U-boat deck guns - I need your help

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Re: U-boat deck guns.......... I need your help

Post by vladalex » 04 Nov 2015 13:25

In first movie :
At 0:14 of the reel ammunition is 10,5 cm Lg Patr 32L/4
At 0:59 of the reel ammunition is 10,5 Spgr Patr 32L/4,4 Ub.S
In the second movie :
At 2:05 - 2:07 of the reels is an 10,5 cm SKC/32U
At 2:55 - 2:56 of the reels is an 8,8 cm SKC/32U
I d'ont know the ammunition and is not interesting because of the "mixture" of the movie, build from different parts

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Post by butterfly » 04 Nov 2015 20:43

vladalex wrote:In first movie :
At 0:14 of the reel ammunition is 10,5 cm Lg Patr 32L/4
At 0:59 of the reel ammunition is 10,5 Spgr Patr 32L/4,4 Ub.S
In the second movie :
At 2:05 - 2:07 of the reels is an 10,5 cm SKC/32U
At 2:55 - 2:56 of the reels is an 8,8 cm SKC/32U
I d'ont know the ammunition and is not interesting because of the "mixture" of the movie, build from different parts

regards Vladalex
Thanks for clearing that up, I ought to have paid attention to the gun itself rather than just the ammunition. I thought my eyes were not decieivng me. Of course the film has been 'made up' for propaganda purposes. Do you know of any more accurate original film?
I think the use of the deck gun was very limited, and used mainly in the early years against unarmed merchantment.

I will keep looking for further reference on the subject, it is all part of the fun of collecting!!

regards Kev

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Post by vladalex » 07 Nov 2015 15:02

butterfly wrote:
vladalex wrote:In first movie :
At 0:14 of the reel ammunition is 10,5 cm Lg Patr 32L/4
At 0:59 of the reel ammunition is 10,5 Spgr Patr 32L/4,4 Ub.S
In the second movie :
At 2:05 - 2:07 of the reels is an 10,5 cm SKC/32U
At 2:55 - 2:56 of the reels is an 8,8 cm SKC/32U
I d'ont know the ammunition and is not interesting because of the "mixture" of the movie, build from different parts

regards Vladalex
Thanks for clearing that up, I ought to have paid attention to the gun itself rather than just the ammunition. I thought my eyes were not decieivng me. Of course the film has been 'made up' for propaganda purposes. Do you know of any more accurate original film? NO
I think the use of the deck gun was very limited, and used mainly in the early years against unarmed merchantment. It's exact

I will keep looking for further reference on the subject, it is all part of the fun of collecting!!

regards Kev
regards Vladalex

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Post by tigre » 17 Jun 2017 02:51

Hello to all :D; a little complement
Firing with the deck gun!

On 20 Nov, 1939, U 33 sank three trawlers with about five rounds from the deck gun each near Tory Island: At 10.30 hours the Thomas Hankins 14 miles northwest of Tory, at 16.00 hours the Delphine 18 miles north-northeast of Tory and at 17.05 hours the Sea Sweeper 25 miles west-northwest of Tory.

Between 08.30 and 09.20 hours on 21 Nov, 1939, U 33 sank the Sulby and William Humphries about 75 miles northwest of Rathlin, each with about 5 rounds from the deck gun.

Sources: http://www.uboat.net/allies/merchants/106.html.
http://www.uboat.net/allies/merchants/110.html
http://historisches-marinearchiv.de/pro ... var2=wert2
http://www.ebay.de/itm/Foto-U-Boot-U33- ... 2775093506
http://www.ebay.de/itm/6-Fotos-Versenku ... 1804435541

I think the photo shows the English trawler Sulby isn't it? Cheers. Raúl M 8-).
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Post by tigre » 16 Aug 2017 00:34

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

Firing with the deck gun!

The ship going down................

Sources: http://www.ebay.de/itm/6-Fotos-Versenku ... 1804435541

Cheers. Raúl M 8-).
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Post by tigre » 16 Aug 2017 21:38

Thanks for that complement :wink:. Cheers. Raúl M 8-).

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Post by tigre » 05 Feb 2018 21:51

Hello to all :D; a little doubt: U boat deck gun construction!
In an auction on the web I saw an album entitled U boat deck gun construction. Looking at the sample photos I had the following questions: what kind of gun?; Does it correspond to the WWII? and if so, what type of submersible used them?
Sources: https://www.emedals.com/a-kriegsmarine- ... tion-g7249

Cheers. Raúl M 8-).
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Post by ludvig » 05 Feb 2018 22:09

Hello ,
Interesting photo :
10,5 cm Ubts. u.Tbts.. Flak. L/45 ( Krupp) in 10,5 cm Ubts. u.Tbts. L.C/1916 or 10,5 Uto C /16 for short

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Post by tigre » 05 Feb 2018 22:34

Thanks ludvig :wink:. Cheers. Raúl M 8-).

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Post by tigre » 29 Apr 2018 00:00

Hello to all :D; more U boat deck gun!
Sources: https://reibert.info/threads/foto-ebay- ... ot.101259/
Cheers. Raúl M 8-).
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Post by Eisenfaust » 02 Dec 2018 15:05

I came accross a book "U-Boat War Patrol - The Hidden Photographic Diary of U-564" by Lawrence Paterson, 2004.
https://lawrencepaterson.com/u-boat-war-patrol/

U-564 was a type VIIC boat lead by the famous Reinhard "Teddy" Suhren.

Several pictures of deck gun usage. The storage of the shells and delivery to the gun is described like this (from Finnish translation back to English):

"The shells were stored under the floor planks near captains cabin. The shells were in individual metal containers. The shells were lifted by hand to the conning tower. From there they were lowered to the deck using a slope, for the gunners to pick them up."
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Post by Jan7 » 21 Dec 2018 19:13

butterfly wrote:
05 Aug 2015 16:10
....Ultimately I would like to know what gun/guns this sight was used with and if I am indeed correct that it was used aboard the U-boats, can anyone help me?....
Take a looksigth in this amazing webpage:

http://www.navweaps.com/Weapons/WNGER_Main.php
La llave de la libertad es la sabiduria. El cerrojo de la esclavitud la ignorancia

http://www.u-historia.com/ History of UBootwaffe in Spanish
http://www.forospyware.com/ In Spanish

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