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vanjast
12-12-2005, 04:36 AM
Herr Kapitan Freddie€s Patrol Log -- Patrol13 (11 July 1941 €" 18 August 1941)

11 July €˜41
11:24 - Left port amid the cheers of the shore personnel and followed escort pass minefields.
12:22 €" Waved goodbye to escort and set course for our patrol grid DH84. Weather clear

12 July €˜41
05:25 €" A beautiful day
16:00 €" Weather has changed for the worse.

13 July €˜41
05:25 €" Weather is stormy. In grid BF58
16:00 €" Weather is now great.

14 July €˜41
04:49 €" Weather is good. In grid BF49
16:00 €" It€s been a lovely day all day. Crew is very relaxed

15 July €˜41
04:55 €" Weather has not changed. In grid BE96. I€m going to stop writing about the weather and will report when something real happens.

17 July €˜41
11:50 €" A ship is reported 200Km NW. Did not give chase as weather is bad, and we must conserve fuel.

19 July €˜41
11:30 €" 350Km NW of Madeira Islands. Another ship reported 150Km N of us. No chase orders given.
23:00 €" 270Km W of Madeira Islands.

20 July €˜41
12:10 €" Single ship reported 90Km SSW of us. Gave chase order.
13:49 €" Detected ship on sonar at 005. Could not determine speed via rev count. The noise signature was bad.
15:53 €" Raised scope and sank Coastal merchant at 1000m with one impact torpedo.
16:00 €" It was then we discovered a Liberty ship behind the coastal merchant. We had missed this as we had to keep our scope out of sight due to very glassy seas. 2 impact torpedoes and a single magnetic torpedo were needed to sink this ship. The gun on the stern fired at our periscope.

21 July €˜41
16:00 €" Arrived at assigned patrol grid. Set cruise speed to 4 knots

23 July €˜41
02:55 €" Picked up a fast moving merchant on sonar. Weather was stormy and could only manage 15 knots. Had to let it go.

24 July €˜41
Stopped over on the SW Island of the Madeira chain. The crew enjoyed the company of the friendly locals. They seem to know a lot about the Kriegsmarine. Restocked with fresh food, thanked the headman and we departed the next day.

27 July €˜41
22:55 €" Sonar reports a fast moving merchant.
23:15 €" It is a neutral empty T3 tanker. It was traveling in €˜black-out€ mode in contravention of the rules for neutral shipping. Sunk it with 1 magnetic torpedo.


1 - 3 August €˜41
Entered the €˜Los Palmos€ channel traveling NE at 1 knot.

4 August €˜41
04:00 €" Small convoy reported in channel.
04:32 €" In intercept position. Convoy of 2 ships detected on sonar at bearing 280. Could not pick up any escorts.
04:47 €" 2 magnetic torpedoes crippled a C2 type ship. I let the coastal merchant go as I wanted to give the gun crew some practice.
05:10 €" Sank the coastal merchant with the deck gun. The gun crew is doing well. While chasing this ship the C2 gun crew fired upon us. They were not good at all. All their shells flew overhead.
05:35 €" Finished of the crippled C2 from a range of 2500m. Excellent shooting from the gun crew. Continued up the West African coast pass Casablanca.

6 August €˜41
09:40 €" A large convoy reported in CG79, 250Km away. Tried to intercept but did not find it. Continued up the Spanish coast as we€re low on fuel.

11 August €˜41
01:50 €" Small convoy reported 35Km away. Weather is bleak but gave chase order.
03:50 - Detected convoy on sonar at bearing 280. Was nearly rammed in the bad weather by larger merchant but managed to avoid it.
04::27 €" After much maneuvering in the bad weather we got an impact torpedo hit on the small merchant, which sank. We€d somehow lost the first torpedo completely. I fired it then it disappeared, no sonar sound was heard. I think it failed on exiting the tube.
04:30 €" 2 impact torpedoes hit the next larger merchant, which sank in less than a minute. Could not identify the ships and the visibility was zero. No further sonar signatures were heard.

12 August €˜41
Now patrolling in the Bay of Biscay area on a N/S search route. 3 torpedoes left and running low on fuel
11:30 €" Single ship reported. Tried a long range intercept (~120Km) but no luck.

16 August €˜41
Decide to call it a day and set course for base.

18 August €˜41
Arrived at base without further incident.

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18 August €˜41

Fired 2 stern torpedoes into the open sea.
Fired number 3 torpedo at quay side to see whether it would explode. It did, and set the whole base into a panic.

Denied any knowledge of this, but did evasive maneuvers to impress the brass waiting on the quayside. It must have been an enemy submarine, and the harbour patrol looked to this €˜enemy sub€ for 2 days. It gave them some excitement for a change€¦..

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vanjast
12-12-2005, 04:36 AM
Herr Kapitan Freddie€s Patrol Log -- Patrol13 (11 July 1941 €" 18 August 1941)

11 July €˜41
11:24 - Left port amid the cheers of the shore personnel and followed escort pass minefields.
12:22 €" Waved goodbye to escort and set course for our patrol grid DH84. Weather clear

12 July €˜41
05:25 €" A beautiful day
16:00 €" Weather has changed for the worse.

13 July €˜41
05:25 €" Weather is stormy. In grid BF58
16:00 €" Weather is now great.

14 July €˜41
04:49 €" Weather is good. In grid BF49
16:00 €" It€s been a lovely day all day. Crew is very relaxed

15 July €˜41
04:55 €" Weather has not changed. In grid BE96. I€m going to stop writing about the weather and will report when something real happens.

17 July €˜41
11:50 €" A ship is reported 200Km NW. Did not give chase as weather is bad, and we must conserve fuel.

19 July €˜41
11:30 €" 350Km NW of Madeira Islands. Another ship reported 150Km N of us. No chase orders given.
23:00 €" 270Km W of Madeira Islands.

20 July €˜41
12:10 €" Single ship reported 90Km SSW of us. Gave chase order.
13:49 €" Detected ship on sonar at 005. Could not determine speed via rev count. The noise signature was bad.
15:53 €" Raised scope and sank Coastal merchant at 1000m with one impact torpedo.
16:00 €" It was then we discovered a Liberty ship behind the coastal merchant. We had missed this as we had to keep our scope out of sight due to very glassy seas. 2 impact torpedoes and a single magnetic torpedo were needed to sink this ship. The gun on the stern fired at our periscope.

21 July €˜41
16:00 €" Arrived at assigned patrol grid. Set cruise speed to 4 knots

23 July €˜41
02:55 €" Picked up a fast moving merchant on sonar. Weather was stormy and could only manage 15 knots. Had to let it go.

24 July €˜41
Stopped over on the SW Island of the Madeira chain. The crew enjoyed the company of the friendly locals. They seem to know a lot about the Kriegsmarine. Restocked with fresh food, thanked the headman and we departed the next day.

27 July €˜41
22:55 €" Sonar reports a fast moving merchant.
23:15 €" It is a neutral empty T3 tanker. It was traveling in €˜black-out€ mode in contravention of the rules for neutral shipping. Sunk it with 1 magnetic torpedo.


1 - 3 August €˜41
Entered the €˜Los Palmos€ channel traveling NE at 1 knot.

4 August €˜41
04:00 €" Small convoy reported in channel.
04:32 €" In intercept position. Convoy of 2 ships detected on sonar at bearing 280. Could not pick up any escorts.
04:47 €" 2 magnetic torpedoes crippled a C2 type ship. I let the coastal merchant go as I wanted to give the gun crew some practice.
05:10 €" Sank the coastal merchant with the deck gun. The gun crew is doing well. While chasing this ship the C2 gun crew fired upon us. They were not good at all. All their shells flew overhead.
05:35 €" Finished of the crippled C2 from a range of 2500m. Excellent shooting from the gun crew. Continued up the West African coast pass Casablanca.

6 August €˜41
09:40 €" A large convoy reported in CG79, 250Km away. Tried to intercept but did not find it. Continued up the Spanish coast as we€re low on fuel.

11 August €˜41
01:50 €" Small convoy reported 35Km away. Weather is bleak but gave chase order.
03:50 - Detected convoy on sonar at bearing 280. Was nearly rammed in the bad weather by larger merchant but managed to avoid it.
04::27 €" After much maneuvering in the bad weather we got an impact torpedo hit on the small merchant, which sank. We€d somehow lost the first torpedo completely. I fired it then it disappeared, no sonar sound was heard. I think it failed on exiting the tube.
04:30 €" 2 impact torpedoes hit the next larger merchant, which sank in less than a minute. Could not identify the ships and the visibility was zero. No further sonar signatures were heard.

12 August €˜41
Now patrolling in the Bay of Biscay area on a N/S search route. 3 torpedoes left and running low on fuel
11:30 €" Single ship reported. Tried a long range intercept (~120Km) but no luck.

16 August €˜41
Decide to call it a day and set course for base.

18 August €˜41
Arrived at base without further incident.

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Found deleted from records:

18 August €˜41

Fired 2 stern torpedoes into the open sea.
Fired number 3 torpedo at quay side to see whether it would explode. It did, and set the whole base into a panic.

Denied any knowledge of this, but did evasive maneuvers to impress the brass waiting on the quayside. It must have been an enemy submarine, and the harbour patrol looked to this €˜enemy sub€ for 2 days. It gave them some excitement for a change€¦..

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NaturalBornGoth
12-12-2005, 06:13 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by vanjast:
Found deleted from records:

18 August €˜41

Fired 2 stern torpedoes into the open sea.
Fired number 3 torpedo at quay side to see whether it would explode. It did, and set the whole base into a panic.

Denied any knowledge of this, but did evasive maneuvers to impress the brass waiting on the quayside. It must have been an enemy submarine, and the harbour patrol looked to this €˜enemy sub€ for 2 days. It gave them some excitement for a change€¦.. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

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