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German shipyards and the evolution of the U-bootwaffe (1932-1939). Type II B.
When the first official contract for the construction of six Type II B U boats with Krupp Germaniawerft, Kiel, was signed on July 20, 1934, they were to be built in the sector (Helligen) I and II. For reasons of secrecy in the concentration of construction material, the assembly of these submersibles did not begin until March 1935. These submarines were from U 7 to U 12 (all entered service in 1935). Also on February 2, 1935 Germaniawerft received an additional order for the construction of 8 other submarines of the same type, these were from U 17 to U 24 (the first entered service at the end of 1935 and the rest in 1936).
At the same time as the Deutsche Werke Kiel AG shipyard received the construction order for the assembly of the first 6 type II A U boats on February 2, 1935, it was also ordered to build another 4 U boats, but type II B, these were from U 13 to U 16 (the first entered service in late 1935 and the rest in 1936).
Even before the outbreak of war, the shipyard Flender Werft Lübeck participated in the submarine construction program for the Z plan. In addition, the shipyard built in 1937/1938 a pressure dock for submarines. The export company "Hapro" has signed an agreement with China for the construction of submarines. Originally, the construction of two small and three medium-sized submersibles, of which only the two smaller ones were built, U 120 and U 121 (ordered September 28, 1937), that were taken and put In service by the Kriegsmarine in 1940.
Type II B was a single pressurized hull coastal submersible with a quick immersion dome inside. These small boats were strong and maneuverable.
In the construction of the Type II B U boats, three shipyards took part, Krupp Germaniawerft, Kiel (14 units), Deutsche Werke Kiel AG (4 units) and Flender Werke AG, Lübeck (2 units).
Source: om Original zum Modell. Uboot Typ II.
http://www.t2balli.de/index.php/modellb ... -weltkrieg
Kriegsmarine Pressefoto " U-Boot der Lübecker Flender-Werke Aufnahme während der Bauphase"
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