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Image "uboot war diary"
Looks´s war diary
This is the first break of the M4 Project:
Ciphertext (stripped of indicator groups):


NCZWVUSXPNYMINHZXMQXSFWXWLKJAHSHNMCOCCAKUQPMKCSMHKSEINJUSBLKIOSXCKUBHMLLXCSJUSRRDVKOHULXWCCBGVLIYXEOAHXRHKKFVDREWEZLXOBAFGYUJQUKGRTVUKAMEURBVEKSUHHVOYHABCJWMAKLFKLMYFVNRIZRVVRTKOFDANJMOLBGFFLEOPRGTFLVRHOWOPBEKVWMUQFMPWPARMFHAGKXIIBG

Plaintext (as seen in the server logs):

Date: 2006-02-20 11:02:26
Score: 6259047
UKW: B
W/0: B241
Stecker: ATBLDFGJHMNWOPQYRZVX
Rings: AAAV
Message key: VJNA

VONVONJLOOKSJHFFTTTEINSEINSDREIZWOYYQNNSNEUNINHALTXXBEIANGRIFFUNTERWASSERGEDRUECKTYWABOSXLETZTERGEGNERSTANDNULACHTDREINULUHRMARQUANTONJOTANEUNACHTSEYHSDREIYZWOZWONULGRADYACHTSMYSTOSSENACHXEKNSVIERMBFAELLTYNNNNNNOOOVIERYSICHTEINSNULL

Preliminary interpretation:

Von Looks:

Funktelegramm 1132/19 Inhalt:

Bei Angriff unter Wasser gedrueckt, Wasserbomben. Letzter Gegnerstandort
08:30 Uhr, Marqu AJ 9863, 220 Grad, 8 Seemeilen, stosse nach. 14 Millibar
faellt, NNO 4, Sicht 10.

Preliminary translation:

From Looks:

Radio signal 1132/19 contents:

Forced to submerge during attack, depth charges. Last enemy location
08:30h, Marqu AJ 9863, 220 degrees, 8 nautical miles, (I am) following
(the enemy). (Barometer) 1014 Millibar (tendency) falling, NNO 4, visibility 10.


The war diary can be found at NARA, Microfilm Publication T1022, Roll 2886:

1930     Funkspruch    1851/19/252:
         "   F T  1132/19 Inhalt:
             Bei Angriff unter Wasser gedrückt.
             Wabos. Letzter Gegnerstand 0830 Uhr
             AJ 9863, 220 Grad, 8 sm. Stosse nach.
             14 mb. fällt, NNO 4, Sicht 10.
                           Looks  "


Translation:

1930     Radio signal    1851/19/252:
         "   F T  1132/19 contents:
             Forced to submerge during attack.
             Depth charges. Last enemy position 0830h
             AJ 9863, [course] 220 degrees, [speed] 8 knots. [I am] following [the enemy].
             [barometer] [10]14 mb [tendency] falling, [wind] nor-nor-east, [force] 4, visibility 10 [nautical miles].
                          Looks  "


Explanation:

1851/19/252:  time/date/message serial number

AJ 9863:      German naval grid reference, 51-33 N, 41-35 W

Looks:        Hartwig Looks, Kapitänleutnant on U264