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German shipyards and the evolution of the U-bootwaffe (1932-1939). Type IX C.
On August 7, 1939, and under the military reinforcement of the Kriegsmarine, due to Plan Z, was granted to the shipyard Deschimag AG Weser, Bremen the contract for the construction of ten Type IX C U boats derived from the previous Type IX B. These units were from U 66 to 68 (former U 122 to 124) and from U 125 to 131; Until the end of 1939 this shipyard was to build the following units from U 153 to 160 and from U 171 to 176 (they would enter into service in 1941).
With the beginning of the war, a program was started that looked for building 24 units of the Type IX C yearly. Therefore, two other shipyards joined the effort to build U boats of Type IX C for Deschimag AG Weser, Bremen, these were the shipyard Seebeckwerft, Geestemünde, U 161 to 166 and the shipyard Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg- Finkenwerder from U 501 to 524. All would enter into service from 1941 onwards.
Basically, the difference with the previous version was a further increase in the fuel capacity to 207.51 tons. To achieve this, a more efficient way of accommodating the fuel tanks in the space between the two hulls was sought. In this way the autonomy increased by about 1,500 to 1,800 nautical miles.
In total 54 units of Type IX C were built (till JUly 1942) and in the construction of this type of U boats three shipyards intervened, the Deschimag AG Weser, Bremen with 24 units; The Seebeckwerft, Geestemünde with six units and Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg-Finkenwerder with 24 units.
Sources: Vom Original zum Modell. Uboot Typ IX C.
Waldemar Trojca. U Boot Typ II, VII, IX.
http://www.t2balli.de/index.php/modellb ... -weltkrieg
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