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06-26-2005, 11:46 PM
Hi all.
I am having a blast playing SHIII. It has effectively ruined my life.
At any rate I was playing my career in Summer 43'. I was dodging destroyers after a succesful attack by hiding under a tanker and following it, yet the escorts still found me. I would think they would have a hard time hearing me or even pinging me. Is this just another discrepancy or is it possible for the destroyers to ping me under another ship?

06-26-2005, 11:54 PM
I stayed below a convoy once to get destroyers off my back http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

06-27-2005, 12:20 AM
I dont mean a convoy, I mean directly under one particular ship. :-)

06-27-2005, 12:24 AM
well, it all depends on how much noise you make.. if you were heading ahead flank speed, you'd make enough noise to scare the crabs away http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif no ship will save u. i often use that tactic with convoys to avoid destroyers and thus far i've had considerable success..

06-27-2005, 01:13 AM
Crabs! What are you saying!? How dare you insult my honor!
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06-27-2005, 02:20 AM
I dont mean a convoy, I mean directly under one particular ship. :-)

Just thought I mention it http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

06-27-2005, 04:30 AM
When attacking 'task forces' I make a point of trying to disable a ship e.g. a C2 by pumping a torp up the rear, to use it for cover. Task forces often go apesh1t and mill around aimlessly, unlike regular convoys which sail on or sometimes make a minor course change or 2 when attacked.

After sinking a few ships I hide under the disabled one to avoid DD's and also getting trampled by the panicked herd, popping out when e.g. a juicy tanker passes at 0 or 180 (opposite side to the dd's if possible), take a shot and hide again. Once the herd has finally moved away I come out and sink my host. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

One time the Luftwaffe butted in (in a canned mission), and sank my host. Had to scramble to get out of the way of the sinking ship. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

06-27-2005, 10:24 AM
I tried that in late 1944 with a convoy.

Disabled a T2 tanker (was dead stopped) and hid under him for 8 hours (about 10 meters under the tanker)!!! Meanwhile all 4 DD escorts kept circling the tanker pinging me. they would NOT leave.

So I went deep...REALLY deep (250m) and dispersed decoys as I submerged.

After about another 2 hours of cat and mouse I got away and waited to for the DDs to bugger off. then surfaced and finally sank that disabled tanker.

06-27-2005, 10:44 AM
Great ideas guys...but, wouldnt you think you would be able to hide underneath a noisy, diesel driven ship and follow it, while its moving, and be able to move undetected?

06-27-2005, 11:38 AM
Remember that going silent keeps them from hearing you with their hydrophones.
Sonar will detect you whether you are noisey or quiet and it is moving away from the active sonar that makes them lose you.
Once detected under that ship and with constant readings they will know you are there. Do the sonar math not the noise math for this one!

06-27-2005, 11:59 AM
I hide under moving ships sometimes as well. I move a slow as possible to keep up, but usually this is full or flank anyway.

Once I am under there I usually have already spent my loaded torps and on my reality settings it will take 10 mins plus to re-load. Also if I am under there the destroyers must have already found me or I wouldn't have bothered. So I just write off what is left of the convoy as escaped.

I dive down deep, 200+M if the ocean floor alows it. Keeping up with the ship as best I can until I get down. Then I turn 135 degrees to one side, whereever I think there are more merchant ships and go ahead slow.

Later in the war the DD's get more dangerous and escape gets more difficult. Early in the war I just sink the DD's. Most DD's are worth slightly more then a small tanker in renown, though your tonnage suffers.