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please help to Id these sub

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posted on Apr, 28 2008 @ 11:13 AM
surely a sub of ww2 but don't know the type

posted on Apr, 28 2008 @ 05:46 PM
Those are two different submarines.

The Diagram on the top is certianly unique, with a unique prow shape, as well as a very unique stern, unlike the style of any WW2 sub. The stern is completely different to the U-boat style, the UK, and any other at that. Perhaps it's a WWI submarine, due to the lack of an advanced hydrodynamic shape?

As for the bottom picture, it's a US "Gato" class submarine.

posted on Apr, 29 2008 @ 06:26 AM
reply to post by emile

If you look at the file names of the pictures the first is called U-9 and the second says U-boat training Blatic 1917.

Having looked at the first picture does appear to be U-9 which was built in 1910, but relgated to training duties by 1916.

Looking at the second picture the gun emplacement at the front leads me to guess it may be U-17 (see u-17)

It is not a Gato as it is too small and missing a second gun emplacement.

[edit on 29-4-2008 by Popeye]

[edit on 29-4-2008 by Popeye]

posted on Apr, 29 2008 @ 08:42 AM
reply to post by Popeye

except that

is using the exact same picture as the OP , so i would have to say its the U-1

posted on Apr, 29 2008 @ 08:55 AM
The nationality of the vessel in the second picture is certainly US - otherwise considering the quality of the photograph (WW2, like the OP said) if it wasn't an Allied vessel the turret would probably be pointed at the camera.

The top picture looks like something they would have above a muster list in case of emergencies, except obviously it isn't labelled with all the deck levels, bulkheads, first-aid kits, fire-fighting equipment, lifejackets, submersion suits etc etc etc that you'd find on a modern vessel's requirement for ship information.

It's probably just a diagram that was circulated throughout submarine vessels and it isn't labelled because this particular diagram was kept back in order to know the layout of the ship structure in case one of them sank and they needed to do some salvage work.

As for the ship type, it might be worth it if the OP would explain where the picture came from...


*checks out harlequins link*

So the craft is of german origin?

[edit on 29-4-2008 by Anti-Tyrant]

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