Pete Wagner
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Here are my first four patrols in the HMS Trusty (22nd - 25th patrols of my career as Lt. Cdr. William Dunkerly). NOTE: I messed up on my dates and I accidentally conducted two patrols in September. Let's just say both patrols were abnormally short and as a result, I was able to conduct two patrols .

*****************************22nd Patrol – Aug.1942 *********************************

Home Base: Home Waters

Submarine: T Class (Group 2) – HMS Trusty (N45)

Commander: Lt. Cdr. William Dunkerly

1st Lieutenant: James Doolittle

2nd Lieutenant: John York [Expert]

Chief Engineer: Bradley Whitfield [Expert]

Medic: George Lawson [Expert]

Crew Quality: Trained

Patrol Assignment: North Sea

Since this is our first patrol in the HMS Trusty, HQ assigns us a patrol in the North Sea to further familiarize ourselves with our new sub [Rule 9.8 Work-Up Patrols].

Torpedo Load (2d6 > 5 – 10 = -5): 17 Mk8 Torpedoes

1st travel box [Transit] (2d6 > 5): No encounter.

2nd travel box [Transit] (2d6 > 5): No encounter.

3rd travel box [North Sea] (2d6 > 9): No encounter.

4th travel box [North Sea] (2d6 > 4): No encounter.

5th travel box [North Sea] (2d6 > 6): No encounter.

6th travel box [North Sea] (2d6 > 12): Random event triggered!

We encounter a severe storm at sea and are unable to make contacts for this and the next travel box (2d6 > 10). In addition, our dive planes are damaged in the storm (1d6 > 3).

7th travel box [North Sea]: Continue to ride out storm. No encounter.

8th travel box [Transit] (2d6 > 12): Enemy aircraft spotted!

We crash dive and evade air attack (2d6 > 7 – 1 = 6).

9th travel box [Transit] (2d6 > 8): No encounter.

We arrive in port and report to HQ: no enemy shipping encountered. Patrol is a failure.

Our dive planes are quickly repaired. Our next patrol begins September 1942.

22 Patrols Completed.

Tonnage Sunk to Date: 42,500T

*****************************23rd Patrol – Sep.1942 *********************************

Home Base: Home Waters

Submarine: T Class (Group 2) – HMS Trusty (N45)

Commander: Lt. Cdr. William Dunkerly

1st Lieutenant: James Doolittle

2nd Lieutenant: John York [Expert]

Chief Engineer: Bradley Whitfield [Expert]

Medic: George Lawson [Expert]

Crew Quality: Trained

Patrol Assignment: North Sea (SO)

Request for choice in assignment denied (1d6 > 4). We are assigned to a SO patrol in the North Sea (2d6 > 2).

Torpedo Load: 17 Mk8 Torpedoes [Note: since I didn’t use any of my torpedoes in the previous patrol, I am allowed to keep the ones I have thus avoiding an old stock check (see rule [3.2])]

1st travel box [Transit] (2d6 > 6): No encounter.

2nd travel box [Transit] (2d6 > 10): No encounter.

3rd travel box [North Sea (SO)] (2d6 > 6): No encounter. Mission Complete!

4th travel box [North Sea] (2d6 > 4): No encounter.

5th travel box [North Sea] (2d6 > 9): No encounter.

6th travel box [North Sea] (2d6 > 6): No encounter.

7th travel box [North Sea] (2d6 > 9): No encounter.

8th travel box [Transit] (2d6 > 10): No encounter.

9th travel box [Transit] (2d6 > 9): No encounter.

We arrive back at port and report to HQ: agent successfully delivered…no enemy shipping encountered. Patrol is a success (my 10th).

Lt. Cdr. William Dunkerly receives a DSO (2d6 > 11 + 3 = 14).

Our next patrol begins October 1942.

23 Patrols Completed.

Tonnage Sunk to Date: 42,500T

*****************************23rd Patrol – Sep.1942 *********************************

Home Base: Home Waters

Submarine: T Class (Group 2) – HMS Trusty (N45)

Commander: Lt. Cdr. William Dunkerly [x1 DSO]

1st Lieutenant: James Doolittle

2nd Lieutenant: John York [Expert]

Chief Engineer: Bradley Whitfield [Expert]

Medic: George Lawson [Expert]

Crew Quality: Trained

Patrol Assignment: North Sea

Request for choice in assignment denied (1d6 > 2). We are assigned to a standard war patrol in the North Sea (2d6 > 9).

Torpedo Load: 17 Mk8 Torpedoes

1st travel box [Transit] (2d6 > 7): No encounter.

2nd travel box [Transit] (2d6 > 8): No encounter.

3rd travel box [North Sea] (2d6 > 6): No encounter.

4th travel box [North Sea] (2d6 > 4): No encounter.

5th travel box [North Sea] (2d6 > 6): No encounter.

6th travel box [North Sea] (2d6 > 11): Lone merchant encountered!

Time of Day (1d6 = 4): Day

Water Depth (2d6 = 4): Shallow waters

Merchant Type (2d6 > 7 – 2 = 5): Small freighter

Merchant ID (2d10 > 53): Lynx (1400T)

I move in to close range and fire two rounds of 4” ammo and score two hits (2d6 > 8, 8 – 1 = 7, 7) causing 2 damage (1d6 > 4, 3 – 1 = 3, 2) sinking the Lynx!

7th travel box [North Sea] (2d6 > 9): No encounter.

8th travel box [Transit] (2d6 > 6): No encounter.

9th travel box [Transit] (2d6 > 7): No encounter.

We arrive back at port and report to HQ: one small merchant sunk (1400T). Patrol is a success (my 11th).

Lt. Cdr. William Dunkerly receives a DSO (2d6 > 8 + 2 = 10).

Our next patrol begins October 1942.

23 Patrols Completed.

Tonnage Sunk to Date: 43,900T

*****************************24th Patrol – Oct.1942 **********************************

Home Base: Home Waters

Submarine: T Class (Group 2) – HMS Trusty (N45)

Commander: Lt. Cdr. William Dunkerly [x1 DSO]

1st Lieutenant: James Doolittle

2nd Lieutenant: John York [Expert]

Chief Engineer: Bradley Whitfield [Expert]

Medic: George Lawson [Expert]

Crew Quality: Trained

Patrol Assignment: North Sea

Request for choice in assignment denied (1d6 > 3). We are assigned to a standard war patrol in the North Sea (2d6 > 4).

Torpedo Load: 17 Mk8 Torpedoes

1st travel box [Transit] (2d6 > 11): No encounter.

2nd travel box [Transit] (2d6 > 6): No encounter.

3rd travel box [North Sea] (2d6 > 12): Random event triggered. Discipline and Luck (2d6 > 7).

4th travel box [North Sea] (2d6 > 5): No encounter.

5th travel box [North Sea] (2d6 > 4): No encounter.

6th travel box [North Sea] (2d6 > 6): No encounter.

7th travel box [North Sea] (2d6 > 9): No encounter.

8th travel box [North Sea] (2d6 > 3): No encounter.

9th travel box [North Sea] (2d6 > 10): No encounter.

We arrive back at port and report to HQ: no enemy shipping encountered. Patrol is a failure.

Our next patrol will be November 1942.

We did not use our discipline and luck counter so we retain it for next patrol.

24 Patrols Completed.

Tonnage Sunk to Date: 43,900T

*****************************25th Patrol – Nov.1942 **********************************

Home Base: Home Waters

Submarine: T Class (Group 2) – HMS Trusty (N45)

Commander: Lt. Cdr. William Dunkerly [x1 DSO]

1st Lieutenant: James Doolittle

2nd Lieutenant: John York [Expert]

Chief Engineer: Bradley Whitfield [Expert]

Medic: George Lawson [Expert]

Crew Quality: Trained

Patrol Assignment: North Sea (SO)

Request for choice in assignment denied (1d6 > 5). We are assigned to a SO patrol in the North Sea (2d6 > 2).

Torpedo Load: 17 Mk8 Torpedoes

1st travel box [Transit] (2d6 > 7): No encounter.

2nd travel box [Transit] (2d6 > 6): No encounter.

3rd travel box [North Sea (SO)] (2d6 > 9): No encounter. Mission Complete!

4th travel box [North Sea] (2d6 > 11): Lone merchant detected! No escort (2d6 > 11).

Time of Day (1d6 = 2): Day

Water Depth (2d6 = 4): Shallow waters

Merchant Type (2d6 > 9 – 2 = 7): Small freighter

Merchant ID (2d10 > 45): Katong (1900T)

I move in to close range and fire two rounds of 4” ammo and score two hits (2d6 > 2, 8) causing 2 damage (1d6 > 3, 6 – 1 = 2, 5) sinking the Katong!

5th travel box [North Sea] (2d6 > 7): No encounter.

6th travel box [North Sea] (2d6 > 8): No encounter.

7th travel box [North Sea] (2d6 > 3): Capital Ship encountered (1d6 > 1)!

Time of Day (1d6 = 6): Night

Water Depth (2d6 = 7): Deep waters

Capital Ship ID (1d6 > 7): CL Nurnberg (9,000T)

I attempt to move in to medium range. Escort quality is “Veteran” (1d6 > 6). I successfully move in to medium range (2d6 > 5 – 1 + 2 = 6). I attempt to move in to close range. I roll two 6s and decide to use my discipline and luck counter to reroll the dice. I roll double 6s again! Discipline and luck my foot!

I take evasive maneuvers (1) and am successful (1d6 > 3). The escorts attack (2d6 > 5 + 1 = 6). I suffer 1 hit [the veteran escort +1 hit and evasive maneuver cancel each other out]. I suffer damage to my fuel tank (1d6 + 1d6 > 65).

I exceed test depth taking 1 level of damage to my hull. I am again detected and attacked by the escorts (2d6 > 8 – 2 + 4 = 10). I take evasive maneuvers (1) successfully (1d6 > 6). The escorts inflict one hit (2d6 > 5 – 1 + 1 = 5). The crew sustains injuries (1d6 + 1d6 > 52). 1st Lieutenant Doolittle (2d6 > 3) suffers a light wound (1d6 > 3).

I exceed test depth a second time taking a 2nd level of hull damage (2d6 > 5). I evade detection and escape third attack from the escorts (2d6 > 4 – 2 + 4 = 6). Chief Engineer Whitfield successfully repairs the fuel tanks (1d6 > 3 – 1 = 2).

8th travel box [Transit] (2d6 > 3): No encounter.

9th travel box [Transit] (2d6 > 4): No encounter.

We arrive in port and report to HQ: 1 small merchant sunk (1900T) and operative successfully delivered. Patrol is a success (my 12th).

No crew gain experience (1d6 > 2).

Lt. Cdr. William Dunkerly receives a DSC (2d6 > 9 + 3 = 12). Lt. Cdr. William Dunkerly stays assigned to submarine command (2d6 > 9).

Our two hull damage takes a month to repair. We report for our next assignment December 1942.

25 Patrols Completed.

Tonnage Sunk to Date: 45,800T
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Chick Lewis
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Really great stuff ! Do you now wish you had fired a full salvo at the Nurnberg from medium range? Very bold of Dunkerly to try to close the range.
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chicklewis wrote:
Really great stuff ! Do you now wish you had fired a full salvo at the Nurnberg from medium range? Very bold of Dunkerly to try to close the range.


Do I ever. I thought the worst that could happen with an opportunity to reroll was a fire or retire result. Wasn't expecting two 12s in a row.
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