View Full Version : One should've been stationary

06-09-2005, 11:45 AM
Lots of people talk about finding stationary targets. Well I found a new bug last night. My last torpedo blew both screws completely off a merchant in a convoy. His speed dropped from 6 knots to 3 and remained there. He did drop back from the convoy but maintained a steady 3 knots for the hour I followed him. I had no more torps and rough seas so he got away.

Maybe he had some jet propulsion instead of props! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif


06-09-2005, 12:13 PM
Never seen a ship continue under it's own propulsion without it's screws in place. -

But, I have seen ships continue moving due to the wind, sea state or even drift along with the tides/currents. - A nice detail.

06-09-2005, 01:17 PM
Destroyed the engine room of a T3 and I used the event camera to look at his screws which were dead and remained so. He still coasted at about 7-9 knots for several minutes and even longer after that. I caught up to him deep under water during this time and finished him. The convoy he was originally part of was west (in the east BE area) of france heading north and consisted of a tremendous number of large ships. I tried to insert myself carefully from the front and the sides but they were very well protected by 4 Hunt II's and a single V&W who lead the convoy at the head. That plus the convoy was sailing at a good clip. I just got luckey when a T2 and the aforementioned T3 got into a near collision during the convoy's evasives and fell behind as a result. The destroyers making up the escort were the most aggressive\skilled I ever faced so far.

06-09-2005, 01:28 PM
Maybe it was a ship carrying oars?