German submarine launched weather beacon

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Felix C
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German submarine launched weather beacon

Post by Felix C » 17 Feb 2019 00:25

Reading Peillard's Laconia book and near the beginning it is mentioned there was a German submarine launched floating weather beacon which would transmit weather data via Morse. Said to appear as a torpedo with a popup antenna. Anyone have specifications for this piece of equipment? Pics? How long they would transmit? Allied captures? The usual who,what,where,etc.

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Re: German submarine launched weather beacon

Post by s3bpilot » 18 Feb 2019 00:49

Hi Felix you can find out more about it in this PPT Presentation http://uboatarchive.net/Presentations/U ... rting.pptx

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Re: German submarine launched weather beacon

Post by Felix C » 18 Feb 2019 14:35

Thanks. I see U-156 was utilized twice to launch these weather buoys in July and August 1942. A month before sinking the Laconia.

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