2Situation 1You are a commander of a German U-Boat in You are cruising on the surface off the coast of Great Britain. Suddenly you see eight destroyers bearing down on you.You have Four Choices:
3U-Boat Choices 1. Full Speed away 2. Fire Torpedoes 3. Head for the bottom4. Move in and fire your guns
4Option 1 Full speed away Not Your Best Choice U-boats are a lot slower than the destroyers
5Option 2 Fire Torpedoes Not Your Best Choice Destroyers would most likely avoid the torpedoes . If you are in torpedo range then you are most certainly in gun range. You would be blasted out of the water
6Option 3 Head for the bottom BEST CHOICE This is the obvious choice. If you are at the bottom you are safe. The depth charge has not been invented yet
7Option 4 Move in and fire your guns Not your best choice The submarine deck gunis no match for thefirepower of onedestroyer, let alone eight.
8Situation 2You are a commander of a German U-Boat in You are cruising on the surface off the coast of Great Britain. Suddenly you see a small fishing boatYou have Four Choices:
9U-Boat Meets Fishing Boat 1. Full Speed away2. Fire Torpedoes3. Head for the bottom4. Move in and fire your gunsAnd The Best Answer is????
10U-Boat Meets Fishing Boat Option 4Move in and fire yourguns
11U-Boat MissionAt this point in time your orders say to return home, but you have some torpedoes left. You would like to try a location off the coast of Ireland.Do you follow orders?If you go home the Game is over.
12U-Boat Meets Ocean Liner You see a large liner moving fast. It will pass by you if you do not act.Do you fire torpedoes (1 ) or lie quietly and let it pass? (2)
14Sinking of the Lusitania May 7, 1915 British Ocean Liner was torpedoed.It sunk in 18 minutes139 U.S. citizens were killed1,198 killed out of 1959 passengers“Cruiser Rules”Key Event which led the U.S. into WWISiding with the Allies