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Rammed!

Post by tigre » Wed May 28, 2014 1:02 pm

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A very bad start for U 18.

This boat had a long career with 14 patrols, operating even in the Black Sea, but at the beginning, she had a little happy meeting with the Torpedo boat T-156.

On November 20, 1936 at 09:54 hours during a torpedo launch exercise in the Bay of Lübeck, the U 18 came to close to the surface and was hit by the strong bow of the torpedo boat T -156. Following the ramming the submarine sank. Of her crew, twelve men were rescued/escaped, while eight men drowned in the engine room, including the LI Oblt z. S Fritz Bastian. The Commander at that time was kplt Hans Pauckstadt and the IWO was Lt z. S. Georg -Wilhelm Schulz (U 64 and U 124).

The submersible was recovered, repaired and put back into service almost a year later, on September 30, 1937 under the command of kplt. Heinz Beduhn. The U 18 was assigned to the U- Flottille LOHS in KIEL. This submersible was ordered on February 2, 1935, her keel was laid on July 10, 1935 with the Baunummer # 548 #, was launched on December 7, 1935 and entered service on January 4, 1936. She spent more time in the shipyards for repairs than during her construction.

Sources: http://www.kiel.de/leben/friedhoefe/_ne ... ne/u18.php
http://historisches-marinearchiv.de/pro ... ingabe.php
Photobook- U -Boot- Feindfahrten Atlantikboot - bei - FrontbootTop eBay_de 1918-1945 ( 200556 14_02_10 endet MEZ)

It was the first of three sinkings. Cheers. Raúl M 8).
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The U 18 in torpedo maneuver...............
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Re: Rammed!

Post by tigre » Sat May 31, 2014 1:54 pm

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Bad time for the U 35!

On June 17, 1938 the U 35 (Kplt. Werner Lott) was involved in another accident, this time much more serious when, during a naval parade the submersble was suctioned and hit the propellers of the "Admiral Graf Spee", suffering serious damage that sent the her to the shipyards.

Brief description: at 10:07 hours while performing maneuvers, U 35 approached the pocket battleship "Admiral Graf Spee" and collided with its propellers causing serious damage to the submersible and one propeller of the "Admiral Graf Spee"

The U 35 was sailing in a depth of 17 meters and both ships were heading in the same direction, but the Spee was faster than the U 35. Suddenly Kplt. Lott noted that the U 35 was too heavy aft, then he heard loud noises on the conning tower. Apparently, the suction of the propeller of the Graf Spee had lifted the bow of the U 35, and the conning tower went to the propeller, shaking the submersible to starboard. The port side of the conning tower struck the rudder of the Graf Spee, and then the propeller of the battleship repeatedly tore the forward superstructure of the U 35.

The U 35 was operational again by the year's end.

Sources: Fotoalbum 175 Bilder U-Boot U33 U40 TOP !!! bei eBay_de 1918-1945 (endet 09_05_09 162928 MESZ).
http://www.u-35.com/prewar/
http://ktb.ubootwaffe.net/1923.doc
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Reaching port after the incident..............................
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In the shipyard..............................
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Re: Rammed!

Post by tigre » Sun Jun 08, 2014 7:11 am

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Mysterious incident with U 30!

During a peacetime drill in 1938, U-30 was involved with a near-fatal collision with a sister ship. The commander of U-30, Fritz-Julius Lemp, demonstrated remarkable coolness and control in the crisis, earning the praise of Karl Dönitz and Saltzwedel Flotilla commander Hans Ibbeken, as well as his own crew (three officers and forty enlisted men). According to some sources, the sister ship was U-35, but crew members of U-35 do not recall this incident; it was therefore likely a different U-Boat.

Source: http://www.u-35.com/prewar/

Any idea about it because I could not find any more data. Cheers. Raúl M 8).
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Allegedly the smashed conning tower of U 30 with the sentence..."Hoy no es día de mojar la pólvora" ("Today is not a day to wet gunpowder")................................
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U-30, under Kptlt Fritz Julius Lemp, returns to Wilhelmshaven upon completion of its first war patrol (22 Aug - 27 Sept 1939), see the new type of conning tower........................
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Re: Rammed!

Post by tigre » Fri Jun 20, 2014 7:05 am

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War time!. Bad luck for U 25............

Jun 19, 1940.

U 25 was rammed while making a submerged night attack on a convoy. Periscope and bridge damaged. She tried at first to remain in her operations area, but the damage was so heavy that she had to start her return passage.

Jun 29, 1940 - U 25 in Wilhelmshaven.

U 25 missed a battle cruiser (Renown or Repulse) because the firing gear failed in the center shot of a triple fan. She afterwards attacked the convoy which this heavy ship was escorting, but it evaded the attack by making a smoke screen and turning away. U 25 then sank the auxiliary cruiser "Scotstown" off the North Channel and fired on another large steamer with very good firing data. The shot had no effect, clearly because the impact firing unit failed. While making an attack submerged by night she was rammed and the damage to periscope and conning tower forced her to return home. Result: 23.000 tons.

After this trip, the U boat went to the shipyard in Wilhelmshaven, from Jul 01, 1940 to Aug 01, 1940.

Sources: http://www.uboatarchive.net/BDUKTB30267.htm
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Emergency repairs; during a submerged night attack on Jun 19, the conning tower of U 25 was rammed by a steamer.............
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Re: Rammed!

Post by hucks216 » Wed Jun 25, 2014 3:48 am

Thank you for that little bit of information on U-18. I have a citation set belonging to a crewman who served with U-Flottille Lohs pre-war and on U-18 at the start of the war.

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Re: Rammed!

Post by tigre » Sat Jul 05, 2014 4:06 am

Do not mention it, you're welcome. Cheers. Regards. Raúl M 8).
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Re: Rammed!

Post by tigre » Sun Jul 27, 2014 8:45 pm

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War time!. Bad luck for U 37............

16 Mar 1941. Convoy U 110:

At present the following may be presumed to be in the convoy area: U 110, 99, 37, 100 and 74. At 12:20 hours U 37 sighted the enemy in AE 8793 and sent a beacon signal. At 17:20 hours U 110 was again up to the convoy and at 19:20 hours U 99 reported on request, that it was in contact with the convoy. During the course of the evening a wireless message was received from U 37, reporting having been rammed beneath the surface. It received orders to return.

Sources: http://www.uboatarchive.net/BDUKTB30285.htm
http://alifrafikkhan.blogspot.com.ar/20 ... dalam.html

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Conning tower of the U 37.................................
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Re: Rammed!

Post by tigre » Sun Sep 07, 2014 2:27 pm

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War time!. Bad luck for U 37............

Happy homecoming. Due to severe damage the Boat was taken out of service as a front boat and found use as a school and training boat. The U 37 had on this date 8 patrols with 48 enemy merchant ships = 194658 BRT plus 1 British cruiser sunk (sic).

In the North-Atlantic was rammed by freighter during an underwater attack. Water intrusion through the bent gonio, nevertheless still able to dive up to 60 m.

Sources: http://alifrafikkhan.blogspot.com.ar/20 ... dalam.html

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Re: Rammed!

Post by tigre » Sat Sep 16, 2017 11:41 am

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Bad time for U 35!

Sources: http://historicalsocietyofgermanmilitar ... ousel-9152

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On June 17, 1938 the U 35 (Kplt. Werner Lott) was involved in a serious accident, when during a naval parade the U boat was suctioned and hit the propellers of the "Admiral Graf Spee", suffering serious damage that sent her to the shipyard.......................................................................
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Re: Rammed!

Post by tigre » Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:23 pm

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The U 333 (Type VII C).

Sources: https://www.u-historia.com/uhistoria/hi ... 3/u333.htm
http://www.strijdbewijs.nl/uboot/lapallice.htm

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U 333 arrives at home damaged again, now with a broken periscope (on November 18, 1943 it was rammed by the British frigate HMS Exe during an attack). On the conning tower the emblem of the three fish due to triple three. In this patrol she was under Kplt. Peter-Erich Cremer; IWO Lt.z.S. Hans-Jürgen Dobinsky and IIWO Lt.z.S. Justus Grawert ......................................
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