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Offline Raymic1

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Re: Tores mailbox VIIC and VIIC/41 operation and technical details
« Reply #3840 on: 17 Mar , 2018, 14:04 »
Dear Mr Tore.
I am new to this forum but see that for 6+ years you have been able to share and pass on some fantastic first hand insights into the operation and daily life on an ex working Norwegian Sub/ German U boat.
This information is invaluable for future generations so thank you.

Please take the time to rest and recuperate, your health is always most important.
Best
Mike

New Zealand

Offline Don Prince

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Re: Tores mailbox VIIC and VIIC/41 operation and technical details
« Reply #3841 on: 24 Mar , 2018, 03:03 »
Hello Mr. Tore and all,


I don't expect Mr. Tore to respond to this posting because he is still in the hospital recovering from a stroke (Get well soon because I miss you). However, I am just posting some of my findings about the main clutch in the e-room. If you first examine the photo from u-historia.com they identify the levers function as to engage/disengage the main clutch [see photo 650 - page 419 (1).png].


Look at at image [Manual Type VII C (1).jpg] which indicates the main clutch is a friction type clutch similar to the diesel clutch. This seems to eliminate the possibility of the main clutch as being a "Spring Wrap Type Clutch" in the e-room.


Now look at the photo [Hebel3(2).jpg] which has detail not seen before. I have marked how I believe this lever in the e-room works. It looks to me as the lever is raised and the lever dog engages the gears wheel in the aft section of the clutch and possibly stops the drive shaft from being rotated when the Diesel engine is stopped. Therefore, sea water washing over the prop cannot turn the drive shaft. Is this the brake that is shown in the "Manual Type VII C(1).jpg?


These are only questions that I have and I'm looking forward to more photos. Reference photo Hebel2(1).jpg...  Are there any suggestions from others that read my observations?


Regards,
Don_
« Last Edit: 02 Apr , 2018, 22:03 by Don Prince »
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Re: Tores mailbox VIIC and VIIC/41 operation and technical details
« Reply #3842 on: 31 Mar , 2018, 00:04 »
Hello All,


Just a quick note about Mr. Tore...  He is out of the hospital and back home in the city.  He has some issues with his right side after the stroke, but he is having therapy and said he hopes to have his driver's license back in September and be back to normal. I'm sure we all wish him a speedy recovery...


Regards,
Don_


PS: If anybody has any basic questions about the Type VII C U-Boat, then I would be glad to provide you some of Mr. Tore's information that I have documented in my Skizzenbuch. I believe some of the previous posted images may have been lost during a website upgrade.
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Re: Tores mailbox VIIC and VIIC/41 operation and technical details
« Reply #3843 on: 31 Mar , 2018, 01:16 »
Glad to hear he is back at home so he can search for eggs on Easter Sunday.  :)