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U 995 Type VIIC/41 Walk-Around, Laboe

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"MSW Crew-mate Jan Klarbęk [ MRMOX ] sends us a companion walk-around feature to his Laboe Naval Memorial feature currently running at MSW, of the U 995, the only surviving Type VII submarine in the world!"



Jan Klarbęk (Mr.Mox) took a recent trip to the Laboe Naval Memorial, Laboe, in vicinity of Kiel in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, and reported his trip in a companion feature at MSW that can be seen here!

He also put forth an effort to produce a walk-around reference gallery for us at MSW, of the U 995 VIIC German submarine onsite of the memorial, and has given us the opportunity to share this feature with all of you!



the vessel...
The type VIIC/41 was a slightly modified version of the successful VIIC, and had the same armament and engines. The difference between the two sub's was a stronger pressure hull, giving them a deeper test depth, and lighter machinery to compensate for the added steel in the hull, making them actually slightly lighter than the VIIC. A total of 91 were built; all of them from U-1271 onwards lacked the fittings to handle mines.

General characteristics
Displacement: Surfaced 769 tons, submerged 871 tons
Length: Overall 67.1 m, pressure hull 50.5 m
Beam: Overall 6.2 m, pressure hull 4.7 m
Draft: 4.74 m
Propulsion: Surfaced: 2 supercharged Germaniawerft, 6 cylinder, 4-stroke M6V 40/46 diesels totalling 2,800 - 3,200bhp(2,400 kW). Max rpm: 470-490.

Submerged:
Speed: Surfaced 17.7 knot (33 km/h), submerged 7.6 knot
Range: Surfaced 15170 km (8200 miles) at 10 knots (19 km/h), submerged 150 km (80 miles) at 4 knots (7 km/h)
Test depth: 230 m (754 ft). Calculated crush depth: 250-295 m (820-967 ft)
Complement: 44-52 officers & ratings
Armament: 5 53.3cm Torpedo tubes: 4 bow, 1 stern (14 torpedoes or 26 TMA or 39 TMB mines))
1 C35 88mm gun/L45 deck gun with 220 rounds
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About the Author

About Jan Klarbęk (MrMox)
FROM: AARHUS, DENMARK

I want more hours in my day ....


Comments

OK, Jan, you got my snail addy...
AUG 03, 2008 - 11:53 PM
Thanks Rui, That was a pretty cool 360 degree picture series.
AUG 04, 2008 - 01:19 AM
Yes I know! The main issue in convincing the Mrs is... Germany! The submarine issue is easy (we did tour the Navy Museums in Venice - Italy, Rio de Janeiro - Brazil and USS Pampanito and USS Jeremiah O'Brian in SF, Intrepid Museum (still with the DD USS Edson - a Forrest Sherman Class) NYC - USA with no stress and some admiration on the size of the ships: "So small" or "So big") It's more a location issue, not the theme Rui
AUG 04, 2008 - 01:54 AM
In 1992 I was in Chicago and went to the Mueseum of Technology where they had a U-boot there you could go into. Is this the same one or is that another one. Also, if you notice, this one lacks the 88mm deck gun. Years ago when serving in Germany in the late 70's I was invited over to a Stammtisch in a Gasthaus where I got to meet 3 surviving U-booters. I felt very priveledged. I also met scads of tankers when we were out on a reforger aroud the same time
AUG 04, 2008 - 06:11 AM
Hey Steve In Chicago it's the U-505, a Typ IX-C and yes it's on my Wish List Rui
AUG 04, 2008 - 06:27 AM
Late VII“s where not outfitted with the deckgun, the opportunities to use it was lost in “42 ,when the hunters became the hunted ....
AUG 04, 2008 - 08:56 AM
Nice photos Jan. Thanks for taking them.
AUG 04, 2008 - 09:27 AM
Thanks very much Jan!
AUG 04, 2008 - 10:41 AM
Rui, tell your wife its nice in Denmark, Kiel is only about a hours drive south of the border - just fitting for a oneday excursion from touring Denmark
AUG 04, 2008 - 08:03 PM
What's nice about the photos is that they seem to have been planned and taken with the intention of showing the good bits we all want to see as reference! Well doneJan (and Mark).
AUG 08, 2008 - 07:12 PM