Submarine involvement in WW1

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Re: Submarine involvement in WW1

Post by tigre » 05 Jan 2016 11:59

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Submarine warfare in WWI.

Source: http://www.delcampe.net/page/item/id,24 ... age,G.html

As the source she would be the ocean-going diesel powered submarine U 19. Cheers. Raúl M 8-).
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Re: Submarine involvement in WW1

Post by tigre » 24 Jun 2016 21:40

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The Kaiser with the U-boat commander of Flanders submarines in 1918.

Source: http://www.ebay.de/itm/Der-Kaiser-bei-d ... 023wt_1124

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Re: Submarine involvement in WW1

Post by tigre » 13 May 2017 22:11

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Flanders submarines.

Source: http://www.ebay.at/itm/U-Boot-im-I-WK-A ... 41c2845d55

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Re: Submarine involvement in WW1

Post by James A Pratt III » 14 May 2017 03:55

If anyone knows of a U-boat damaged in a air attack in a Belgian port in WW I I have a copy of RNAS communiques and might be able to tell you which RNAS or RAF unit might have hit it.

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Re: Submarine involvement in WW1

Post by jluetjen » 17 Jun 2017 16:05

tigre wrote:Hello to all :D; a little more..................................................

Submarine warfare in WWI.

Source: http://www.delcampe.net/page/item/id,24 ... age,G.html

As the source she would be the ocean-going diesel powered submarine U 19. Cheers. Raúl M 8-).
Actually she looks a little small to be the U19. For comparison here is a picture of the U19 and some of her sister boats in 1914:
1280px-U-Boote_Kiel_1914.jpg
Note the obvious size difference. I suspect the picture is most likely of the UB-19, which was a coastal U-Boat such as was based out of Flanders. Here's a picture of the UB45, which was similar to the UB-19
SM_UB_45.jpg
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Re: Submarine involvement in WW1

Post by tigre » 17 Jun 2017 16:18

Hello jluetjen :D; yes, she looks like more a UB than a U..............Thanks for joining :wink:. Cheers. Raúl M 8-).

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Re: Submarine involvement in WW1

Post by Plain Old Dave » 09 Jul 2017 21:42

Interesting topic; currently reading ADM W.S. Sims' "The Victory At Sea." The man certainly leads with his chin, so to speak. For the uninformed, he was more or less the Theater Commander for the US Navy during the World War. First chapter is called "When The Germans Were Winning," and while he briefly covers the land catastrophes that befell Britain, France and Italy the main points are within weeks of his arrival in London in April 1917 he was sure of the following facts:

1) U-Boats were sinking British shipping at a rate the British shipbuilding industry couldn't make good on

2) The Allies had completely failed to find any reliable means of locating submarines; the Brits had only destroyed 50-60 in the entire war

3) Virtually the entire British political-military establishment was of the opinion that, barring solving the submarine problem, the UK would have to get out of the war in 6-8 weeks at most.

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Re: Submarine involvement in WW1

Post by tigre » 18 Aug 2017 00:55

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German U boats at Harwich 1918.

Shortly after the Armistice in November 1918, Harwich was where dozens of German U-boats officially surrendered to the Allied forces. Their exact number is not known, but there were estimated to be between 120 and 150 U-boats in total.

Source: http://www.ebay.ie/itm/Essex-HARWICH-Su ... Swi7RZKCmN
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0232dtr

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Re: Submarine involvement in WW1

Post by tigre » 01 Oct 2017 00:29

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U Boat Type U 9 in WWI.

There were four gasoline –powered German Type U 9 U-boats commissioned between 1908 and 1911. The first U-9 was ordered on July 15, 1908 and her keel was laid down by Kaiserliche Werft in Danzig. She was launched on February 22, 1910 and commissioned on April 10, 1910. On 16 July 16, 1914 SM U-9 performed, for the first time in history, the difficult job of reloading torpedoes while submerged. This exercise would pay off only a few months later for the boat.

Source: https://www.sdmodelmakers.com/shop/prod ... l-12-inch/
http://www.ebay.de/itm/Original-AK-WK-2 ... 28252caa71

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Re: Submarine involvement in WW1

Post by tigre » 27 Oct 2017 03:55

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German U boats' surrender - Examining surrendered U boats' papers.

When the first twenty German surrendered U boats anchored near the Cork Lightship, British officers boarded them to take over. The German commander taught the documentation, including a statement specifying that the ship was undamaged and in full running order, in return the British officer showed his instructions. Then he took over the conning tower and the German crew was formed forward on deck, while British engineers went down. German engineers continued to navigate the submersible under British supervision until they reached their anchorage approximately one mile from Parkeston quay..................................

Source: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1918-Submarin ... 51fe8e6377

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Re: Submarine involvement in WW1

Post by Felix C » 01 Nov 2017 11:27

German commander of submarines Andreas Michelsen wrote a book about the campaign and the issues with political intervention.
https://www.amazon.com/Submarine-Warfar ... XJJ58X4FY9

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Re: Submarine involvement in WW1

Post by tigre » 01 Nov 2017 23:03

Many thanks Felix :wink:. Cheers. Raúl M 8-).

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Re: Submarine involvement in WW1

Post by tigre » 25 Mar 2018 02:57

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The capture of the German Mine-layer U boat SM UC-5.

SM UC-5 was a German Type UC I minelayer submarine or U-boat in the German Imperial Navy (German: Kaiserliche Marine) during World War I. The U-boat had been ordered by November 1914 and was launched on 13 June 1915. She was commissioned into the German Imperial Navy on 19 June 1915 as SM UC-5. She served in World War I under the command of Herbert Pustkuchen (June - December 1915) and Ulrich Mohrbutter (December 1915 - April 1916).

UC-5 had an impressive career, with 29 ships sunk for a total of 36,288 tons on 29 patrols. On August 21, 1915 UC-5 became the first submarine minelayer to penetrate into the English Channel, laying 12 mines off Boulogne, one of which sank the steamship William Dawson the same day. UC-5 went on to lay 6 more mines off Boulogne and Folkestone on 7 September, one of which sank the cable layer Monarch.

UC-5 ran aground while on patrol 27 April 1916 at 51°59′N 1°38′ECoordinates: 51°59′N 1°38′E and was scuttled. Her crew were captured by HMS Firedrake. The U-boat was salvaged and put into a floating dock by teams from Harwich and Chatham, led by Captain Young and Lt Paterson - a dangerous procedure because of the two mines still on board. Her captain had also rigged up explosive charges to wreck his ship in the event of abandoning, which the British press rather unfairly described as an attempt to kill the RN personnel who rescued his crew. Paterson was able to find and disable them after being warned by one of the prisoners.

Source: https://www.ebay.ie/itm/1916-Antique-Pr ... 362a79de8e

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Re: Submarine involvement in WW1

Post by tigre » 15 Jun 2019 13:43

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Submarine warfare in WWI.

Source: Monitor National Marine Sanctuary: The Enemy in Home Waters — How World War I Came Home to North Carolina.

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Re: Submarine involvement in WW1

Post by Polar bear » 17 Jun 2019 11:44

hi,

the other side, a nearly forgotten chapter of the submarine war https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_s ... ic#E_class

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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