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U-Boats of Nazi Germany

The Nazi's had many weapons in thier arsonal, but by far one of the most dangerous was the U-Boat. Silent and hidden the U-Boat crept up on it's victims and fired! Many types were used on both sides, but here we will focus on the Nazi U-Boats. There was the Long Range IXB, which was the most victorious; An Atlantic Boat, the VIIA; A minelayer, the VIID; and the XXI, elektro boat.
IXB VIIA VIID XXI

IXB Long Range U-Boat

Technical information

Tons 1051 (sf) 1178 (sm) 1430 (total)

Length: (m) 76,50 oa 58,75 ph

Beam: (m) 6,76 oa 4,40 ph

Draught: 4,70 m

Height: 9,60 m

Power: 4400 (sf) 1000 (sm)

Speed: (knots) 18,2 (sf) 7,3 (sm)

Range:(miles / knots) 12000/10 (sf) 64/4 (sm)

Torpedoes: 22 4/2 (bow / stern tubes)

Mines: 44 TMA

Deck gun:105/45 110 rounds

Crew: 48-56 men

Max depth: ca. 230 m (755 feet)


VIIA

Technical information
Displacement: (tons) 626 (sf) 745 (sm)

Length: (m) 64,51 oa 45,50 ph

Beam: (m) 5,85 oa 4,70 ph

Draught: 4,37 m

Height:9,50 m

Power: (hp) 2310 (sf) 750 (sm)

Speed: (knots) 17 (sf) 8,0 (sm)

Range: (miles / knots) 6200/10 (sf) 94/4 (sm)

Torpedoes: 11 4/1 (bow / stern tubes)

Mines: 22 TMA

Deck gun: 88/45 220 rounds

Crew: 42-46 men

Max depth: ca. 220 m (722 feet)


VIID

Technical information
Displacement: (tons) 965 (sf) 1080 (sm) 1285 (total)

Length: (m) 76,90 oa 59,80 ph

Beam: (m) 6,38 oa 4,70 ph

Draught: 5,01 m

Height: 9,70 m

Power: (hp) 3200 (sf) 750 (sm)

Speed: (knots) 16,7 (sf) 7,3 (sm)

Range: (miles / knots) 11200/10 (sf) 69/4 (sm)

Torpedoes: 14 4/1 (bow / stern tubes)

Mines:15 SMA

Deck gun: 88/45 220 rounds

Crew: 46-52 men

Max depth: ca. 200 m (656 feet)


XXI

Technical information

Displacement: (tons) 1621 (sf) 1819 (sm) 2100 (total)

Length: (m) 76,70 oa

Beam: (m) 8,00 oa 5,30 ph

Draught:6,32 m

Height: 11,30 m

Power: (hp) 4000 (sf) 4400 (sm)

Speed: (knots) 15,6 (sf) 17,2 (sm)

Range: (miles / knots) 15500/10 (sf) 340/5 (sm)

Torpedoes: 23 6/0 (bow / stern tubes)

Mines: 12 TMC

Deck gun: No deck gun

Crew: 57-60 men

Max depth: ca. 280 m (919 feet)

sm = submerged, sf = surfaced, ph = pressure hull, oa = overall, hp = horsepower.

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