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Re: food onboard uboats

Postby Pax Melmacia » 23 Jul 2009 04:57

In Operation Drumbeat it confirms that food quality was dependent on the cook's ingenuity. On the way out when fresh food was still that, the cook of U 123 would fry up some pork cutlets. If a dive was ordered, he'd pull the meat out of the fire and shut the stove off, lest the smoke be redirected throughout the boat. If the dive lasted long, he'd serve instead sausages and tinned food like sardines which only needed to be warmed. When the boat did surface he'd add sauerkraut to the cutlets if they had dried out. When the fresh food ran out he'd cook up macaroni, a.k.a. Mussolini's asparagus, with gravy/sauce depending on what was on hand. (I imagine the cutlets were for the officers only; I couldn't picture him preparing enough for the entire crew of a Type IX boat in his tiny stove. The rest would probably get some stew.)

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Re: food onboard uboats

Postby tigre » 26 Oct 2016 23:37

Hello to all :D; a small complement ..................

Provisions aboard a U Boat.

Food conditions on board U-Boats seem on the whole to be exceedingly good. Survivors from U 100, which had come from Germany, stated that the food supplied to U-boats was of the very best. Fresh fruit, oranges, lemons and apples were liberally supplied for the crew. This boat had been at sea for nine days when she was sunk. On the other hand a medical report on the survivors of U 99, which had come from Lorient and had been at sea for 24 days when she was sunk, indicated that the food was not so good as in the other two U-Boats (U 70 and U 100).

The medical report was as follows: "I examined today 33 other ranks. I found their state of health to be poor. General nutrition was poor. A large percentage of the men were suffering from and infected with gingivitis and an appreciable number were anemic (five out of 33 markedly so, to a clinical degree). Eight out of 33 had marked oral sepsis.

I conclude that the men have been on a very poor diet, markedly defective, especially in protein, fat and fresh fruit, vegetables and similar sources of vitamin "C."

Menu for 42 Days from U 70 .....................

Breakfast: Coffee, cocoa or soup, jam or butter or honey and an egg on dam and.

Start:
Day 1 Liver, cabbage, potatoes, fruit
One kipper, liver sausage, butter, bread, coffee.
Day 2 Black or liver sausage, sour cabbage, mashed potatoes, fruit
Sandwiches, butter, bread, tea.

Middle:
Day 20 Macaroni and bacon, stewed fruit
Matties herrings, bacon fat, potatoes in their jackets, dripping, bread tea.
Day 21 Beans, mutton, fruit
Sausage, Emmentaler cheese, butter, bread, coffee.

End:
Day 40 Cooked bacon, French beans, potatoes, compote.
Day 41 Vegetable curry, one pickled cucumber, potatoes, stewed fruit.
Day 42 Cabbage with beef, compote.

Sources: http://www.todocoleccion.net/militaria- ... ~x42421506
http://www.uboatarchive.net/U-70A/U-70INT.htm

Cheers. Raul M 8-).
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Re: food onboard uboats

Postby tigre » 29 Oct 2016 14:00

Hello to all :D; more..................

Provisions aboard a U Boat.

Sources: http://67.media.tumblr.com/820f3966704e ... _1280.jpg#

Cheers. Raul M 8-).
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Re: food onboard uboats

Postby Old_Fossil » 10 Nov 2016 04:03

I'm curious how the Monsun U-boats managed provisioning. Did the Japanese provide canned goods for them or did the crews have to make do without canned goods?
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Re: food onboard uboats

Postby tigre » 09 Jul 2017 16:57

Hello to all :D; more..................

Der kamaraden hat Geburgtstag (Comrades have birthdays).

Sources: https://www.delcampe.net/de/sammlerobje ... 44379.html

This cook was really a true chef isn´t it? Cheers. Raul M 8-).
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Re: food onboard uboats

Postby tigre » 18 Sep 2017 01:10

Hello to all :D; more..................

Provisions aboard a submarine of the Regia Marina.

Sources: http://www.ebay.it/itm/Foto-Soldat-KM-M ... 2814487715

Anyone have an idea of the Italian menu? Cheers. Raul M 8-).
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Re: food onboard uboats

Postby mark harrison » 18 Sep 2017 02:39

Hi, Germans would not eat Japanese food-this was a major problem for them. The Japanese armed forces would eat food that europeans would not consider fit to eat.
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Re: food onboard uboats

Postby tigre » 13 Jan 2018 00:44

Hello to all :D; more..................

Provisions aboard a U Boat.

Sources: http://uboot-recherche.de/U31-5656
http://www.modelwarships.com/reviews/bo ... ction.html

Cheers. Raul M 8-).
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