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U 995 Type VIIC/41 Walk-Around, Laboe

"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 Jan Klarbęk (MrMox)
FROM: AARHUS, DENMARK

I want more hours in my day ....