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    PICTURES! U-995, Laboe Germany

    I took a trip last weekend to Kiel and Laboe in northern Germany. Over the years I have been very interested in the history of German U-Boats in World War II, and part of my reason for taking this trip was to see the last remaining Type VII U-Boat in the world. During the war there were over 600 commissioned, and this is the last one. The U-555 in Chicago is a Type IX boat, a long range boat. The Type VII was the workhorse of the German U-Boat fleet. Around 50 people lived in one of these boats, which you can't appreciate until you've actually been in one. So tiny. Anyways, I took over 200 pictures, and narrowed myself down to the 30 best, most descriptive ones. I have further narrowed the selection to post here. At the end, I will put the link to the album of the 30. If anybody wants to see all 200, just PM me. If there is demand, I'll upload the whole thing.

    The U-995


    Bow Torpedo Room


    Observation Periscope


    Dive plane controls and gauges, Tiefenmesser, more gauges.


    Observation Periscope


    Flood Controls


    Petty Officer's Bunks - 8 beds, the officers slept in shifts, so 2-3 per bed


    Potty 1 of 2, this for 50 people mind you. The other one was usually stuffed with provisions. And oh yeah, I'm looking through the window in the door....


    The Kitchen, for 50 people


    Diesels


    Stern Torpedo Room and E-Motors



    Album Link:
    http://s299.photobucket.com/albums/m.../U995/?start=0
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    That's some cool stuff. Hard to believe that small range could cook for 50!

    Thanks for posting these photos!

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    very interesting. thanks!
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    very very nice! Makes me think I should reinstall Silent hunter 3 or Sh4 + uboat missions expansion pack.

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    I've been in one of those in Bremerhaven. Very cool, and very cramped.
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    Wow that's really neat! It looks very confusing!
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