View Full Version : Another Thompsen moment,moment

09-29-2007, 03:47 PM
Just exited a convoy in real **** but calm weather having reported the contact then attacked and having gone deep to evade. I got a hydrophone contact on diving deeper, a V11C albeit briefly. Had a hard time getting out but managed it and ended up way astern of the convoy.
Recharging batteries and travelling along behind the convoy I get a radar warning so dive, then I pick up 2 warship contacts behind the said convoy, I surface and set an intercept course. Long cat and mouse story short later I find a V11c travelling behind the convoy but heading straight for it. I go over to say 'Hi' and find its only got the AA gunner on the bridge, could this be Thompsen I ask.....
"Oi!, Thompsen - that you?.
No reply but then a second V11C comes out of the mist dead astern of the first!....
Sh*t, can't be two Thompsens out here can there?.
Again only the AA gunner on deck. I sort of get in the way and both deviate course and I end up with both on an intercept for the convoy, no longer in line astern but both at 6 knots.
Convoy was at 8 so not sure they'll catch up but I'm following along to see what happens if they get picked up by the escorts.
I've saved game to do so and will reload if I get caught out, I wouldn't be doing what I am otherwise so dont feel its a cheat. I'm wondering if they will dive/return fire or what.
I think someones posted the AI subs wont submerge being surfaced or dived only but I didn't expect an AI flakboot to open up on a Sunderland either but it did.
What are the odds of meeting up with 2 fellow Kameraden in the Irish Sea, heavy rain but calmish seas and visibility aroung 400/450 metres?.
I'll see if they/we get attacked and report back.........

09-29-2007, 05:36 PM
Interesting! If you can, try to get some screenshots http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

09-30-2007, 02:35 PM
Following them in, the second Uboat suddenly took a turn to starboard and disappeared off into the fog. Suddenly theres a big flash and fire over my right shoulder, by the time I get over there theres a DD going down but no UBoat anywhere. A quick subsurface search reveals it on the bottom looking pretty beat up with the enemy warship going down alongside.
Back to the first V11C, he's in a fire fight with an armed trawler. By the time I get there he's on the surface, no hands on deck with the warship stationary nearby. AI subs dead and the warships well ablaze but it opens up on me!. Its too rough for me to man guns so I have no option but to dive. Dont know if either fired torps, second one didn't dive for sure and the first was dived but terminally so probably didn't on purpose and was sunk.
Screenies to follow..........

09-30-2007, 04:13 PM
Well here go's........
http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee100/M0ttiebucket/S...9-2007_023.9_187.jpg (http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee100/M0ttiebucket/SH3Img30-9-2007_023.9_187.jpg)

09-30-2007, 04:23 PM
No details!......
Pic 1. Warship Contact
2/3 pos Id as V11C's
4 From the scope
5 First meeting
6 as above different angle
7 Convoy ahead contact
8 Sunken ship Icon appeared after U1 left to Starboard
9 What I found when I got there.
10 Different angle of 9
11 U1 still has a TGA?.... is it still 'live'.
12 U2 now engaged
13 U1 again - out of sync should be before 12
14 U2 no crew - firing ceased but still afloat
15 My next contact, all DD's going fast, I left.

09-30-2007, 08:49 PM
Verdammt! Only 12 boats in the whole Atlantic and here we are running into each other!

10-01-2007, 10:15 AM
Originally posted by Kaleun1961:
Verdammt! Only 12 boats in the whole Atlantic and here we are running into each other!

"Vee Veer suppose to assemble AHEAD of that dog Chuchill's convoy!!! How else are we going to deny him his imported American Gin"

...back to wolfpack training 101

10-01-2007, 02:26 PM
Well I cant be sure the Uboat in the last contact report I got was one of the original 2 I met up with but if the first 2 were lost, the 3rds on route to Liverpool chasing a convoy and I'm on my way out of the paddling pool called the Irish Sea for deeper, safer more comforting waters, thats 4 out of 12........ so who's got the front door then?. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif
I've just picked up a convoy coming up behind me heading out of Liverpool, lots of big tankers and a bogue carrier. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif
One small problem - 12 escorts! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif
Plus there are a few rogue escorts about, sank a DD that came in behind me then started to run down my bearing at 24 knots with a stern shot, weathers still cr@p but he kept coming and I let one go at 2500 yds whic actually hit! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif
Now on full battery, all internals loaded and magazines - just turned on a heading to take me into the path of and heart of the convoy.....
Might regret this but what the hell.......