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blastomatic1759
12-11-2007, 05:48 PM
Otto kretschmer and his crew killed a rock. 1939.
"On U-23, two later heroes of the U-boat war, Otto Kretschmer and Adi Schnee, fired two torpedoes at a rock which appeared in the darkness to be a warship."

He even had the sense of humor to radio HQ and tell them Rock torpedoed but not sunk. in which HQ translated as Nelson torpedoed but not sunk (the german word for rock is Felson) which was going to be used in a radio broadcast later on , asking Mr Churchhill if he knew where the Nelson was. Donitz reply to Ottos report was "so you sunk a rock " and then laughed.

The Golden Horseshoe was a good book too might i add , if you havent read it yet.

blastomatic1759
12-11-2007, 05:48 PM
Otto kretschmer and his crew killed a rock. 1939.
"On U-23, two later heroes of the U-boat war, Otto Kretschmer and Adi Schnee, fired two torpedoes at a rock which appeared in the darkness to be a warship."

He even had the sense of humor to radio HQ and tell them Rock torpedoed but not sunk. in which HQ translated as Nelson torpedoed but not sunk (the german word for rock is Felson) which was going to be used in a radio broadcast later on , asking Mr Churchhill if he knew where the Nelson was. Donitz reply to Ottos report was "so you sunk a rock " and then laughed.

The Golden Horseshoe was a good book too might i add , if you havent read it yet.

bunkerratt
12-11-2007, 08:21 PM
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U301
12-11-2007, 09:21 PM
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Amazing facts!!
Well done and thank you for sharing!
(If I might add...I have not yet "sunk" a rock or anything else for that matter using OLC GUI 1.1.4, at 97% realism but its the greatest mod ever!)
KUrtz.

pmh273
12-12-2007, 05:58 AM
I also recommend the Golden Horseshoe! A very good read!