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stollcm
03-15-2006, 12:01 AM
I just got done with a patrol down around Port of Spain in the Caribbean. There were an incredible amount of unescorted tankers. I only saw one convoy (full of troopships by the way), but didn't come across that until I was out of torpedoes and just started back to base. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/bigtears.gif

Anyway, it was not uncommon to come across 2 tankers traveling together, not zig zagging, no escorts...nothin!!! There were escorts patrolling around, but they never were a problem. Plus, I found that all three of those ports down there....Port of Spain, San Fernando and Curacao were VERY easy to get into and all three had ships sitting there....mainly tankers.

Just thought I would pass along the good news....I just got done with a 100K patrol down there. Cheers

stollcm
03-15-2006, 12:01 AM
I just got done with a patrol down around Port of Spain in the Caribbean. There were an incredible amount of unescorted tankers. I only saw one convoy (full of troopships by the way), but didn't come across that until I was out of torpedoes and just started back to base. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/bigtears.gif

Anyway, it was not uncommon to come across 2 tankers traveling together, not zig zagging, no escorts...nothin!!! There were escorts patrolling around, but they never were a problem. Plus, I found that all three of those ports down there....Port of Spain, San Fernando and Curacao were VERY easy to get into and all three had ships sitting there....mainly tankers.

Just thought I would pass along the good news....I just got done with a 100K patrol down there. Cheers

rls669
03-15-2006, 12:11 AM
What year? Are they still unescorted late in the war?

Qbeesh800
03-15-2006, 01:40 AM
Good news!

Wilhelm! set the course to carribeans!

Silva_Bullet
03-15-2006, 02:32 AM
Dammit! Now I have to get a type IX!

XO! Get me the quartermaster on the horn!
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stollcm
03-15-2006, 06:40 AM
I was there right at the beginning of 1943. The destoyers were using radar which you just had to dive and avoid....rarely did I ever get depth charged out of any of those incidents.....as long as you notice it right away and dive you'll be okay. I have an IX-C type boat....good hunting! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

WilhelmSchulz.
03-15-2006, 01:32 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Qbeesh800:
Wilhelm! set the course to carribeans! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>No. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/mockface.gif

trident42
03-15-2006, 02:02 PM
I've had some luck with unescorted tankers down below the British isles. BE squares i think, took out two tankers the other day with remarkably few rounds from my 10.5cm deck gun.

AO1_AW_SW_USN
03-15-2006, 06:25 PM
I've mentioned the Port of Spain area before. ED98 is the grid.

I normally run out of both deck gun ammunition and torpedoes for my IXC by day 4 of patrolling the grid and average 75,000-110,000 tons per patrol. A great time to go is no earlier than January 1942 because a majority of the targets are American, but the air cover gets nasty by mid-1943.