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German Submarines

Pictures of submarines of the German Kriegsmarine of 1935 to 1945 on display. U 505 is in Chicago, U 995 is located in Laboe near Kiel and U 2540 in Bremerhaven. More information about these and another boat in the article German Submarines.

2010 April 7 15 / 2014 March 11

Bremerhaven (161) Chicago (155) Germany (318) Illinois (155) Laboe (157) Museum of Science and Industry (155) Rabea (1) Type IX (155) Type VII (157) Type XXI (161) U 2540 (161) U 505 (155) U 995 (157)

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At the entrance of U 995 is an overview map that describes the individual sections of the submarine.
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The tour through U 995 begins in the aft torpedo room which houses one torpedo tube.
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Aft Torpedo Room (Stern Room)

Aft torpedo tube and (right) an ejector piston, which pushed the torpedo out the tube using pressurized air. A reserve torpedo was stored below the floor boards.
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Rudder angle indicator.
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The controls for the electric drive.
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Engine order telegraph.
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E-machine room and E-controls

The two battery-fed electric engines with 375 hp each brought the submerged boat to a maximum of 7.6 kn. At only 2 kn the boat could go for a maximum of 130 nm, at 4 kn only 80 nm.
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Voltage and ampere meters in the electric engine room.
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Panel for the electric drive.
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Engine order telegraph.
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Rate of speed U-boats type VIIc.
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Equipment inside the electric engine room.
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Cable harness in the electric engine room.
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Looking into the aft torpedo tube.
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On the left side is the aft torpedo tube.
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Display for the torpedo data computer.
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