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JU88
02-20-2006, 01:12 PM
Anyone have any pics and info of other nations WW2 Submarines? Post 'em here! I epescially would like to see some pics of Russian Dutch or japanese Subs....

I'll start with British Submarine types...

S Class (66 built)

Displacement: 640 / 927 BRT
Length: 202.5 feet
Complement: 4 officers + 29 men men
Armament: 1 3" gun, 1 MG AA, 6 21" torpedo tubes, 12 torpedoes
Max speed: 13.75 / 10 knots (surfaced/submerged)
Engines: Diesel / electric, 2 shafts
Power: 1550 / 1300 HP (surfaced/submerged)
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y254/junkers88/Sclass.jpg

T Class (58 Built)

Displacement: 1090 / 1575 BRT
Length: 275 feet
Complement: 59 men
Armament: 1 4" gun, 3 MG AA, 10 21" torpedo tubes (6 bow, 2 bow external, 2 amidships external firing forward), 16 torpedoes
Max speed: 15.25 / 9 knots (surfaced/submerged)
Engines: Diesel / Electric, 2 shafts
Power: 2500 / 1450 HP (surfaced/submerged)
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y254/junkers88/Tclass1.jpg
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y254/junkers88/Tclass2.jpg
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y254/junkers88/tdrwng.gif

U & V class (74 built €" 44 x U & 34 x V combined)

Displacement: 545 / 740 BRT
Length: 206 feet
Complement: 37 men
Armament: 1 3" gun, 3 .303" machine guns AA
4 21" torpedo tubes (bow), 8 torpedoes
Max speed: 13 / 9 knots (surfaced/submerged)
Engines: Diesels / electric, 2 shafts
Power: 800 / 825 HP (surfaced/submerged)
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y254/junkers88/Vclass.jpg
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y254/junkers88/Uclass.jpg
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y254/junkers88/uclass.gif

O Class (9 built)

Type
Submarine
Displacement: 1475 / 2030 BRT
Length: 283.5 feet
Complement: 6 officers + 47 men
Armament: 1 4" gun, 2 MG AA, 8 21" torpedo tubes (6 bow, 2 stern)
Max speed: 17.5 / 9 knots (surfaced/submerged)
Engines: Diesel / electric, 2 shafts
Power: 4400 / 1350 HP (surfaced/submerged)
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y254/junkers88/Oclass.jpg

P Class (5 Built)

Displacement: 1475 / 2040 BRT
Length: 290 feet
Complement: 6 officers + 47 men
Armament: 1 4" gun, 2 MG AA, 8 21" torpedo tubes (6 bow, 2 stern)
Max speed: 17.5 / 9 knots (surfaced/submerged)
Engines: Diesel / Electric, 2 shafts
Power: 4400 / 1320 HP (surfaced/submerged)
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y254/junkers88/Pclass.jpg

A class (46 built)

Displacement:1385 / 1620 BRT
Length: 281.75 feet
Complement: 6 officers and 55 men
Armament: 1 4" gun, 1 20mm AA, 3 .303" machine guns AA, 10 21" torpedo tubes (4 bow, 2 bow external, 2 stern, 2 stern external)
20 torpedoes
Max speed: 18.5 / 8 knots (surfaced/submerged)
Engines: Diesel / electric, 2 shafts
Power: 4300 / 1250 HP (surfaced/submerged)
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y254/junkers88/Aclass2.jpg
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y254/junkers88/Aclass.jpg

Misc photos of British Subs
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y254/junkers88/Seawolfgunsm.jpg
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y254/junkers88/Unseengun2sm.jpg
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y254/junkers88/unseen10.jpg
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y254/junkers88/xtow.jpg
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y254/junkers88/ThrStoGr.jpg
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y254/junkers88/DOLPHIN4.jpg


78 British Submarines were sunk or lost at sea During WW2.

Hope you enjoyed it, please contribute.... [img]http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Celeon999
02-20-2006, 01:24 PM
Japanese type sen toku

Has a hangar for 3 airplanes and a start catapult http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

http://img305.imageshack.us/img305/6629/sentoku4sf.gif

JU88
02-20-2006, 01:56 PM
Found some pics of Russian subs...

http://uboat.net/allies/warships/photos/sj/ss_ussr_sc-203.jpg
A Scuka class I belive...
http://uboat.net/allies/warships/photos/sj/ss_ussr_sc-308.jpg
http://uboat.net/allies/warships/photos/sj/ss_ussr_sc-324.jpg

http://uboat.net/allies/warships/photos/sj/ss_ussr_sc-311.jpg

Celeon999
02-20-2006, 02:00 PM
Nice hull design at those russian subs.


Has someone copied from the other there ? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-mad.gif

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Goose_Green
02-20-2006, 02:39 PM
The colour photo above, far right, is that a Type VII U-Boat flying the White Ensign?

JU88
02-20-2006, 03:34 PM
Originally posted by Goose_Green:
The colour photo above, far right, is that a Type VII U-Boat flying the White Ensign?

Yep- well spotted, its HMS Graph, formally U-570
Captured by the royal Navy 27 August 1941 in the North Atlantic south of Iceland, in position 62.15N, 18.35W, after being damaged by a British Hudson aircraft (Sqdn. 269/S). She was towed to Thorlaks-hafn, Iceland and salvaged

In the same coloured pic, check out the T class sub on the left, look at the funky aft torpedo tubes (amid ships) weird *** design for the Brits huh?
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Foehammer-1
02-20-2006, 04:20 PM
Lol, ok people. me being Ukrainian, here's the deal. Scuka means "boredom". Schuka (i know, there is no letter for that sound in English or German) means umm.. Pardon my knowledge of english.. Its this big fresh water fish that looks a lot like a barracuda. A top predator in the former USSR rivers. I thought someone might be interested http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

WilhelmSchulz.
02-20-2006, 05:20 PM
Luckely for I just bought a copy of Submarines of the World. Just give me a class name(year would help too) and Ill find it. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Celeon999
02-21-2006, 07:20 AM
Originally posted by WilhelmSchulz.:
Luckely for I just bought a copy of Submarines of the World. Just give me a class name(year would help too) and Ill find it. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Can you photograph or scan some of the pics from your book and post them ? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

WilhelmSchulz.
02-21-2006, 11:27 AM
Originally posted by Celeon999:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by WilhelmSchulz.:
Luckely for I just bought a copy of Submarines of the World. Just give me a class name(year would help too) and Ill find it. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Can you photograph or scan some of the pics from your book and post them ? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>Sorry I have no clue how to. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

But Ill tey to get some pics from online. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/compsmash.gif

Goose_Green
02-21-2006, 03:38 PM
Originally posted by JU88:

In the same coloured pic, check out the T class sub on the left, look at the funky aft torpedo tubes (amid ships) weird *** design for the Brits huh?
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Us Brits do have some strange ways none more so when it comes to weapons design. You can't get more abstract than Barnes Wallis bouncing bomb used against the Ruhr Dams in May 1943! The designer who brought us the the Vickers Wellington bomber that was used to some good success as a U-Boat hunter (thought I would bring the post back to the U-Boat!). Coastal Command Wellington's were armed with the Leigh Light another instance of British resourcefulness - fancy that - a warplane with a dirty great big search light on it http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

BTW - here is a link for some more info on U-570/HMS Graph

http://www.answers.com/topic/hms-graph

Acunnon
02-21-2006, 05:29 PM
flying submarine (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flying_submarine)
The Soviet Union tried to develop a flying submarine during World War II. The design could have operated at 150 knots in the air and 3 knots in the water. Metal plates sealed the engines shut. The design never got off the drawing board.



That is all I can find at the moment of a secret soviet sub/plane, just though others might find it intresting and mabey some one can find some pics drawings plans concepts and such.

Sokole_oko
02-22-2006, 10:03 AM
Time to introduce polish submarines

Firs of all, three french build sub-minelayers, called "Wilk" (Wolf), "Rys" (Lynx) and "Zbik" (something similiar to lynx, but it lives only in Poland)
http://www.op.osw.pl/op/galerie/gal_2rp/rys02.jpg



"Rys" and "Zbik" were interned in Sweden after Semptember 1939, "Wilk" had broken through Denmark to UK and stayed there in active duty till late 1941

Two newest polish pre-war submarines were "Orzel" (Eagle) and "Sep" (Vulture).
http://www.orzel.one.pl/fusion_images/photoalbum/20.jpg

"Orzel", like "Wilk" escaped from Baltic Sea in October 1939 after estonian attempt to intern this sub in Tallin. The best part is that crew was able to stay on 3 weeks long patrol in Baltic Sea and then sail to UK without... maps, confiscated by estonian guardshttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif But in June 1940 luck turned into badluck - "Orzel" vanished somewhere on North Sea. Her twin, "Sep" spent whole war interned in Sweden

During war polish navy obtained "Jastrzab" (Hawk) from US Navy (old S-class), which was sunk on her first patrol by... norwegian corvette. From UK Navy we obtained two U-class subs - "Sokol" (Falcon) and "Dzik" (Boar), which later were know as "terrible twins" on Mediterranean Sea.