U-boats Emblems

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Re: U-boats Emblems

Post by Simon Gunson » 26 Jul 2010 11:17

Bruce7506 wrote:
Kiwikid wrote:
carius wrote:U 251

George
George, this emblem was also re-used on U 862 in her voyage to the far east, many of whose crew came from U 251.
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My opinion :
U 251 was U-Boat Type VIIC.
U 862 was U-Boat Type IXD2.
George's photo shows U-Boat Type VIIC belonging to the 11th flotilla.
U 251 emblems :
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Then I think that it is about U 251 belonging to the 11th flotilla between 1 Jul, 1942 and 31 May, 1943.
Here is a photo of U 251 (Narvik in 1942) :
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Yes, U-251 operated with U-flotte 11 from Narvik on nine war patrols. It's first patrol was against westbound convoys QP11 and QP15 from Murmansk. The bear wappen relates to an attack between Bear Island and North Cape, 1st May 1942, scoring a hit on SS Jutland. U 251 returned in 1943 to Königsberg for an extensive refit in 1943. Timm's crew were reassigned to U 862 in August 1943 and she was commissioned in October.

Also relating to U 78, Guðmundur Helgason of uboat.net is convinced a type VII with a red dragon wappen operating from Gotenhafen was U 78 but I believe it was U 71. Any thoughts on this please?

Wappen referred to appears at this website (scroll down the screen to thumbnails)
http://www.wilhelmgustloffmuseum.com/2_ ... _ship.html

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Re: U-boats Emblems

Post by carius » 27 Jul 2010 14:08

From eBay.de (?)

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Re: U-boats Emblems

Post by carius » 27 Jul 2010 14:25

U 203

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Re: U-boats Emblems

Post by carius » 29 Jul 2010 08:38

More U 552

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Re: U-boats Emblems

Post by tigre » 15 Aug 2010 22:24

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

Another picture from the U 9's conning tower and its emblem.

The Iron Cross of WWI as Otto Weddigen was given command of one of the first German submarines the old U 9.

Source: http://search.ebay.de/_W0QQsassZcentroeuropa

Saludos. Raúl M 8-).
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Re: U-boats Emblems

Post by Hundi » 22 Aug 2010 23:08

tigre wrote:Hello to all :D; something more...............
Tigre! what a great surprise :D nice pic of the EK on the conning tower


Thanks to all for posting this great material, my respects to all of you!!! :milwink:

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Post by tigre » 23 Aug 2010 04:39

You're welcome pal :wink:. All the best. Raúl M 8-).

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Re: U-boats Emblems

Post by carius » 03 Oct 2010 13:13

U 758

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Re: U-boats Emblems

Post by carius » 03 Oct 2010 13:14

U 37

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Re: U-boats Emblems

Post by carius » 03 Oct 2010 13:26

U-371 (?)

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Re: U-boats Emblems

Post by Hundi » 17 Oct 2010 20:57

carius wrote:U 37

George
Hi George! did you know the meaning of the serial on this vessel? 265 119 to.

very interesting the olympic rings too jeje

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Re: U-boats Emblems

Post by carius » 18 Oct 2010 04:56

Hi Hundi!Not so sure,but I think 265 119 to. means the tonnage sunk by this boat (although the official tonnage is 200 124 GRT).

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Re: U-boats Emblems

Post by AVV » 18 Oct 2010 19:04

Hello!
carius wrote:Not so sure,but I think 265 119 to. means the tonnage sunk by this boat (although the official tonnage is 200 124 GRT).
May be, the first figure was U-boot crewmembers' own estimate of tonnage sunk by them?

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Re: U-boats Emblems

Post by carius » 18 Oct 2010 19:20

I also think so,in most cases U-boot crews own calculations were higher than real.

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Re: U-boats Emblems

Post by Hundi » 18 Oct 2010 21:24

Thankyou guys!

Now it's very clear to me, btw theres a few picture with the tonnages sunk, but truly I didn't have any idea.

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