Coming home safely!

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Coming home safely!

Post by tigre » Sat Mar 11, 2017 6:52 am

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Norway 1945.

The U boat was U 870 (Type IXC/40) coming back to Kristiansand from her First and only operational patrol (Nov 10, 1944 - Feb 02, 1945 - 101 days at sea); the boat operated in the North Atlantic and west of Gibraltar. It was able to sink on this enterprise 1 merchant ship with 4,637 GRT and 2 warships with 1,825 ts and damage 1 merchant ship with 7.207 GRT and 1 war ship with 1,400 ts............................

After attacking a small group of landing ships on 20 December 1944, the U-boat was then attacked by a British aircraft from No. 220 Squadron RAF but got away, and also evading two hunter-killer groups of vessels. For that reason the extensive damages seen in the photos below................

Sources: http://www.ubootarchiv.de/ubootwiki/index.php/U_870
http://uboat.net/boats/u870.htm
http://www.ebay.de/itm/232111459802?clk ... 298wt_1023

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The U 870 coming back (Starboard view)..........................................
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The U 870's conning tower with the "snorkel" to starboard in row with the tender ship ................................
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Close view of the conning tower....................................
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Re: Coming home safely!

Post by tigre » Fri Oct 29, 2021 9:41 am

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First Patrol.

U A, under Kapitänleutnant Hans Cohausz, left Kiel on 06.06.1940. After the march through the Kaiser Wilhelm Canal, as well as being escorted to Brunsbüttel, the boat operated in the North and Central Atlantic, the Canary and Cape Verde Islands, and off Freetown. The boat was supplied by the PENGUIN on July 18, 1940 with 85 m³ of fuel, on July 19, 1940 with lubricating oil, fresh bread, drinking and washing water, on July 21, 1940 with artillery ammunition, on July 23, 1940 with four torpedoes, on July 24, 1940 with seven Torpedoes, and on July 25, 1940 with the rest of fuel and provisions. U A was able to sink 7 ships with a total of 40,606 GRT on this sail. The return march led via Wilhelmshaven (escort), Brunsbüttel, and the Kaiser Wilhelm Canal to Kiel. After 85 days and covered about 15,250 nm, U A returned to Kiel on 08/30/1940.

The following were sunk:

06/16/1940 - the British ANDANIA 13,950 GRT
06/26/1940 - the Norwegian CRUX 3,828 GRT
07/14/1940 - the Norwegian SARITA 5,824 GRT
08/03/1940 - the Yugoslav RAD 4,201 GRT
08/15/1940 - the Greek ASPASIA 4,211 GRT
08/19/1940 - the Hungarian KELET 4,295 GRT
08/20/1940 - the Panamanian TUIRA 4,397 GRT

Sources: http://www.ubootarchiv.de/ubootwiki/index.php/U_A
https://picclick.de/U-Boot-Krieg-Foto-U ... id=1&pid=1

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UA returning to Kiel after her successful patrol.....................................
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Post by tigre » Sat Dec 04, 2021 12:44 pm

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U 48.

Sources: https://www.weitze.com/militaria/10/Kri ... 43510.html

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U 48 safe in the port of Kiel, showing the total tonnage in the conning tower (308,000t).......
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Re: Coming home safely!

Post by tigre » Thu Jun 23, 2022 6:31 pm

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The U-130 (Type IX C).

Sources: https://www.keymodelworld.com/article/u ... focus-no20

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U 130 (knight's head helmet emblem) returning from a very productive patrol, judging by the siegeswimpel...........
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Post by tigre » Mon Jul 25, 2022 7:45 pm

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Coming back!

In the picture the UA returning to Kiel on Aug 30, 1940 under Kapitänleutnant Hans Cohausz.The return march led via Wilhelmshaven, Brunsbüttel, and the Kaiser Wilhelm Canal to Kiel. U A was able to sink 7 ships with a total of 40,606 GRT on this patrol.

Sources: http://dubm.de/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/U-A-001-1.jpg
http://www.ubootarchiv.de/ubootwiki/index.php/U_A

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UA in Kiel with a damage to the starboard side near the conning tower, reason?..............
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Re: Coming home safely!

Post by tigre » Tue Sep 06, 2022 11:03 am

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Two Type IX C coming home after a good patrol.

Sources: https://www.luftfahrtverlag-start.com/u-boot-im-focus/
http://www.uboataces.com/ref-insignia.shtml

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In the foreground U 126 with the emblem of the Queen of Hearts and behind U 154 with the Four-pointed Star...............
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Post by tigre » Sat Jan 07, 2023 9:39 am

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U-Boot im hafen (at the harbor)!

Sources: http://www.akpool.co.uk/postcards/27032 ... te-an-deck
https://www.ebay.de/itm/U-Boot-U-103-na ... Sw93ZawnQE

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U 431 (Type VII C) moored in St. Nazaire?.....................................
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A German U-boat Type IX B, U 103, in dry dock after a patrol......................
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Re: Coming home safely!

Post by tigre » Tue Jan 10, 2023 2:34 pm

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Return of U 128 to Lorient.

2nd Patrol - U 128, under the command of Kplt. Ulrich Heyse, left Lorient on January 8, 1942. The submersible operated in Vizcaya in the Azores, Bermuda, off Florida, the Bahamas and in the North Atlantic. She was able to sink 3 ships for 27,311 GRT on this patrol. After 74 days and having covered some 9,900 nm, U 128 returned to Lorient on March 23, 1942.

However, on the back of the photo (below) it says 22-III-1942. What was the return date?

The full text reads: "Einfahrt des OT Patenboot(??) am 22. III. 42 Lorient "Unser Empfangskuss" ("Entry of the godfather ship OT (??) on 22. III. 42 Lorient "Our welcome kiss")

OT Patenboot... godfather makes sense... So U 128 sponsored a OT group?

Sources: https://www.buchfreund.de/de/d…bootes-u ... id=1&pid=1
http://www.ubootarchiv.de/ubootwiki/index.php/U_128

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Post by tigre » Mon Jan 16, 2023 11:42 am

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Ausräumen!

In the context of the U-Bootwaffe (U-Boat Branch), the order given as "Boot ausräumen" can be translated as "clear the boat", i.e. remove all mobile equipment after a patrol to facilitate work in the shipyard. Was there a normal procedure established (a list of items to be withdrawn)? The question arose when I saw the photo below..................

Source: https://www.google.com/url?esrc=s&q=&rc ... DdBhzkjz2J
http://guerra-abierta.blogspot.com/2013/06/u-37-i.html

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Work on deck during the approach of the U-37 (Type IX A), in this case the rotary hydrophone in the form of a “T” Kristalldrehbasisgerät (KDB) is observed and the upper part of the winch was removed; Was this part of the "Boot ausräumen" or was it removed altogether at some point?.......
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Re: Coming home safely!

Post by tigre » Fri Jan 20, 2023 6:59 am

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U 409 back to Brest.

The images below show U 409 (Type VII C) returning to port after finishing her patrol, BTW the access cover to the gyro casing has been removed, part of the "Boot ausräumen" in preparation for an overhaul in dry dock?............

Source: http://www.ebay.de/itm/20-Fotos-U-409-T ... 43ae4a82f9

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