Germany's First Submarine

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Germany's First Submarine

Post by Zachary » 25 Aug 2002 14:58

What was Germany's first true submarine? Was it before the Great War?
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Post by panzermannss » 25 Aug 2002 15:35

dear zach,
I have a huge book on all the sub's in the world problem is that the listed in ABC order and not by date but I'll try to find it for you but I don't think they had any sub's before WWI :wink:

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Post by Rob S. » 25 Aug 2002 15:43

I don't know if that's true. England had a wooden submarine and used it during the American war for independence.

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Post by panzermannss » 25 Aug 2002 16:07

I'll send you the photos of the page. and I only found one that did not have the name of a U-boat and the earlyist is one here to

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Post by Zachary » 25 Aug 2002 19:09

Thanks Tyler!
I've seen that book around, red, thick but small. I want the one on "Armored Fighting Vehicles" or somethign like that.
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Post by Zachary » 25 Aug 2002 19:10

Oh I like the way you named the picture uboutzach1 :wink: :D
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Post by panzermannss » 25 Aug 2002 20:44

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

yep I named it just for you :wink:

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Post by rlh » 03 Sep 2002 01:54

European submarine designs owe a lot to the CSS Hunley - the first submarine to sink a ship in battle. on 16 February 1864, the Hunley attacked and sank the USS Housatonic off Charleston SC. The Hunley exhibited advances from a snorkel to dive planes.

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The Hunley?

Post by David C. Clarke » 03 Sep 2002 02:58

The Hunley didn't have an engine!! Only the rebs would put to sea in that deathtrap. A spar torpedo?? Sort of like a stick with explosives tied to it.
Luckily Hunley was a dead end (literally). It took Northeners to build the first real submersibles. DCC

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