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lowdown762n2003
04-21-2005, 02:21 PM
I got a radio message that a task force was spotted. I think it was in the BE Grid. I went to full speed and chased it down. Got ahead of it a little. Hadn't spotted it yet. I dove and went to my attack scope. My mouth was watering and visions of sinking battleships and, the holy grail, a carrier. Ship spotted, smoke on the horizon. Coming into view a Hunt destroyer. No sonar warning but I'm in a positon to be 90% to there course. Ship spotted. Merchant bearing......huhhhh. I didn't know that 2 Hunt destroyers and about 12 merchant, cargo, and tankers was considered a task force but I could see the crew of a T3 preparing there stern depth charges and hedge hogs....lol yeah right. Not that I'm complaining, I did put some tonnage under on that "CONVOY" but I didn't know about a convoy is a Task Force. "I must be sinking more warships than I thought. The English are getting desperate.".

lowdown762n2003
04-21-2005, 02:21 PM
I got a radio message that a task force was spotted. I think it was in the BE Grid. I went to full speed and chased it down. Got ahead of it a little. Hadn't spotted it yet. I dove and went to my attack scope. My mouth was watering and visions of sinking battleships and, the holy grail, a carrier. Ship spotted, smoke on the horizon. Coming into view a Hunt destroyer. No sonar warning but I'm in a positon to be 90% to there course. Ship spotted. Merchant bearing......huhhhh. I didn't know that 2 Hunt destroyers and about 12 merchant, cargo, and tankers was considered a task force but I could see the crew of a T3 preparing there stern depth charges and hedge hogs....lol yeah right. Not that I'm complaining, I did put some tonnage under on that "CONVOY" but I didn't know about a convoy is a Task Force. "I must be sinking more warships than I thought. The English are getting desperate.".

quillan
04-21-2005, 02:34 PM
The game seems to treat any gathering of ships with a large proportion of warships as a task force. I've seen a task force that had 20+ merchants and 8 destroyers/escorts/corvettes. I've seen a task force that consisted of a Nelson battleship and 6 destroyers. I've seen a task force that consisted of only 2 Black Swan frigates and 1 Hunt I destroyer. Small is 3-6 total ships. Large is 13 or more. If it just says "Task force" as opposed to Large/Small Task force, then it's between 7 and 12 total ships.

KiwiVenge
04-21-2005, 02:37 PM
3 escorts, one DD being the biggest, and a ton of merchants equate a Taskforce as far as SH3 is concerned.

durex2000
04-21-2005, 03:01 PM
Could also depend on which of the ships is the leading one (merchant = convoy, DD = taskforce). Do you have mods installed that fix the problem of unescorted convoys later in the war ?

Tyke909
04-21-2005, 05:40 PM
Yup I have suffered that disappointment myself today. Hunted a taskforce from Canada to mid Atlantic, it appears to be a large merchant convoy with a couple of Destroyers and at least 1 Corvette.

I was hoping to see my first warship bigger than a destroyer.