World War One U-Boat Data???

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jopower
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World War One U-Boat Data???

Post by jopower » 16 Jul 2017 12:50

I would like to hear more about WWI U-Boats. Can anyone suggest books, papers, video, etc. on this subject?

I know a few things beyond the usual info about U 9 and U 20: I was very interested to read that Germany (and Austria...) built about 250 subs and they accounted for nearly as much tonnage as the 1000 more advanced WW2 craft. Further that the top 3 highest scoring U-Boat aces of all time were from WWI and that ONE U-Boat accounted for over half a million tons of shipping = U 35 (only 4 tubes and torpedoes!).

See:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_m ... commanders
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SM_U-35_(Germany)

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Re: World War One U-Boat Data???

Post by Polar bear » 20 Jul 2017 18:05

hi,

IMO this http://www.uboat.net/wwi/boats/ is one of the best information sources you may be able to find

It will tell you that quite a percentage of U 35's victims were sunk by artillery or demolition charges.

greetings, the pb
Peace hath her victories no less renowned than War
(John Milton, the poet, in a letter to the Lord General Cromwell, May 1652)

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Re: World War One U-Boat Data???

Post by jopower » 13 Aug 2017 12:00

Thank you! Will drop by there.

Yes, they had a much "safer" environment in some ways. Still, quite a charmed life.

Also a correction: "U 35 (only 4 tubes and torpedoes!)" should read "U 35 (only 4 tubes and 6 torpedoes!)"

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