Posted 07 July 2008 - 08:06 AM
Thanks for replying. I admit that some of the incidents catalogued were involuntary dives, as you say, but by no means all. Certainly I would not expect a submarine to implode at safe depth + 55%.Anyway, the stuff is there for players do mess with or not as they please.The British loss rate in the Med was about 50%, though usually not due to operating in very shallow water as done in the Pacific. The main Axis convoy routes were all in deeper water.Even the Kerkennah Bank was about 150' deep. Loss factors include transparency of water down to about 100' (as off Norway during the Spring thaw), short British sub periscopes - especially U class boats - Italian minefields sown in water up to 600' deep, proximity of air bases in Sicily, Crete and Italy, German assistance with sonar equipment and operators for Italian escorts, Itaiian escort crew quality.