S-boot bunker at Cherbourg

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S-boot bunker at Cherbourg

Post by jopaerya » 09 Jan 2010 16:56

Hello

Here some picture's of the S-boot bunker at the naval arsenal , the bunker was a original a dry dock were in the war a half round concrete roof was build , only the entrance and the back were build in a squire form . The back of the bunker was still in building proces . The bunker is still there but on militairy area .

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Re: S-boot bunker at Cherbourg

Post by hucks216 » 10 Jan 2010 12:53

There is a feature on Cherbourg Naval Base 1940-44 in the current After The Battle magazine (Number 146).

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Re: S-boot bunker at Cherbourg

Post by jopaerya » 24 Sep 2010 17:44

Hello

Thanks to Sturm78 , two Artillerie Fähr Prahmen inside the S-boot bunker at Cherbourg .

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Re: S-boot bunker at Cherbourg

Post by Manuferey » 24 Sep 2010 23:18

There were actually two S-Bunkers in Cherbourg:
- one in the "Forme Cachin", seen on the first picture of this post, which no longer exists
- one in "Bassin Napoleon IIi" which still exists but is located inside the Navy base:
(German propaganda picture displayed in France and mentioning a U-Boot base instead of S-Boot)

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Re: S-boot bunker at Cherbourg

Post by jopaerya » 25 Sep 2010 08:51

Merci Emmanuel

For the additionel information about the bunkers .

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Re: A U-boot next to the S-bunker at Cherbourg

Post by Manuferey » 26 Jan 2014 22:34

A U-Boot in Cherbourg next to the S-Bunker still existing today in Bassin Napoleon III! 8O I believe it is a type XXI.

No, this is not a scoop :cry: …. but a picture from 1947 :lol: . This submarine was on loan from the Royal Navy.

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(Forum anciens-cols-bleus.net)

A more recent picture of two French subs in Bassin Napoléon III. The S-Bunker is visible in the background:

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http://perlbal.hi-pi.com/blog-images/53 ... rbourg.jpg

A close-up of the entrance :

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(forum anciens-cols-bleus.net)

Two views of the inside:

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(forum anciens-cols-bleus.net)

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(forum anciens-cols-bleus.net)

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Re: S-boot bunker at Cherbourg

Post by Manuferey » 26 Jan 2014 22:37

Here are pictures of French submarines next to the other S-Bunker destroyed in 80’s (“forme Cachin”):

DAPHNE submarine leaving Cherbourg in 1962:
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(photo J.-P. BOUNE – Posted on forum anciens-cols-bleus.net)

Launching of AGOSTA in 1974
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(photo M.Rougier – posted on diaporama.sectionrubis.com)

Launching of BEVEZIERS in 1975
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(photo M.Rougier – posted on diaporama.sectionrubis.com)

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N.B. These subs were diesel-electric and have now been retired form service.

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Re: S-boot bunker at Cherbourg

Post by Manuferey » 26 Nov 2014 00:58

Thank you very much, Sander ! :thumbsup:

The first picture of these two shows the remains of the Erika station at St-Pierre-Eglise.

The 2nd picture shows the French firing control post at Fort de l'Ouest in Cherbourg harbor.

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Re: S-boot bunker at Cherbourg

Post by AvB » 26 Nov 2014 13:06

Hi Sander can you please post the complete flickr page instead of the photo itself. Helps knowing what the source is.

If you search for Cherbourg Bunker in the collection of https://www.flickr.com/photos/photosnormandie/
you'll find high quality scans of the same photos, from the original source.

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Re: S-boot bunker at Cherbourg

Post by jopaerya » 26 Nov 2014 15:35

Some drawings from a post-war D.E.I.L.A. report of both pens in Cherbourg , thanks to Wim Ve

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Re: S-boot bunker at Cherbourg

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Re: S-boot bunker at Cherbourg

Post by dirk Peeters » 26 Nov 2014 22:35

wonderfull
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Re: S-boot bunker at Cherbourg

Post by jopaerya » 27 Nov 2014 10:42

Here two picture's of the back of the S boat pens in the Avant Port ( second plan ) with close defense posts in the
corner of the bunker on both sides and two levels and a kind of entrance defense ??

Picture's = S.H.M. Cherbourg and U.S. Signalcorps

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Re: S-boot bunker at Cherbourg

Post by moonraker » 27 Nov 2014 12:19

here two picture of DCN ebay.de
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