U Boat Type VIIA - Conning tower.

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U Boat Type VIIA - Conning tower.

Post by tigre » Sat Oct 11, 2014 6:36 pm

Hello to all :D; a little complement about this topic...........

U Boat Type VIIA - Conning tower's evolution.

Below you can see the original model of the conning tower belonging to the Type VIIA, without anti-aircraft weapon nor spray deflector. BTW the AA gun of 20mm is placed on the upper deck behind the conning tower.

The second picture (pre-war) shows three submersibles Type VIIA (U-Flotille "Saltzwedel") with the original conning tower.

Source: U-Boot VII. Vol 1. Encyclopedia Okretow Wojennych Nº 47.
U-booty typu VII Geneza, opis konstrukcji, budowa. Przemysław Federowicz.

Cheers. Raúl M 8).
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The original conning tower of the Type VIIA...............................
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The U 30 alongside with the U 28 and U 29...........................
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Re: U Boat Type VIIA - Conning tower.

Post by tigre » Sat Oct 25, 2014 7:47 am

Hello to all :D; more follows...........

U Boat Type VIIA - Conning tower's evolution.

Second configuration in the U30 (right) without breakwaters nor vent, but with the anti-aircraft gun on a platform at the conning tower; to the left the U 29 with standard configuration.

I've seen this kind conning tower only in the U 30.

Source: U-Boot VII. Vol 1. Encyclopedia Okretow Wojennych Nº 47.
U-booty typu VII Geneza, opis konstrukcji, budowa. Przemysław Federowicz.
http://german-uboats.com/Uboat_Photos/

When got this setup? Cheers. Raúl M 8).
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U 29 and U 30; Kplt. Lemp leaning on the railing.............................
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Kplt. Schuhart (U 29) and Kplt. Lemp (U 30) in Wilhelmshaven..........................
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Re: U Boat Type VIIA - Conning tower.

Post by tigre » Sat Nov 08, 2014 8:42 pm

Hello to all :D; more follows...........

U Boat Type VIIA - Conning tower's evolution.

Finally I've found this last configuration for the U-30 and others Type VIIA. The conning tower with breakwaters, vents (to port) and its anti-aircraft gun on a platform at the conning tower.

Source: U-Boot VII. Vol 1. Encyclopedia Okretow Wojennych Nº 47.
U-booty typu VII Geneza, opis konstrukcji, budowa. Przemysław Federowicz.
http://german-uboats.com/Uboat_Photos/

Cheers. Raúl M 8).
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U 30 approaching to the pier..............................
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Re: U Boat Type VIIA - Conning tower.

Post by tigre » Sat Nov 29, 2014 7:23 am

Hello to all :D; more follows...........

U Boat Type VIIA - Conning tower's evolution.

The standard conning tower 1940-43.

Source: U-booty typu VII Geneza, opis konstrukcji, budowa. Przemysław Federowicz.

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Re: U Boat Type VIIA - Conning tower.

Post by tigre » Mon Aug 08, 2016 5:41 pm

Hello to all :D; a little complement about this topic...........

U Boat Type VIIA - Conning tower's evolution.

Source: http://www.ebay.de/itm/1939er-U-BOOT-FL ... Sw7hRWPxuE.

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U boats Type VIIA (U-Flotille Saltzwedel) U 34, U 35 and U 36 moored at harbor with the original conning tower..................
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Re: U Boat Type VIIA - Conning tower.

Post by tigre » Sat Mar 10, 2018 6:29 am

Hello to all :D; a little complement about this topic...........

U Boat Type VIIA - Conning tower's evolution.

Lorient 1940.

Another twist to the matter; in the photo we see (I believe) the U 30 (Type VII A) by the dock and moored in row, U 99 (Type VII B). Apparently the photo was taken in port on August 5, 1940, when the U 99 returned from her 3rd patrol (she sank four ships and damaged another three - see pennants with the horseshoe) and the U 30 was preparing to sail (she would do it at 21:00 hours) for her 7th patrol (see box with supplies on deck).

Source: http://www.ebay.at/itm/7-x-Foto-Kriegsm ... 3f8581a7a6
http://www.u-historia.com/uhistoria/tec ... ecnico.htm
http://www.u-historia.com/uhistoria/tec ... atipo7.htm

Anyone has more/another info? Cheers. Raúl M 8).
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U 30 (Type VII A) moored by the dock carrying a modified conning tower (of the original) with wave deflector, small wind deflector, trunk air intake and the emblem has changed position over the lights of Navigation and the AA gun on the platform behind the conning tower. For its part U 99, in row, also carries a modified conning tower with wave deflector, small wind deflector, AA gun on a platform behind the conning towerl, raised periscope with victory pennants........................................
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Re: U Boat Type VIIA - Conning tower.

Post by tigre » Thu Oct 15, 2020 6:35 pm

Hello to all :D; more................

U Boat Type VIIA - Conning tower's evolution.

A picture showing another configuration of U 30, without breakwaters nor vent, but with a different platform at the conning tower.

Source: http://kreiser.unoforum.pro/?1-9-0-00000010-000-45-0

Cheers. Raúl M 8).
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U 30 in maintenance................................
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