Type VII-C41/2 German U-Boat

The Type VII-C41/2 was improved over the Type VII-C primarily with the use of stronger pressure hull for deeper diving. There were many Type VII-C41/2 boats built. They were U-1101 through U-1220 and U-1271 through U-1330.

Displacement:    769/871 tonsLength:                  220′ 3″Beam:                    20′ 3″Draft:                   15′ 9″
Power (diesel):    2,800 hpPower (electric):    750 hpSpeed (diesel):     17 knotsSpeed (electric):  7 knots
Bunkers:   114 tons diesel fuelRange (diesel):  6,500 miles @ 12 knotsRange (electric):   80 miles @ 4 knotsCrew:   44 men *
Deck gun:   noneAA guns:    two single 20mm  **Tubes (fwd):  fourTubes (aft):   one

The Type VII-C boat carried fourteen torpedoes or thirty-nine mines
 *  Crew complement varied up to perhaps 60 depending on the mission.
 **  AA capacity was increased in varying degrees from boat to boat.

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