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Operations of U Boats Type II at the beginning of the WWII.
From the beginning to the end of 1940.
Given its low speed, autonomy and little armament, the 250 ton submersible were not suitables for war against the maritime traffic nor taking prizes. Therefore these ships had as its primary mission the mine-laying of the east coast of England. Each of them could carry in each of its torpedos tube three ground mines TMB (2.3 meters long, 533 mm caliber, weight 750 kg, including 550 kg of explosives and magnetic activation), ie each submersible type II could carry a maximum of 9 TMB mines.
Since the beginning of the conflict until February 9, 1940, the U boats Type II sank 27 merchant ships with mines, totaling 74,497 Tons; they also damaged the cruiser HMS Belfast and several merchant. The boats that carried out the campaign were: U 9, U 13 (x2), U 15 (x2), U 16 (x2), U 17, U 19 (x2), U 20, U 21 , U 22, U 23, U 24, U 56, U 57, U 58, U 59, U 60 and U 61.
(X2) two missions.
Campaign on the south coast of Norway.
In the period between September 15 and October 4, 1939 the U 3, U 4, U 7 and U 16 carried out a campaign against mrítimo traffic according to the rules of dam on the south coast of Norway, sinking eight merchant ships with a total of 15,383 tons.
Sources: Vom Original Zum Modell – Uboottyp II.
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