German U Boats Type IA.

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German U Boats Type IA.

Post by tigre » Sun Oct 12, 2014 8:04 pm

Hello to all :D; just a little contibution on this subject...................

The U Boats Type IA of the U Flotille "Saltzwedel".

Single hull seagoing boat with large side ballast tanks. Developed right from the Turkish Gür (former Spanish E1 - 1932 built in Spain by a German design), this type served as a model for the development of the later type IX. Both boats of this series were lost in the first months of the war.

On December 17, 1934 shipyard DESCHIMAG AG WESER in BREMEN obtained contracts in order to build both submersibles type IA, called U 25 and U 26 with work's numbers 903 and 904 respectively. In mid-1935, more precisely on June 28, was laid the keel of the first of the series U 25, which was the first submarine to be built by the shipyard. While the U 26 keel was laid on August 1, 1935.

Sources: KTB U-Bootwaffe. 1923 - 1938. Das Kriegstagebuch der U-Bootwaffe von Roland Berr.


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Re: German U Boats Type IA.

Post by tigre » Mon Oct 13, 2014 1:10 pm

Hello to all :D; a couple of pictures...................

The U Boats Type IA of the U Flotille "Saltzwedel".

Evolution of the construction. Early August 1935.

Sources: http://www.t2balli.de/index.php/modellb ... -weltkrieg.

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Re: German U Boats Type IA.

Post by tigre » Sat Oct 25, 2014 8:09 am

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

The U Boats Type IA of the U Flotille "Saltzwedel".

Placing motors, December 9, 1935.

Sources: http://www.t2balli.de/index.php/modellb ... -weltkrieg.

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What about those tubes in the foreground?..........................
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Re: German U Boats Type IA.

Post by tigre » Sun Nov 09, 2014 6:41 am

Hello to all :D; a couple of pictures...................

The U Boats Type IA of the U Flotille "Saltzwedel".

Evolution of the construction.

Sources: http://www.t2balli.de/index.php/modellb ... -weltkrieg.

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View of the pressure hull.................................
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Close view of the bow and torpedos launcher.....................
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Re: German U Boats Type IA.

Post by tigre » Sun Nov 23, 2014 7:13 am

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The U Boats Type IA of the U Flotille "Saltzwedel".

Launching, transfer and commission.

The U 25 was launched on February 14, 1936. On April 1, 1936 was performed the sailing transfer of U 25, being commissioned on April 6, 1936 under the command of Kvr.Kp. Eberhard Godt (04 / 36-08 / 36) in Wilhelmshaven in the U-Flotille "Saltzwedel". On April 15 this submersible was available to the U-bootschulflotille in Neustadt as training boat (no precise date). As part of her crew were among others as WO Olt. z. See Frauenheim, Fritz (05 / 36-09 / 37); OStrm Sander, Paul (04 / 36-05 / 40); LI Lt. z. See Schlumberger, Ludwig ?.

Sources: KTB U-Bootwaffe. 1923 - 1938. Das Kriegstagebuch der U-Bootwaffe von Roland Berr. http://ktb.ubootwaffe.net/
WWII - WW2 - Photo Sous marin - U-BOAT de la kriegsmarine.
http://www.t2balli.de/index.php/modellb ... -weltkrieg.

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The U 25 when being launched at the shipyard Deschimag AG Weser in BREMEN ......................
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A brand-new U-25 in her berth ................................
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Re: German U Boats Type IA.

Post by tigre » Sat Nov 29, 2014 10:58 am

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The U Boats Type IA of the U Flotille "Saltzwedel".

Launching, transfer and commission.

While the launching of U 26 occurred on March 14, 1936 and sailing transfer occurred on May 5, 1936; the ship was put into service on May 11, 1936 under the command of Kvr.Kp. Werner Hartmann (05 / 36-09 / 38) in Wilhelmshaven in the U-Flotille "Saltzwedel". As part of his crew were among others as WO Lt z. See Prien, Günther (10 / 36-10 / 37); the OStrm Henke, Max ?; LI Olt. z. See Looschen, Hans (1936).

Sources: KTB U-Bootwaffe. 1923 - 1938. Das Kriegstagebuch der U-Bootwaffe von Roland Berr. http://ktb.ubootwaffe.net/
Fotoalbum 175 Bilder U-Boot U33 U40 TOP !!! Artikelnummer: 390048918974.
WWII Original German -Kriegsmarine U-boat PHOTO POSTCARD!

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The U 26...................................
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Both Type IA boats..................................
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Re: German U Boats Type IA.

Post by tigre » Sat Dec 06, 2014 11:52 am

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The U Boats Type IA of the U Flotille "Saltzwedel".

Operations during the Spanish Civil War.

First Patrol.

On April 8, 1937 the U 25 under the command of Krv Kp Eberhard Godt (IWO Oblt. z. S. Fritz Frauenheim), sailed from Kiel to the Spanish coasts; also sailed with her the U 27, U 34 and U 35. The U 25 reached the Bay of Arousa on April 13, 1937. On May 17, 1937 the U 25 sailed back to Germany from Cádiz, arriving at Wilhelmshaven on May 21, 1937. on that occasion the submersibles had painted the Handelsflagge (flag of the German merchant fleet) black, white and red. The boats operated in the Bay of Biscay, off El Ferrol, Cadiz and Tangier.

Sources: KTB U-Bootwaffe. 1923 - 1938. Das Kriegstagebuch der U-Bootwaffe von Roland Berr. http://ktb.ubootwaffe.net/
Fotoalbum 175 Bilder U-Boot U33 U40 TOP !!! Artikelnummer: 390048918974.
WWII Original German -Kriegsmarine U-boat PHOTO POSTCARD!

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The submersible U 25, Type IA during operations in Spanish waters..............................
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Re: German U Boats Type IA.

Post by tigre » Tue Dec 09, 2014 4:07 am

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The U Boats Type IA of the U Flotille "Saltzwedel".

Operations during the Spanish Civil War.

On July 14, 1937 the U 25 (Korv Kpt Eberhardt Godt; IWO Oblt. z. S. Fritz Frauenheim) sailed from Kiel to carry out her second navigation towards the Spanish coast and also sailed from Wilhelmshaven the U 26 (Krv Kp Werner Hartmann; IWO Oblt z. S. Günther Prien) to carry out her first and only patrol to Spanish waters. Both submersibles performed maritime surveillance tasks on the occasion of the civil war in Spain. This navigation ended on August 29, 1937 when both submersibles returned to Wilhelmshaven.

The U 26 conducted patrolling off the Spanish coast between Pesajas and Cape Finisterre and only occasionally a column of smoke was visible on the horizon. On one occasion off Bilbao the German submersible had a close encounter with two national vessels, the Cruiser "Admiral Cervera" and Destroyer "Belastro" both warships recognized the U 26 about a mile and a half and changed their course.

U Boat Commander. Günther Prien

Sources: KTB U-Bootwaffe. 1923 - 1938. Das Kriegstagebuch der U-Bootwaffe von Roland Berr. http://ktb.ubootwaffe.net/
Fotoalbum 175 Bilder U-Boot U33 U40 TOP !!! Artikelnummer: 390048918974.
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Enemy at the Cross-hair. Werner Hartmann.

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Werner Hartmann and Günther Prien .....................................
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Performing exercises at sea........................................
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Re: German U Boats Type IA.

Post by tigre » Tue Dec 09, 2014 6:16 am

Hello to all :D;
The U 26 conducted patrolling off the Spanish coast between Pesajas and Cape Finisterre
Pasajes (Guipúzcoa)
Destroyer "Belastro"
Destroyer "Velasco". Cheers. Raúl M 8).

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Re: German U Boats Type IA.

Post by tigre » Fri Dec 19, 2014 11:14 am

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The U Boats Type IA of the U Flotille "Saltzwedel".

Operations during the Spanish Civil War.

On January 3, 1938 kplt. Werner v. Schmidt took over command of the U 25 and on April 28, 1938 the submersible sailed with her new commander from Wilhelmshaven to her third patrol towars Spanish waters; the U 25 returned to the same German port on June 08, 1938. The IWO was Oblt. z. S. Kurt von Gossler (sunk with U 49 as kaleun).

The U 25 sailed again from Wilhelmshaven for the fourth patrol in Spanish waters on 05/06 September 1938 (it depends on the source) under the command of kplt. Werner v. Schmidt and returned on October 22, 1938. This was the last cruise of this type for this submersible and the IWO was kplt. Otto Schuhart (famous as commander of U 29), who took over command of U 25 on December 10 of that year.

Sources: KTB U-Bootwaffe. 1923 - 1938. Das Kriegstagebuch der U-Bootwaffe von Roland Berr. http://ktb.ubootwaffe.net/
Fotoalbum 175 Bilder U-Boot U33 U40 TOP !!! Artikelnummer: 390048918974.
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Enemy at the Cross-hair. Werner Hartmann.

Cheers. Raúl M 8).

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U-boat (Type IA) refueling about 1938, U 25 in a Spainish port?...........................
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Re: German U Boats Type IA.

Post by tigre » Thu Dec 25, 2014 2:42 pm

Hello to all ; more dealing with the SCW...................

The U Boats Type IA of the U Flotille "Saltzwedel".

Operations during the Spanish Civil War.

War Commands in the peace

Meanwhile on June 15, 1937 a new incident had caught the minds in Germany: front of the Algerian coast, 25 miles north of Oran, the German light cruiser Leipzig was attacked by four torpedoes, but all missed the target.

Rear Admiral Fischel, at the time the local naval commander, prepared a new secret submarine action.

Before crossing the Strait of Gibraltar, the U 28, U 33 and U 34 painted over the numbers and neutrality characters. regarding the large type IA U 25, there is a photo, where she is supplied offshore Costa del Sol from a Heinkel aboard the cruiser Leipzig in front of Alicante.

Sources: http://www.zeit.de/1991/49/piraten-vor-malaga/seite-8.

Any idea about that picture. Has anyone ever seen that picture? Cheers. Raúl M 8).

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Re: German U Boats Type IA.

Post by tigre » Tue Dec 30, 2014 3:46 pm

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The U Boats Type IA of the U Flotille "Saltzwedel".

On October 1, 1938 the Fregattenkapitän Oskar Schornburg took over command of U 26 (IWO Oblt. z. S. Helmut Rosenbaum; IIWO Lt. z. S. Friedrich von Hippel). The Oblt. z. S. Günter Prien (IWO until the month of September 1938) left the submersible in order to take over command of his own ship, the later famous U 47 (Type VIIB).

Sources: Feldpostkarte: Kriegsmarine U-Boat U-26 (sunk 1940) Running on Ocean Surface!!!.

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U 26 (sunk 1940) Running on the Ocean Surface..................................
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Re: German U Boats Type IA.

Post by tigre » Tue Jan 06, 2015 5:45 am

Hello to all :D; a peculiarity in this type of submersible ............................

The U Boats Type IA of the U Flotille "Saltzwedel".

Scheme in the scuppers for free circulation of water in the bow in the Type IA (U 26).

Obviously the same happened with the U 25, the first boat of this type.

Sources: Original WWII German U-boat -Kriegsmarine PHOTO POSTCARD!
1937 Yearbook Navy WW2 Kriegsmarine U-Boat Schnellboot Notice Grille Scharnhorst. eBay Auction.

Does anyone have precise date of this change? TIA. Cheers. Raul M 8).
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Later, from July 1937 onwards, take a look at the photos of her patrol during the Spanish Civil War, had a new scheme in diagonal.....................
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Re: German U Boats Type IA.

Post by tigre » Sun Jan 11, 2015 5:06 am

Hello to all ; more follows...................

The U Boats Type IA of the U Flotille "Saltzwedel".

Already during the first months of 1939, both submersible type IA received new commanders, on April 4, 1939 assumed command of U 25 Kplt. Georg-Heinz Michel, who held that role until September 4, 1939; Michel replaced Kplt Otto Schuhart. As for the U 26 Fregattenkapitän Oskar Schornburg left the submersible in August 1939 and assumed in his place Kplt. Klaus Ewerth (the exact date is not specified).

Sources: KTB U-Bootwaffe. 1923 - 1938. Das Kriegstagebuch der U-Bootwaffe von Roland Berr. http://ktb.ubootwaffe.net/

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Kplt Otto Schuhart, left the command of U 25 in April 1939, to take command of U 29 which would become famous later...............
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Re: German U Boats Type IA.

Post by tigre » Sat Jan 17, 2015 8:20 am

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The U Boats Type IA of the U Flotille "Saltzwedel".

In war operations. Deployment!

In a report prior to the war, dating from August 21, 1939 the BdU's War Log specified that a total of 35 submarines were in service and ready to operate, detailing that until August 30, eight other would be available including the U 26 (from noon on August 26). However on August 22 the BdU's War Log mentions that the U 26 will begin working with her new commander (kplt. Klaus Ewerth) from August 23.

On August 25 the OKM via telephone instructed to use the U 26 (together with U 53) in order to lay mines TMB against ports of embarkation of British troops. Provisional orders were issued thereon. The subject was discussed on August 26 and it was decided that only the U 26 would be used for mine laying operations. To do so, after being repaired a leak in one of the tanks and being fitted out, the submersible would sail according to Atlantic Operations Order No. 4 with the task of: laying mines off the Spithead Roads, the Needles, Portland, Plymouth or in the Bristol Channel. The place of laying would be decided later.

Sources: KTB U-Bootwaffe. 1923 - 1938. Das Kriegstagebuch der U-Bootwaffe von Roland Berr. http://ktb.ubootwaffe.net/
http://www.uboatarchive.net/BDU/BDUKTB30247.htm

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