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    Re: Das U-Boot im color

    Post  acrowot (Geof) on Thu Dec 05, 2013 2:08 pm

    Excellent one richard and a big thankyou to Edward Tambunan for letting you post these pictures
    i have enjoyed them and the information that came with them looking forward to some more

    all the best geof

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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Thu Dec 05, 2013 2:14 pm

    Thanks Geoff, glad you like them...there's more to come, I'll try and get a few more uploaded later today.



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    Re: Das U-Boot im color

    Post  salmon on Thu Dec 05, 2013 3:02 pm

    I mirror Geof's posting. These are great photos and interesting information. It will be a reference for weathering on the Type VII that is on my build pipeline. Thank you so much for posting these.


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    The U-575 was a Type VIIC U-boat of German Kriegsmarine during World War II. She was laid down on 1 August 1940 at Blohm & Voss, Hamburg as 'werk' 551, launched on 30 April 1941 and commissioned on 19 June under the command of Kapitänleutnant Günther Heydemann.

    She was a member of 18 wolfpacks, carried out ten patrols, sank eight ships totalling 36,010 GRT and damaged three other of 29,777 GRT.

    She was sunk 13 March, 1944 in the north Atlantic north of the Azores by depth charges from the Canadian frigate HMCS Prince Rupert, the US destroyer USS Hobson, the US destroyer escort USS Haverfield, and by depth charges from a British Wellington and Fortress aircraft (Sqdn. 172/B and 206/R and 220/J) and Avenger aircraft of the US escort carrier USS Bogue. 18 dead and 37 survivors.

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    USS O-4 (SS-65) was an O-class submarine of the United States Navy. Her keel was laid down on 4 December 1916 by the Fore River Shipbuilding Company in Quincy, Massachusetts. She was launched on 20 October 1917, and commissioned on 29 May 1918 with Lieutenant Robert H. English (1888–1943), in command.

    O-4 operated out of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, during World War I and patrolled the U.S. Atlantic coast from Cape Cod to Key West, Florida.

    On 24 July 1918, a British steamer mistook O-4 and O-6 (SS-67) for German U-boats and fired on the submarines. Although O-4 received six hits from the steamer, she suffered no major damage. In November, she joined the 20-submarine contingent that departed Newport, Rhode Island, on 3 November for European waters, however, hostilities ceased before the boats had reached the Azores.

    O-4 then sailed to New London, Connecticut, to train students at the Submarine School there. Reclassified to a second line submarine on 26 July 1924, and reverting to a first liner on 6 June 1928, she trained Submarine School students at New London until 1931, with the exception of a brief tour at Coco Solo. O-4 decommissioned on 3 June 1931.

    The approach of World War II saw the recall of O-4 to active service. She recommissioned on 29 January 1941 and trained students at the Submarine School until war's end. After the war, she steamed to Portsmouth, New Hampshire, to decommission there on 20 September 1945. She was struck from the Naval Vessel Register on 11 October 1945, and scrapped on 1 February 1946.

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    The U-3008 was a Type XXI U-boat of German Kriegsmarine during World War II and served in the U.S. Navy for several years after World War II.

    Her keel was laid down on 2 July 1944 by AG Weser of Bremen, and she was commissioned on 19 October 1944 with Kapitänleutnant Fokko Schlömer in command. In March 1945 Schlömer was relieved by Kapitänleutnant Helmut Manseck who commanded the boat until Germany surrender on 8 May.

    She was secretly transferred to US Navy in August 1945 escorted by USS Brant, arriving at New London, CT on 25 August 1945. Refitted at Portsmouth Navy Yard, NH and used for trials and training.

    She was taken out of service in July 1948 and scuttled in a series of demolition tests in 1954. The hulk was raised and towed to the Navy drydock at Roosevelt Roads where she was offered up for sale in 1955. She was sold to Loudes Iron & Metal Company on 15 September 1955, and the purchaser took possession of her on 17 January 1956. She was subsequently scrapped.

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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Fri Dec 20, 2013 9:03 am

    Construction of a full-scale 600 ton diesel-powered submarine (Type VII-C U-Boat) replica for the "U-571" Movie scene.


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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Fri Dec 20, 2013 9:05 am

    The I-401 (伊号第四〇一潜水艦?) was a Sen Toku I-400-class (伊四百型潜水艦 I-yonhyaku-gata Sensuikan) submarine. She was laid down on 26 April 1943 at Sasebo Naval Arsenal, launched on 11 March 1944 and commissioned in 8 January 1945.
    She was surrendered to USS Segundo on 29 August 1945, Expended as a target ship, off Pearl Harbor, 31 May 1946.

    The Sen Toku I-400-class submarines were the largest submarines of World War II and remained the largest ever built until the construction of nuclear ballistic missile submarines in the 1960s. They were submarine aircraft carriers able to carry three Aichi M6A Seiran aircraft underwater to their destinations. They were designed to surface, launch their planes, then quickly dive again before they were discovered. They also carried torpedoes for close-range combat.

    The I-400-class was designed with the range to travel anywhere in the world and return. A fleet of 18 boats was planned in 1942, and work started on the first in January 1943 at the Kure, Hiroshima arsenal. Within a year the plan was scaled back to five, of which only three (I-400 at Kure, and I-401 and I-402 at Sasebo) were completed.


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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Fri Dec 20, 2013 9:06 am

    The U-278 was a Type VIIC U-boat of German Kriegsmarine during World War II.

    She was laid down on 26 March 1942 at the Bremer Vulkan yard at Bremen-Vegesack as 'werk' 43. She was launched on 2 December and commissioned on 16 January 1943 under the command of Oberleutnant zur See Joachim Franze.

    She conducted 7 war patrols and sank one ship total tonnage 7,177 GRT and one warship sunk, total tonnage 1,810 tons.

    She was surrendered at Narvik, Norway on 9 May, 1945. Transferred to Loch Eriboll, Scotland, on 19 May and later to Lisahally for Operation Deadlight.


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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Fri Dec 20, 2013 9:08 am

    The U-2322 was a highly advanced Type XXIII U-boat built for German Kriegsmarine in 1944. She was laid down on 22 March 1944 by Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg as werk 476, launched on 30 April 1944, and commissioned on 1 July 1944 under the command Oblt. Fridtjof Heckel.

    U-2322 was one of just a few such boats to undertake an operational patrol. During these patrols, she succeeded in sinking a British freighter, total tonnage 1,317 GRT.

    She was surrendered on 9 May 1945 at Stavanger, Norway and taken to Loch Ryan on 31 May 1945 for Operation Deadlight.

    She was sunk on 27 November, 1945 by gunfire from the destroyers HMS Onslow and ORP Blyskawica.


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    The U-A was an Ay class submarine of German Kriegsmarine during World War II. Ay class submarine was a modified version of Type IX U-boat initially built for Turkish Navy.

    She was laid down on 10 February 1937 at Germaniawerft, Kiel, launched in 28 August 1938. The boat was almost ready as the Turkish Batiray (the second of 4 ordered from Germaniawerft, the first, Saldiray, had been delivered in June 1939) when the war in Europe broke out and she was not handed to the Turkish. On 20 September 1939 she was commissioned to German Kriegsmarine under the command of Kptlt. Hans Cohausz.

    She conducted 9 patrols and sank 7 ships with a total of 40,706 tons including the British Armed Merchant Cruiser Andania (13,950 tons) and one ship damaged total tonnage 7,524 tons.

    She was taken out of service in May 1944 at Neustadt, Holstein. Scuttled on 3 May 1945 at the Kiel Arsenal, and the wreck broken up.


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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Fri Dec 27, 2013 7:02 am

    The U-553 was a Type VIIC U-boat of German Kriegsmarine during World War II.

    Her keel was laid down 21 November 1939, by Blohm + Voss in Hamburg as 'werk' 529. She was launched on 7 November 1940 and commissioned on 23 December, with Kapitänleutnant Karl Thurmann in command. He was captain for her entire career.

    She was a member of 10 wolfpacks, conducted 10 war patrols and sank 12 ships total tonnage 61,390 GRT, 1 warship total tonnage 925 tons and damaging 2 ships of around 15,273 tons.

    Her tenth and final sortie began with her departure from La Pallice on 16 January 1943. On the 20th, she sent a radio message: "Sehrohr unklar" (periscope unready for action), and was never heard from again. She had suffered no casualties to her crew until lost with all hands. She most probably sank in the mid North Atlantic because of technical problems and was officially declared missing on 28 January 1943.



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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Fri Dec 27, 2013 7:03 am

    The U-35 was a Type VIIA U-boat of German Kriegsmarine during World War II. She was built three years before the start of World War II. She was laid down on 2 March 1936 by Friedrich Krupp Germaniawerft at Kiel, launched on 24 September 1936, and commissioned on 3 November that year under the command of Kapitänleutnant (Kptlt.) Klaus Ewerth.

    She was featured on the cover of Life magazine on 16 October 1939.

    She conducted two war patrols and sank four vessels for a total loss of 7,850 tons while damaging one vessel of around 6,014 tons.

    She was scuttled by its crew in the North Sea after a depth charge attack from the British destroyers HMS Kingston, HMS Icarus and HMS Kashmir. Unusual among U-boats lost during the war, all 43 hands on board survived and were taken prisoner. Indeed, every member of the U-35 crew during its second and final patrol survived the war.


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