UF 2

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UF 2

Post by Iceman2011 » 28 Mar 2011 19:23

I'm looking for informations on the U-boat UF 2, wich was a french submarine seized by Germans?
My father was working on it when the submarine was under construction, at Le Havre. But I don't know anything more about this sub.

Thank's

Mike :D

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Re: UF 2

Post by Hautpoul » 28 Mar 2011 19:44

Hi Iceman,

The UF 2 is currently one of my favourite subject!


The UF-2 submarine was previously the French submarine La Favorite (and not the “Favourite”). This sub was one the Aurore-class, seized by Germans in Le Havre (France) in June 1940. At this time, the Favorite was under construction. It was commissioned by the Kriegsmarine in November 1942 and used in Kiel (5 flotilla) and after in Bergen (U- Abwehrschule) as training submarine.
The Favorite was scrapped in Gotenhafen in 1945 after self-destruction.

Krvkpt. Georg Lange was commander from 11.42 to 10.43
Oblt. Heinrich Gehrken was commander from 10.43 to 07.44

Displacement: 900 tonnes (surfaced) - 1170 tonnes (submerged)
Length: 73.5 metres
Beam: 6.5 metres
Draught: 4.2 metres

Propulsion: Diesel: 3000 cv , Electrical 700 cv
Speed: 15,50 knots (surfaced) - 9,30 knots (submerged)
Range: 5600 nm at 10 knots (surfaced) - 90 nm at 5 knots (submerged)
Depth: 100 m

Armament:
9 x 550 mm torpedo tubes
2 x 13.2 mm machine guns
1 x 100 mm deck gun

Enjoy!
Hautpoul
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Re: UF 2

Post by stril » 31 Mar 2011 10:20

As requested by others i add some pictures of her.
First the "vierling", second front view of tower, third view from tower
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Re: UF 2

Post by stril » 31 Mar 2011 10:37

some more. Side view, and rear view.
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Re: UF 2

Post by stril » 31 Mar 2011 11:01

inside view.
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Re: UF 2

Post by Iceman2011 » 04 Apr 2011 19:13

Dear Hautpoul and Stril, thanks a lot for your beautiful pictures :D The first show us a part of the hull but il will be interesting to see a picture of the entire sub on surface. Perhaps one of you have one? :wink:

Another question: what's that? (it seems to be a box?)

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Re: UF 2

Post by Hautpoul » 11 Apr 2011 22:51

Currently no idea about this "box" :cry:
But still looking for !

Hautpoul

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Re: U-F2

Post by FAlmeida » 12 Apr 2011 12:18

The box used to insert when not in use a loop antenna, is a radio antenna.
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Re: UF 2

Post by Hautpoul » 18 Apr 2011 22:06

It must be a german modification added after launching. I've never seen such a radio antena on french submarines.

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Re: UF 2

Post by Hautpoul » 04 May 2011 07:28

A new one of UF 2

Perhaps Stril -or somebody else- knows where it is. :milwink:
A small harbor of Baltic sea?

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Re: UF 2

Post by Hautpoul » 19 May 2011 07:28

For Iceman (and others :milwink: )

This is the Aurore submarine (Aurore class), sistership of UF 2
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Re: UF 2

Post by Iceman2011 » 20 May 2011 07:30

Nice picture Hautpoul :D

When this picture was taken? The coning tower seems to be very aerodynamic.

Another question: I didn't find "U- Abwehrschule" in Bergen, only the 11 flotilla--> is it the same thing?

Iceman

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Re: UF 2

Post by Hautpoul » 25 May 2011 19:05

Iceman2011 wrote: When this picture was taken? The coning tower seems to be very aerodynamic.
The picture was taken in 1940, in front of Toulon.
French submarines design was probably more developed than others.
Iceman2011 wrote: Another question: I didn't find "U- Abwehrschule" in Bergen, only the 11 flotilla--> is it the same thing?
German submarine schools were mainly based in Baltic sea. I do not know if there was such a school in Bergen: perhaps somebody can answer??? :idea:

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Re: UF 2

Post by stril » 27 May 2011 12:12

I do not know if there was such a school in Bergen: perhaps somebody can answer???
The U- Abwehrschule was at Hatvik in Os, a few miles outside Bergen. Some of the staff had offices in Bergen.
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Re: UF 2

Post by Iceman2011 » 27 May 2011 18:19

Thank's Stril. :milwink:

Did the U-Abwhrschule have a flotilla number?

Iceman

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