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Offline David83

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Dingi on Typ VIIC
« on: 21 Mar , 2015, 12:34 »
Dear All

I need some help regarding the Dingi on Typ VIIc Boats .
I have seeing in some Availabel Drawings that the Dingi was stored left side at the front Extern Torpedo Container on the pressure Hull.
Can anyone provide some infos how it was stored there and how it was fix there to not shake around while submerged .

All Infos or picture would be a great help for me .

Thanks in advance

wbr David

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Re: Dingi on Typ VIIC
« Reply #1 on: 22 Mar , 2015, 06:53 »
David.
I believe the fwd external torpedocontainer was removed on the later execution of the VIICs. As you know the later VIICs had originally four pressurecontainers on the port side immediately fwd. of the schnorchel mast recess. On some boats they removed some of the containers  leaving 2 or 3. As far as I remember we stored the rubber dingy in one of the two containers as can be seen on KNM Kaura ex U-995 image below.
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Re: Dingi on Typ VIIC
« Reply #2 on: 23 Mar , 2015, 04:37 »
Dear Tore
 
thanks for the help and your reply ,my question was not clear i guess sorry  :'( :'(
i was searching Infos of  the full wooden dingi which was not foldable and was stored in one pieces on the pressure hull .
 
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Re: Dingi on Typ VIIC
« Reply #3 on: 23 Mar , 2015, 23:50 »
Hi David,


I suppose you mean the wooden dingi stored under the deck of the type IXC boats. AFAIK the typeseven boats only carried rubber dingis (as described by Tore).


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Re: Dingi on Typ VIIC
« Reply #4 on: 24 Mar , 2015, 00:49 »
Hi David,


maybe this picture of the upper pressure hull (scale 1/72 for the Revell IXC kit) will be helpful for you. On the right side (red circle) you can see the wooden dingi.


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Re: Dingi on Typ VIIC
« Reply #5 on: 24 Mar , 2015, 02:18 »
 
Dear All
 
Thanks again for the help and Infos but now i am totaly confused .
In the drawings which are availabel in the net there are cleary an wooden dingi placed near the ext.torpedo Container .(see attachment )
 
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wbr David

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Re: Dingi on Typ VIIC
« Reply #6 on: 24 Mar , 2015, 02:27 »
Hi David,

well, I guess that wooden dignhy was in use in the early years of the war. Then it was stated as impractical and replaced with rubber dinghies and one-man life-rafts (aircraft type). Go to the page: http://uboatarchive.net/ and at the bottom is the search box. Type there the "dinghy" key-word, and you will get search results - the reports from the interrogation of U-Boat survivors. I have found only one note about wooden dingy, which was replaced.

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Re: Dingi on Typ VIIC
« Reply #7 on: 24 Mar , 2015, 16:30 »
Hi David,


This is the only picture I have of the dinghy that you are asking about, it can be seen behind the vents below the capstan in U201_C6_brest_19jul41. Access to the dinghy would be through the deck panels under the sailor with the shorts on in externo44.


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Re: Dingi on Typ VIIC
« Reply #8 on: 24 Mar , 2015, 17:13 »
   David.. Another good link as follows.. It's a fairly good drawing of U-570.
Shows clearly the dingy in question.
 
http://www.uboatarchive.net/U-570/U-570GeneralPlanDavidTaylorHR.htm
 
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Re: Dingi on Typ VIIC
« Reply #9 on: 25 Mar , 2015, 04:38 »
Hi Bill,
Good catch.
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Re: Dingi on Typ VIIC
« Reply #10 on: 27 Mar , 2015, 00:41 »
Hi David, Tore, Bill, Cap and Maciek,


sorry for mixing up things here with my IXC thoughts.


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Re: Dingi on Typ VIIC
« Reply #11 on: 30 Mar , 2015, 13:50 »
Thanks to all for the great help my question are now solved
because of the great knowledge here .

Again many thanks .

wbr David

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Re: Dingi on Typ VIIC
« Reply #12 on: 02 May , 2015, 09:40 »
David, I found a picture of the wooden dinghy. I know you were probably interested in representing the dinghy upside down since it was stored in this fashion under the deck, but just for the sake of completeness.. ;D . The (?under repair/temporarily-fixed) Uboat's bow is also interesting.





« Last Edit: 02 May , 2015, 10:45 by SG »

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Re: Dingi on Typ VIIC
« Reply #13 on: 02 May , 2015, 16:00 »
Hello SG, Hello all,

The picture shows not a bow temporary fixed/ under repair.

What you can see is the fixation of an "Eisschutz". A special construction to protect the torpedo door to Ice.

At the picture you can see the same from a diferent point of view.

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Re: Dingi on Typ VIIC
« Reply #14 on: 02 May , 2015, 18:46 »
Great info Uboatfan. I would have never guessed. Thanks a lot!!!