View Full Version : 5th war patrol... 1st Convoy attack!!! :-)

03-29-2005, 06:53 PM
I had already racked up a fraction over 96,000 tons of shipping in my previous 4 patrols...

First I sank a lone C3 merchant.... 7900 tons

Then patrolling to the west of Ireland in early 1940 I get a report of a convoy inbound. I penetrate the convoy in stormy seas, (only 1 destroyer escort). Once inside I pick out a passenger liner (with US flag flying) I figure this is such a juicy target I dont care what nationality it is even if the US arent in the war just yet. I send off 3 eels and they all hit home, starting several fires aboard. She site dead in the water (engines silent)yet she is still afloat listing heavily to port.

I then notice a nice T3 tanker just in the next lane and so I send one eel into her too! She lists heavily (decks awash) yet she plows on with the convoy. The convoy moves off and im left to finish off the liner (takes 2 torps as one is a dud) then she goes to the bottom. The escort comes back to search but finds nothing.

I chase up the convoy again and find that T3 tanker that I sent a single eel into and finish her off with another one. I then was left with just one torp (stern tube) which in heavy seas I had a shot at a US C3 merchant... just missed...

So for only 3 ships sunk on this patrol I ended up with something like 42,000 tons sent to the bottm... Oh happy times!!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

03-29-2005, 06:59 PM
How do you take screen-shots in-game?

Coz I would like to take a pic of that liner on fire... haha!

03-29-2005, 07:16 PM

03-29-2005, 09:32 PM
the first convoy i came up on was a british and american mix. I decided not to risk it and sink only the british ships, so i carefully went from one side to the other and sunk the brit cargos only.

but the convoy i just recently came on is also a **** american and brit mix, so i saved before i entered to start sinking. i fire my first torpedo at a C2 cargo about 1500 meters away thats in the middle in front of all the ships, but i forget to put the torpedo speed to 45 knots, so its going at slow. It misses the ship but it keeps going and hits and sinks an american passenger liner 700 meters behind it. since i saved i just decide to sing everything and start by sinking the american cargo moving infront of me. i fire a torpedo at it but it doesnt sink, so then i fire another one at it a little bit later. then all of a sudden a destroyer moves into the view of my pariscope about 100-200 meters infront of me, and as you guessed the torpedo sunk the destroyer instead of the cargo lol. after that i just went around ramming the other ships until i died.