U 1105 was a German U-boat of the Kriegsmarine in World War two. The U-boat was from the Type VII-C/41 and his commander was the lieutenant to the sea "Hans-Joachim Schwarz". The commissioning was on the 3rd of June 1944 and had a length of 67m, a width of 6m and a height of 9m. Maximum speed over water: 17 knots (32.8 km/h; 20.4 mph) and maximum speed under water: 7 knots (14.1 km/h; 8.7 mph). It had a armament of 5×533mm torpedo tubes (four bow, one stern), of 1×88mm deck gun, of 1×37mm Flak M42 AA gun and of 2xtwin 20mm C/30 AA guns. U 1105 had one operation and torpedoed one ship. ==================================
After his commissioning, the U-boat began with the training in the Baltic Sea. Then it started his first and only patrol. U 1105 was equipped with a special rubber coating (codenamed Alberich, after the German mythological character who had the ability to become invisible), that made it difficult to detect with British ASDIC (sonar). During his patrol, the U-boat torpedoed the British destroyer "HMS Redmill" of the 21st Escort Group. On the 10th of May 1945, the crew surrendered and U 1105 was transferred to the Royal Navy. It was commissioned on the 29th of June 1945 and was renamed in N-16 (nickname: "Black Panther"). Then, the U-boat was transferred to the Untied States Navy in 1946. The Americans studied the unique synthetic rubber skin and U 1105 was scuttled on the 19th of September 1949. #History#history#Geschichte#geschichte#Kriegsmarine#WW2#WorldWar2#worldwar2#WorldWar2History#worldwar2history#2.Weltkrieg #2.weltkrieg #U-boat #u-boat #GermanU-boat #germanu-boat #Submarine#submarine#GermanSubmarine#germansubmarine#WorldofU-boats #worldofu-boats #WorldofSubmarines#worldofsubmarines#WeltderU-Boote #secretsofhistory#GeheimnissederGeschichte#History_of_warships#sinking#untergang
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U 1224 was a German U-boat of the Kriegsmarine in World War two. The U-boat was from the Type IXC/40 and his commander was the captain lieutenant "Georg Preuss". The commissioning was on the 20th of October 1943 and had a length of 76m, a width of 6m and a height of 9m. The maximum speed over water: 18.3 knots (33.9 km/h; 21.1 mph) and maximum speed under water: 7.3 knots (13.5 km/h; 8.4 mph). It had a armament of 6×533mm torpedo tubes (4 bow, 2 stern), of 1×105mm SK C/32 deck gun, of 1×37mm Flak M42 AA gun and of 2xtwin 20mm C/30 AA guns. U 1224 had no operation and torpedoed no ship.
After his commissioning, the U-boat joined the 31st U-boat Flotilla and began with the training. Then it was decommissioned on the 15th of February 1944, to used it as a training ship for a Japanese crew. A small crew of Kriegsmarine sailors trained the 48 Japanese sailors at Baltic Sea and after the training, U 1228 was transferred to Japanese with precious metals, uncut optical glass, models and blueprints necessary to construct a Type IX U-boat. Also, the U-boat transported motors and blueprints for the Messerschmitt Me-163 "Komet” rocket fighter airplane. With this plans, the Kriegsmarine wanted help the Japanese Navy. On the 13th of May 1945, it was sunk by depth charges from the US destroyer "USS Francis M. Robinson". All 52 crew members died (the 48 crew who had trained on him, plus the Captain, an Engineer, a German pilot, and a German radar operator). #History#history#Geschichte#geschichte#Kriegsmarine#WW2#WorldWar2#worldwar2#WorldWar2History#worldwar2history#2.Weltkrieg #2.weltkrieg #U-boat #u-boat #GermanU-boat #germanu-boat #Submarine#submarine#GermanSubmarine#germansubmarine#WorldofU-boats #worldofu-boats #WorldofSubmarines#worldofsubmarines#WeltderU-Boote #secretsofhistory#GeheimnissederGeschichte#History_of_warships#sinking#untergang
"🇵🇱 ORP General Haller" •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Bottom photo - June 1938, (likely Gdynia, Poland) Gunboat ORP General Haller and three Lublin R-VIII seaplanes. Photo owner - @polishnavyincolour -------------------------------------------- ORP General Haller was a Filin-class guard ship originally built for the Imperial Russian Navy. General Haller was built at Ab Crichton in Turku, Finland, for the Imperial Russian Navy. She was bought by the Polish Navy in 1921 and subsequently served as a school ship and minelayer. In Poland she was classified as kanonierka (gunboat). When the Second World War broke out on September 1st 1939, ORP General Haller was under the command of Stanisław Mieszkowski. The ship was patrolling the port of Gdynia, where she was damaged by German air attacks. On September 2nd 1939, the ship was sent to the naval port at Hel. There she was turned into a floating battery, until on September 3rd 1939, after major bomb damage, all her guns were removed and added to Polish defense structures on land. She was left floating until she was sunk on September 6th 1939. -------------------------------------------- The Filin-class guard ships were a class of ships originally built in Finland as patrol vessels for the Imperial Russian Navy. After the end of the Great War and the withdrawal of Russia from the area, the ships went to other use. Four ships were constructed, two of them were sold to Polish Navy where they served as ORP General Haller and ORP Komendant Piłsudski and the other two were commissioned into the Finnish Navy as Turunmaa and Karjala. They were initially classified as 'patrol cruisers' though the name did not describe them well. The ships had good accommodation for a their size but they hardly resembled a warship. Foreign observers' comments on the ships of the class in Finnish service was that they were 'graceful tugs'. The ships were only suitable for coastal patrolling as they were not particularly seaworthy and their structural strength and power were limited. Also the structure of the ships did not allow guns larger than 75 mm to be installed.
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