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Re: Details U-995
« Reply #90 on: 07 Apr , 2014, 10:08 »
Addition 3
Two goodbye pictures. U995 file closed  ;)


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Re: Details U-995
« Reply #91 on: 07 Apr , 2014, 16:02 »
And a couple of nice pics to end a super group of photos with.. Thanks for sharing them with us.

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Re: Details U-995
« Reply #92 on: 07 Apr , 2014, 23:53 »
Falo.
Your U 995 photos have given us a number of interesting details. As to the high quality external photos my advice to modelbuilders is, use cautions in copying details as a large part of the present days externals deviates substantially from the original U 995. Remember she is now a showpiece and people are allowed to crawl all over, for budget and security reasons she is modified. Thank you so much for sharing Falo.
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Re: Details U-995
« Reply #93 on: 08 Apr , 2014, 00:06 »
Falo
Your statement is a very good statement. I hope that if you would be so kind as to share your insight as to whats been changed so we don't make that type of mistake in following it. I believe that even I noticed a couple of things that I went "say what" on.
Still what a lot of great photos. Thanks again for sharing them. I hope to model a U-995 someday. Also put the U-995 as a want to visit someday also list.

Later Tim

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Re: Details U-995
« Reply #94 on: 08 Apr , 2014, 07:09 »
@ tore and 42rocker


Thanks for the kind reception of this photo-thread, Gentlemen.


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Re: Details U-995
« Reply #95 on: 07 Oct , 2016, 09:09 »
Hi Gents,


very rare footage from March 1973. Finally U-995 went on display:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_qd_geIOAg


I thought this film exposure matchs perfect to this thread.


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Re: Details U-995
« Reply #96 on: 07 Oct , 2016, 11:16 »
Falo.
Just as this happened I was on a businesstrip way inland in Limoges, France and I got the newpaper Figaro at my breakfast and here was my old lady hanging in the Cranes. I kept the newspaper cut out until today as can be seen below
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Re: Details U-995
« Reply #97 on: 07 Oct , 2016, 12:28 »
Hi Tore,

thanks for that cut out.

Don't know exactly when U 995 was laid down, but today the boat (your old maid) is more than 70 years old. But much more loved as requested: I have read a few days ago, in a german marine forum, that some visitors unrig (well steal) parts from the inner sections of U 995. So the DMB (Deutsche Marinebund) who runs the U 995 museum has to replace the stolen hand gears and so forth, which becomes more and more a problem due to lack of genuine spare parts from typeseven boats. The same source reported that the 2 cm barrels of the AA-guns were stolen by night from the "Wintergarten". Luckily the "German Naval Yard" in Kiel (ex. "Howaldt"-Yard and ex. ex. "Germania-Werft/Yard") found by accident wartime spare barrels in one of their backyard shed.

Under the planked deck the U boat be a horrific scene (also according to the above mentioned forum, I suppose a member of the restoration team behind that info). There are financial problems due to decrease in the number of visitors.

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Re: Details U-995
« Reply #98 on: 21 Oct , 2016, 13:39 »
I visited U-995 back in 2007 and can still remember walking up to and through the sub.
A lasting impression for me.

A shame that there seem to be financial difficulties. But I guess that's the problem with a lot of museums nowadays.

What really baffles me is the fact that "visitors" steal parts of the boat. I mean, come on, what's wrong with these people?
Sure, I'd love to get my hands on original U-boat parts/equipment too. But that does not mean I go stealing... Such things can really tick me off...
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Re: Details U-995
« Reply #99 on: 09 Sep , 2018, 05:20 »
Hi gents,


I have visited U-995 last sunday and took some pictures. The boat was restored during spring. Know U995 has a snorkel an Askana compass and a new anchor spill on the fore deck, also the rigging and the conning tower seems to be "refreshed".


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Re: Details U-995
« Reply #100 on: 09 Sep , 2018, 05:21 »
Part II

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« Reply #101 on: 09 Sep , 2018, 05:24 »
Part III


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Re: Details U-995
« Reply #102 on: 10 Sep , 2018, 00:28 »
I should be visiting U-995 and U-2540 in February. I donít think you are live any further away from U-995 than I am 21,000 km. Auckland to Chicago to Berlin - about 30 hours flying.
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