Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Check Out These Amazing Photographs of a 1918 German U-Boat....

German Submarine, UB-110. Photo of Control room looking aft, starboard side

This image shows manhole to periscope wall, valve wheels for flooding and blowing. Hanwheels for periscope gear, air pressure gauges. The UB-110 sunk after attacking a merchant shipping convoy near Hartlepool in July 1918. It was then salvaged and transferred to Swan Hunter Wigham Richardson Ltd. Dry Docks (Wallsend), with an order to restore her to fighting state. The order cancelled following Armistice and she was scrapped thereafter.
Taken from the Swan Hunter and Wigham Richardson Ltd. Shipbuilders Collection
Date: November 1918

German Submarine, UB-110. Photograph Looking forward, showing four torpedo tubes

The UB-110 sunk after attacking a merchant shipping convoy near Hartlepool in July 1918. It was then salvaged and transferred to Swan Hunter Wigham Richardson Ltd. Dry Docks (Wallsend), with an order to restore her to fighting state. The order cancelled following Armistice and she was scrapped thereafter.
Date: November 1918


NOW GO SCROLL THROUGH A BUNCH OF OLD PICTURES HERE

2 comments:

  1. If you ever find yourself in Chicago, go to the Museum of Science & Industry. The museum is home to a ww2 vintage uboat that was captured at sea a couple days before D-Day. The boat is a type-IX, the long-range patrol. Details about the boat can be found at the museum's website or go to uboat.net and search for the U-505.

    - Brad

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