Coming home safely!

German Kriegsmarine 1935-1945.
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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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Re: Coming home safely!

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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Re: Coming home safely!

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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