a huge convoy made up of heavy ships, which is a bit difficult, since I am trying to outrun a DD that picked me up. I am at ahead flank, WAY ahead of the convoy, and it wouldn't give up http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

AtlantikEel
04-05-2007, 01:24 AM
Congratulations on sinking the carrier, and living to tell the tale.
You encountered a hunter-killer group; the carrier is bait to draw you in .... if the escorts don't get you (and they are tenacious), the carrier's aircraft might.
One of these groups sank me twice; the third time I ran the game, I ignored the group and went silently on my way, sinking a freighter about 50nm North.
U-boats were never designed to take on warships; that they did so effectively on occasion is testament to the skill, determination and bravery of their crews.