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WilhelmSchulz.
06-18-2006, 01:05 PM
On the night of Oct. 18/19 a Wolfpack of 7 U-Boats attacked the lightly escorted convoy SC-7. By the end of the battle twenty ships where sunk and two more damaged. This battle was known as "The Night of the Long Knives".

Your mission, to recreat these events and massacre the convoy.

If you would like this mission(MP) please PM me. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

WilhelmSchulz.
06-18-2006, 01:05 PM
On the night of Oct. 18/19 a Wolfpack of 7 U-Boats attacked the lightly escorted convoy SC-7. By the end of the battle twenty ships where sunk and two more damaged. This battle was known as "The Night of the Long Knives".

Your mission, to recreat these events and massacre the convoy.

If you would like this mission(MP) please PM me. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Klaevkhar
06-18-2006, 01:22 PM
hmm...I know the 'Night of long knives' as the night that the SS brass knocked of the SA and other high officials to secure their power with the ReichChancellor...

hueywolf123
06-18-2006, 08:21 PM
Yes K, wasn't that when Hitlers 'Brown Shirts' got taken out of the picture?
Sounds like a good mission though

Messervy
06-18-2006, 10:36 PM
I bet there is also a mission called "Kristalnacht" http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

WilhelmSchulz.
06-19-2006, 10:48 AM
Ok guys I was just working from what my sourses said! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-mad.gif

Littlecharlie
06-19-2006, 01:04 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by WilhelmSchulz.:
[i]On the night of Oct. 18/19 a Wolfpack of 7 U-Boats attacked the lightly escorted convoy SC-7. By the end of the battle twenty ships where sunk and two more damaged. This battle was known as "The Night of the Long Knives".

[QUOTE] </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

He is right what D├┬Ânitz called his young assasins ( his u boat captains)who called it the night of the long knives (october 18/19 1940), if my memory is correct i think both schepke and and Kretschmer paricipated, the convoy consisted of 34 ships and only one corvette as escort the attack happened near rockall

Fish40
06-19-2006, 01:25 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">He is right what D├┬Ânitz called his young assasins ( his u boat captains)who called it the night of the long knives (october 18/19 1940), if my memory is correct i think both schepke and and Kretschmer paricipated, the convoy consisted of 34 ships and only one corvette as escort the attack happened near rockall </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


In the series "World at War", the eppisode on the Battle of the Atlantic confirms this, as Otto Kretschmer was indeed interviewed and called the masacre "The Night Of The Long Knives".

U301
06-19-2006, 02:14 PM
Herr Kaleun Schultz,
If you have this mission "Night of the Long Knives" I will have it.
Thanks a lot.
Good Luck and Good Hunting.
KUrtz.
auk929@yahoo.co.uk

WilhelmSchulz.
06-19-2006, 02:33 PM
On its way. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Thanks for backing me up guys. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

hueywolf123
06-19-2006, 02:59 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif But I was only having some fun, don't be angry. You are right of course, I posted a thread about this convoy before, commenting on how embarrased the skipper of the escort must have been when they got to their final destination.
Sounds like a good mission http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Littlecharlie
06-20-2006, 04:37 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by hueywolf123:
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif But I was only having some fun, don't be angry. You are right of course, I posted a thread about this convoy before, commenting on how embarrased the skipper of the escort must have been when they got to their final destination.
Sounds like a good mission http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


the Escort name was HM corvette bluebell commanded by lieutenant commander R. E. Sherwood RNR , well there wasn't much he could do,was there. Only thing he could do was to pick up the survivors and he was later praised for that

Kaleun1961
06-20-2006, 10:17 AM
Although this was a great success for the Germans, it opened the eyes of the Admiralty as to what the U-boats could do to improperly escorted convoys and the implications for Britain's supply line. The British were forced to take the U-boat threat seriously and they began training ASW forces in earnest. As a side note, in less than six months, the Royal Navy bagged the U-Waffe's top three U-boat aces: Kretschmer, Prien and Schepke, [although it is thought Prien may have been killed by one of his own torpedoes] two of whom had attacked SC7.

joeap
06-20-2006, 11:08 AM
Yea Kaleun1961, sucess in war (or other fields) has a way of spurring countermeasures from the other side...the Brits are just lucky Germany did not have enough u-boats.