Type II-D German U-Boat

The Type II-D was improved again over the Type II-C – the main improvement was the addition of saddle tanks.  This increased the bunkers and radius a bit more.  A small number were built; U-137 through U-152 and after coastal patrols were used then for training.  The Type II-D carried six torpedoes or eight mines.

Displacement:    314/364 tonsLength:                  144′ 3″Beam:                    16′ 0″Draft:                   12′ 9″
Power (diesel):       700hpPower (electric):     410hpSpeed (diesel):     12.75 knotsSpeed (electric):  7.25 knots
Bunkers:   38 tons diesel fuelRange (diesel):  3,500 miles @ 12 knotsRange (electric):   56 miles @ 4 knotsCrew:   25 men
Deck gun:   NoneAA guns:    single 20mm  *Tubes (fwd):  threeTubes (aft):   None

Acknowledgements

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.

GEORG HÖGEL