Type XXIII

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Type XXIII

Post by Y Ddraig Goch » 13 Mar 2002 17:10

Just how successful was the Type XXIII Coastal U-boat :?:
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XXIII success

Post by Clodius » 13 Mar 2002 17:43

There was 6 operational XXIII type U-boats during the period Feb-May 1945 around British islands. They sank 5 ships for a total of ~15000 brt.
It should be mentioned they were capable to carry only 2 torpedoes.
For further information you should check http://www.uboat.net.

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Thanks!

Post by Y Ddraig Goch » 13 Mar 2002 17:46

I've been on that site, its pritty good.

Would the torpedoe capacity have impeded Type XXIII operations :?:
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U-boot XXIII

Post by Erich » 13 Mar 2002 17:54

Madcap :

Yes, an excellent web-site on the u-boots

The first XXIII to go out on patrol was U-2324 on 29 January 45. The U-2336 sank the last 2 ships sunk in WW 2- two British freighters in the Firth of forth. 6 operational boots ......

U-2321
U-2322
U-2324
U-2326
U-2329

7 boots lost to various causes

31 were scuttled in May 45 and 20 more surrendered and destroyed later in Operation Deadlight.

U-2326
U-2353
U-4706

these last three survived the war and were used by Allied forces.

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U-2336

Post by ziggy wiseman » 13 Mar 2002 19:33

"The U-2336 sank the last 2 ships sunk in WW 2- two British freighters in the Firth of forth."-Erich

This battle took place on May 7th,1945

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Survivors

Post by Y Ddraig Goch » 14 Mar 2002 09:49

Do any Type XXIII U-boats survive :?:
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boats....

Post by Erich » 14 Mar 2002 16:46

Madcap :

I do believe all these boats were scrapped......... 0 in existence.

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Aaahhh!

Post by Y Ddraig Goch » 14 Mar 2002 17:00

Pitty :!:
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Post by Dazfos » 15 Mar 2002 15:03

There not many U-Boats that exist at all as nearly all the U-Boat fleet that survived the war were scrapped by the Allieds, as they decided that neither of them wanted U-Boats even though thehy were the best Submarines in circulation during that time.
The best U-Boat I've ever seen is the one at the Verkehrsmuseum in Speyer.

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Speyer

Post by Erich » 15 Mar 2002 15:20

Dazfos :

Are there not other smaller subs located there as well ?.......Hecht und Seehund as examples ?

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