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#4504432 - 01/21/20 02:54 PM Type VII submarine walkthrough  
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This is a nice video of a walkthrough of the Type VIIc submarine U995, which is now a museum at Laboe outside Kiel in Germany. Incidentally, this boat served in the Royal Norwegian Navy after WWII, and was gifted to Germany after decommissioning.

Silent Hunter players should feel right at home smile

Imagine serving on these. 75% of the German submarine crews were lost!



In all my years I've never seen the like. It has to be more than a hundred sea miles and he brings us up on his tail. That's seamanship, Mr. Pullings. My God, that's seamanship!
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#4504434 - 01/21/20 03:03 PM Re: Type VII submarine walkthrough [Re: semmern]  
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Great video. I myself would barely fit inside one of those enlisted bunk beds!


And to think that military submarines started here,


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#4504439 - 01/21/20 03:53 PM Re: Type VII submarine walkthrough [Re: semmern]  
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Some definite similarities between WW2 U.S. Navy subs, of which I've been in a few, and the German ones. Thanks for this!

#4504440 - 01/21/20 03:55 PM Re: Type VII submarine walkthrough [Re: Mr_Blastman]  
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Originally Posted by Mr_Blastman
Some definite similarities between WW2 U.S. Navy subs, of which I've been in a few, and the German ones. Thanks for this!



Just compare the US Gato class sub with a German Type VII. They are almost identical in appearance.


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#4504443 - 01/21/20 04:47 PM Re: Type VII submarine walkthrough [Re: semmern]  
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I have done the tour of HMS Alliance in at the RN Submarine Museum in Gosport. She seemed a wee bit larger inside but this may make sense as she was laid down near the very end of the war


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#4504445 - 01/21/20 05:02 PM Re: Type VII submarine walkthrough [Re: No105_Archie]  
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Originally Posted by No105_Archie
I have done the tour of HMS Alliance in at the RN Submarine Museum in Gosport. She seemed a wee bit larger inside but this may make sense as she was laid down near the very end of the war


The German Type IX was significantly larger but it didn't show up until 1943 so the HMS Alliance is probably a close equivalent to that one in size.


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#4504449 - 01/21/20 05:29 PM Re: Type VII submarine walkthrough [Re: semmern]  
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Noticed the recording of 'Tipperary" a homage to 'Das Boot'! I was visualising many scenes from that series watching this.
30,248 merchant seamen lost their lives during WW2, so almost parity with the unfortunates of the U-Boot service.


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#4504509 - 01/21/20 11:30 PM Re: Type VII submarine walkthrough [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
Originally Posted by Mr_Blastman
Some definite similarities between WW2 U.S. Navy subs, of which I've been in a few, and the German ones. Thanks for this!



Just compare the US Gato class sub with a German Type VII. They are almost identical in appearance.



Except the Gato is 3 times bigger (in displacement) wink


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#4504518 - 01/22/20 12:34 AM Re: Type VII submarine walkthrough [Re: semmern]  
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No tour of a WW2 sub but did have a tour of USN attack sub with 3 friends while we were slightly into intoxicated back in '79.while in New London/Groton. Was impressed with the feeling of space. Was surprised we got on the base as the sailors of colour who got us on the base said us 'white' were relatives.


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