Coming home safely!

German Kriegsmarine 1935-1945.
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Coming home safely!

Post by tigre » Sat Mar 11, 2017 6:52 am

Hello to all :D; a little to share...................................

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

Cheers. Raul M 8).
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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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