Single Status Update
It took 6 battles, but the Oktyabrskaya Revolutsiya missions are complete.
Final battle was in the Sims with 2 kills, 37K damage from 33 gun hits and 4 torpedo hits, First Blood, Devastating Strike, and It's a Flesh Wound. All in the first 4 minutes, but it was good enough for #2 on the team with 1500 Base XP.
I was beginning to get concerned.
I also had my first win in the Bismarck. I was focused down pretty early, but I did get a Sims with the secondaries before I was done.