U- Boats

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U- Boats

Post by Redbaron1908 » 02 Mar 2003 22:11

Hello does anyone know how many U-Boats the germans had in total

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Post by Korbius » 03 Mar 2003 00:25

Roughly a total of 900-1000 different types if I remember correctly.

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Post by Redbaron1908 » 03 Mar 2003 00:37

thanks Korbius but i mean in numbers of submaries that they built throughout the war

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Post by Erik E » 03 Mar 2003 00:52

1153 went into action.
Several more were built but never commisioned due to damage or simply that they lacked parts to complete them........

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Post by Redbaron1908 » 03 Mar 2003 23:29

thanks for your reply Erik E do you know which types were able to reach the atlantic coast of the usa

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Post by Erik E » 04 Mar 2003 00:00

This really isn`t my field Hr.Baron :D

But when the first operation against the US coast was launched (Think it was called "Paukenschlag"), only the "Type IX" had the capabillity of travelling this distance. I would guess other types followed durin the war!

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Post by Redbaron1908 » 04 Mar 2003 02:30

i ll try to do somev research but i hate it when a search engine gives you about a million sites and most of them are not related

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Post by Aufklarung » 04 Mar 2003 04:17

RedBaron1908
Try this site: http://uboat.net/
or this within, in regards to Drumbeat: http://uboat.net/gallery/?gallery=DivingC
Regards
A :)

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Post by Andy H » 05 Mar 2003 02:38

During 1945 Type IXC40, IXC & IXD2's types were used.

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Post by Redbaron1908 » 05 Mar 2003 02:55

Thank you for responding to my post and thanks for the links

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Post by Tim Smith » 05 Mar 2003 12:23

The Type VIIC U-boats could also operate off the US east coast when they could be refuelled and rearmed from the Type XIV U-tankers, known as 'Milk Cows'.

The Type XIV was a U-boat designed to resupply other U-boats at sea. It looked like an extremely fat or pregnant Type VII, swollen with huge fuel tanks. It had no torpedo tubes of its own, and had only AA guns for self defence. On board was a small workshop capable of helping other U-boats carry out minor repairs and maintenance at sea. About 10 were built.

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U-boats.......

Post by jacobite1 » 06 Mar 2003 13:25

If you are interested in U-boats ( doesn't sound as if you are..... DOH sarcasm alert........) look for a book called " Ten Years and Twenty Days "
Admiral Karl Doenitz Memoirs
ISBN 0-304-35686-7
It is a Cassel Military Paperback
My Wife bought it me for Christmas, a good read.

Dave Moffitt

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Post by Redbaron1908 » 06 Mar 2003 23:16

It is true I am not that intrested in U boats but i was intrested in the types and numbers that there were since the other day I was watching the movie U-571(I think thats the right title) and was just wandering how many U boats there were in total.

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