View Full Version : I shoulda known

03-30-2005, 02:28 PM
Well hi everyone, ive been here for a while reading but not posting but i simply had to share this. noone here is going to look at me straight again if i start ranting about my uboat and the convoy etc etc.

october 1940, mission to patrol an 13. i think frack that. no convoys there, boo, but i gotta go right. i plot a course inbetween england and ireland to hope for good weather and some unlucky coastal merchants.

everything goes well till a day or two into the voyage. i meet a coastal and he's quickly dispatched and i return to my previous course. quickly a pair of electro torp boats come at me not realizing im not just going to dive. i summarily dispatch them with the flak gun. how glad am i to have just gottan teh zwilling.

daytime comes around and i continue on course, quiet, clear skies, calm seas. figures a day like this can't go without trouble. a couple of hurricanes spot me and i dispatch one before diving. keep on course proceeding at 1/3 while i listen to some ships coming to my last location. i decide to ignore them them and continue on.

along the way i meet c2 and quicly finish him off as well. then about halfway through the narrows 'tween ireland and england i hear a convoy at my 60. i decide to investigage. weather is still lovely after all though its night by now. i come on the convoy finding the lone escort ship first. a nice VW that is quickly sent to the bottom before it has a chance to realize its not safe yet.

now is when the fun starts, aside from the 4-5 american ships i dispatch 19 merchants (tankers, c2s, c3s, and smaller vessels. emptying out my torps and then my 88. im loving every minute of seeing the map wracked with sunken ship emblems.

i figure ill just continue on and patrol the area assigned for the 500 renown is it? so i continue north, leaving the remnants of the convoy with a very troubled c2 listing a good 30 degrees to one side. i hope it'll sink, but otherwise, i think i've done enough in any case. i estimate a good 65000 tons so far.

day time comes, the seas are still very calm, skies clear, and the oceasn quiet. except for the destroyer going in the direction of the convoy...a little late bub. i dive and crawl past it.

around noon i surface and continue on standard. i know the good weather at this point can be nothing but a bad omen but i decide to continue anyway. a lone plane is spotted and it comes into strafe or bomb or something and is summarily dispatched before it reaches me, dropping close to 50 meters from the sub, i smile, and put the watch back on duty. about 2 hours later, i hear the ominous words of planes spotted at 190 something degrees. i man the flak, only to realize i left a measily 9 rounds in the mag. frack...i empty it in their general direction as i realize its not just one. its 4 aircraft. as the mag is filled i see a lone bomb dropped. it hits me not 5 meters from the tower. smack in the middle of the sub. i switch to the crew view. stern tubes destroyed, electro destroyed, diesel destroyed, everyone back of the conning tower dead. she starts to sink as i'm hit 3 more times, each time more sections turning blood red as man after man is killed on impact or by the rapid flooding. she's only got the stern above the water a bit when the stupid window pops up ruining the intensity of the moment.

75k tonnage sunk, all hands lost. an animation woulda bene nice to not make me as awesomely pissed at myself as i am now, for not diving when i saw the first plane. i guess the zwilling made me overconfident. or those planes just had to be really accurate for once.

anyway, thats my tale. had to put it somewhere, might as well be here.

Pr0metheus 1962
03-30-2005, 02:36 PM
Good story. Just goes to show how easy it is to take an apparent winning streak for granted.

03-30-2005, 02:37 PM
Good one too http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

03-30-2005, 02:42 PM
aye. if it all had to end that way i woulda have at least liked to watch her sink tho. one last time into the waves.

03-30-2005, 02:48 PM
a fine read. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

03-30-2005, 02:59 PM
It pays to be careful and use all the tools provided. Mostly I use observation scope before surfacing and also I use hydrameter alot.

03-30-2005, 03:35 PM
Yup...Benn between Ireland and England myself. Darn busy place, might as well just have surfaced at some central railway station during rush hours.

Overconfidence got the better of me too. When I reached grid AN 13 I had 1 - one - torpedo left in the stern tube.

Now I'm sneaking my way home, hoping to come across a single tanker...

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