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Type II-C German U-Boat

The Type II-C was a slightly improved version of the Type II-B with increased bunkers and radius plus slightly more powerful electric motors.  Only a handful were built; U-56 through U-63 and were used mainly for training.  The Type II-C carried six torpedoes or eight mines.

Displacement:    291/341 tonsLength:                  144′ 0″Beam:                    13′ 9″Draft:                   12′ 6″
Power (diesel):       700hpPower (electric):     410hpSpeed (diesel):     12 knotsSpeed (electric):  7 knots
Bunkers:   23 tons diesel fuelRange (diesel):  1,900 miles @ 12 knotsRange (electric):   43 miles @ 4 knotsCrew:   25 men
Deck gun:   NoneAA guns:    single 20mm  *Tubes (fwd):  threeTubes (aft):   None

           *  NOTE – AA armament was increased to four (2 x 2) 20mm when operationally deployed.


Deepest thanks to our friends at the U-Bootskameradschaft Kiel for allowing us to bring their sacred book containing the names of all 28,863 U-Bootfahrer who were lost in action during World War II here to the USA where we carefully copied all the names of the fallen and list them here on our site.  Ours is the only website in the world that lists all these names.

Many thanks to our good friend and Sharkhunters Member since 1987 GEORG HÖGEL (240-LIFE-1987)for all the conning tower emblems used in our monthly KTB Magazine and also here on the pages of our website. GEORG was Funkmaat (radioman) aboard U-30, the first boat into combat, the first to sink a ship (the liner ATHENIA) and the first into an occupied French port.  When that Skipper (Lemp) took command of U-110, GEORG was one of the former crew to transfer to the new boat under Lemp.  After the war, he was Professor of Art at a major German university.