M.A.N. U-boat diesel engine Running
Running M.A.N. WW1
diesel egine at 375 RPM producing 430 HP. This is a
world war 1 U-boat engine build in 1917 by Blom & Voss
in Hamburg to operate in a german submarine. However
this engine never made it into a U-boat as the war was
running to an end. The engine was stored en transfered
to Holland during World War 2 to operate as a generator
egine in a water supplying company where it was
producing power up to the 1960's.
It's a four stroke engine with six cilinders and a
overhead camshaft. The exhaust valves are water cooled.
Attached to the engine is a four step, high pressure air
compressor which provides about 80 Atm neccesary for the
diesel injection as common fuel pomps where not
Type VII U-boats were the
workhorses of the German World War II U-boot-waffe. Type
VII was based on earlier German submarine designs going
back to the World War I Type UB III, designed through
the Dutch dummy company Ingenieurskantoor voor
Scheepsbouw den Haag (I.v.S) (set up by Germany after
World War I in order to maintain and develop German
submarine know-how and to circumvent the limitations set
by the Treaty of Versailles) and built by shipyards
around the world; the Finnish Vetehinen class and
Spanish Type E-1. These designs led to the Type VII
along with Type I, the latter being built in AG Weser
shipyard in Bremen, Germany. The production of Type I
was cut down only after two boats, the reasons for this
are not certain and range from political decisions to
faults of the type. The design of the Type I was however
further used in the development of the Type VII and Type
IX. Type VII submarines were the most widely used
u-boats of the war and were the most produced submarine
class in history, with over 700 built. The type had
Wochenschau 1942-10-21 Nr. 633 Die Schlacht im Atlantik
/ Battle of the Atlantic.
Das italienische Unterseeboot Barbarigo unter dem
Kommando von Kapitän zur See Enzo Grossi auf den Marsch
Das Boot geht zum Angriff auf Sehrohrtiefe!
Befehlsübermittlung zum Bug-Torpedoraum.
Kapitän Grossi am Sehrohr.
Er versenkte ausser mehreren Transporten zwei
Der Führer verleiht ihm hierfür das Ritterkreuz
Wieder ist ein feindlicher Frachter vernichtet.
Die Jagd geht weiter.
Ein kleinerer Dampfer wird durch Artillerie versenkt.
Deutsche Unterseeboote kehren nach schweren
Geleitzugkämpfen in ihre Stützpunkt am Atlantik zurück.
Zwei junge Kommandanten die bereits auf ihrer ersten
Feindfahrt gegen britisch-amerikanische Geleitzüge
Das Boot des Oberleutnant zur See [Rolf] Struckmeier,
auch dieser junge U-Boot-Kommandant konnte schon auf
seiner ersten Unternehmung 25000 BRT (Bruttoregistertonnen)
Und hier Korvettenkapitän [Reinhard] Suhren, einer
unseren erfolgreichsten U-Boot Kommandanten.
Er schickt bisher 29 Schiffe mit rund 55000 BRT auf dem
Ein fröhlicher Brauch, der Ritterschlag mit dem
Nach den Festmachen die erste Feldpost.
Bei den schweren Einheiten unserer Kriegsmarine im hohen
Vorstoß einer deutschen Kampfgruppe aus norwegischen
Die Anwesenheit der deutschen Flotte im Nordraum zwingt
unserer Gegner, Geleitzügen nach Murmansk und den
anderen sowjetischen Eismeerhäfen durch schwerste
Einheiten zu sichern.
Diese werden dadurch dem Feind für den Einsatz im
anderen wichtigen Operationsgebieten entzogen.
Katapultstart eine Bordflugzeugs.
Zerstörer sichern im Zickzackkurs gegen feindliche U-Boote.
Ein Kreuzer schwert zur Flankendeckung der schweren
Ein deutscher Fernaufklärer.
Feindlicher Streitkräfte sind in grosser Entfernung im
Schwerer Artillerie gefechtsbereit.
Der Feind hat abgedreht.
Der Verband setzt seinen Vorstoß nach Norden vor.
HIS MAJESTY'S U-BOAT video newsreel film
U-boat captured by British Hudson bomber. Location of
M/S of Squadron Leader Thompson, skipper of the Hudson
bomber, laughing and smoking a pipe. Still photograph of
the U-boat 570. Various shots of sailors cheering as the
U-boat sails into port. Various shots of it including
the bullet holes from the bomber. C/U of Lieutenant
George Colvin who will now command it.
VS Good shots of a very large convoy of merchant ships
at sea in the Atlantic with a destroyer escort.
A U-boat is sighted by the escort aircraft which marks
the spot with flares A Polish destroyer then makes
several attacks over the area dropping depth charges to
bring up the German submarine. Good shots of depth
charges being dropped and exploding.
During World War II, U-boat warfare
was the major component of the Battle of the Atlantic, which lasted the
duration of the war. Germany had the largest submarine fleet in World
War II, since the Treaty of Versailles had limited the surface navy of
Germany to six battleships (of less than 10,000 tonnes each), six
cruisers and 12 destroyers. Prime Minister Winston Churchill wrote
"The only thing that really frightened me during the war was the U-Boat
U-boat Pens in Saint-Nazaire, FranceIn the early stages of the war, the
U-boats were extremely effective in destroying Allied shipping,
initially in the gap between Canadian and British escorts. Later when
the USA entered the war the U-boats ranged from the Atlantic coast of
the United States and Canada to the Gulf of Mexico, and from the Arctic
to the west and southern African coasts and even as far east as Penang.
It is even rumored that one German U-boat managed to make it all the way
down to Galveston Bay, Texas. Because speed and range were severely
limited underwater while running on battery power, U-boats were required
to spend most of their time surfaced running on diesel engines, diving
only when attacked or for rare daytime torpedo strikes. The most common
U-boat attack during the early years of the war was conducted on the
surface and at night, see Submarine warfare. This period, before the
Allied forces developed truly effective antisubmarine warfare (ASW)
tactics, was referred to by German submariners as "die glückliche Zeit"
or the "happy time."
Live and staged action video of German Uboat submerging and
preparing to attack. From DVD available from Sharkhunters
International, world's largest Uboat and submarine history
group. DVD also cont...
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Subject: Flim Clip
Date: Mar 5, 2010 5:58 AM
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March 01, 2010
— Live and staged
action video of German Uboat
submerging and preparing to attack. From DVD
available from Sharkhunters International,
world's largest Uboat and submarine history
group. DVD also contains interviews with Uboat
veterans including Hans-Georg Hess, famous
skipper of U-995
In DVD-16, we watch the magnificent BISMARCK departing Kiel Harbor and go
through the Kiel Kanal; we are on board BISMARCK as she hits heavy weather in
the open sea. Then we ship aboard U-46 with Englebert Endrass and later on U-81
with Fritz Guggenberger. There is plenty of U-Boat action on the high seas. The
DVD ends with a Propaganda Kompanie film about the good life aboard submarines -
great food, clean uniforms and the fun of playing card games in safety while
destroyers drop depth charges miles away.
Click on these clips of DVD-16 to see a part of what is on this DVD.
Die Deutsche Wochenschau 1941-10-17 Nr.
579 Knights Cross (with Oak Leaves) holder Lieutenant Engelbert Endrass
Großadmiral [Erich] Raeder besichtigt die Besatzungen von
Vorpostenbooten und Minensuchern, die im Osten eingesetzt sind.
Das Unterseeboot der Kapitänleutnant [Engelbert] Endrass auf Feindfahrt
im Atlantik, ein bewaffneter britischer Handelsdampfer wird versenkt,
Angriff auf einen Geleitzug, Angriffe eines Zerstörers mit Wasserbomben.
Seit Kriegsbeginn wurden 13,8 Millionen Tonnen feindlichen Schiffsraumes
Eichenlaubträger Kapitänleutnant [Engelbert] Endrass, der frühere
Wachoffizier (1.WO) von Korvettenkapitän Günther Prien. Der Führer
verlieh ihn als fünften Unterseeboots-Kommandanten das Eichenlaub zum
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes.
"Das Unterseeboot unter Führung von Kapitänleutnant Endraß, Träger des
Eichenlaubes zum Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes, ist von Feindfahrt
nicht zurück gekehrt. Ein hervorragender Unterseebootkommandant ist mit
seiner tapferen Besatzung vor dem Feind geblieben."
The song at the end is "Das Engellandlied" or "Wir fahren gegen Engeland".
Kriegsmarine VII-C submarine in the battle of the Atlantic. U-boat ace.
Deutschen Unterseeboote in der Schlacht im Atlantik.
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the first U-Bootfahrer to be decorated with the Knights Cross,
and he was the ONLY U-Bootfahrer so decorated in 1939. He was decorated for his
penetration of the Royal Navy anchorage at Scapa Flow and sinking the battleship
HMS ROYAL OAK.
This DVD comes from an UFA German newsreel film and we see Prien and his crew
arriving in Berlin to receive their medals. We watch as the big FW 200 CONDOR
touches down amidst a light drizzle on a grey morning at Templehof. Prien and
his men climb into the limousines that take them to the Chancellery where Adolf
Hitler is waiting. Prien makes a short speech and his men are laughing and
joking while showing off their medals.
In addition to the section dedicated to Günther Prien and his exploits, there is
also a great deal of combat footage from UFA as the Wehrmacht continued to roll
up victory after victory.
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Subject: Juergen Oesten
tell you about this FREE offer, let me remind Members, friends and foe
alike..........Harry will be out of the office for the next two weeks. He
will be in Germany, but the girls are running the office so call or email
and they can help you.
returned to Germany in 2000 with cameras and a film crew to put more
interviews on film and sort of an update from our 1994 visits.
DVD-66, JUERGEN OESTEN, Sharkhunters
Member for many years, tells us what is was like to command so many
different types of boats AND in so many oceans. This Knights Cross holder
was in the Atlantic Ocean, the Arctic Sea, the Indian Ocean and the Pacific
Ocean. There is information and facts in this DVD that are available
Click on these clips of
DVD-66 to see apart of what is on this DVD.
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DVD-58............HANS-GEORG HESS (Sharkhunters
was a kid, just past his 21st birthday, when he was posted as commander
This was at a time when nine out of ten German U-Boats did not return
from their first patrol - he completed five successful war patrols and
was decorated with the Knights Cross. His boat is the only Type VII-C
in existence today and it is on display in Laboe, a suburb of Kiel.
in his home in northern Germany in 1994 and he gave us his memories of
the war, his thoughts on the Grossadmiral, on his fellow Skippers and on
many other aspects of the U-Boat War in its closing moments. He also
told us about his ride in the Grossadmiral's car back to Kiel in which
Doenitz asked him what he thought of the idea of asking the Americans to
join forces with the Germans and attack the Soviet Union. What was HESS's
response? It's on this DVD. Click on these clips to see a part of what
is on this DVD.
Carter has been working his magic on more of our DVDs so you may get an idea
of what is on them. These clips are from DVD-58, a 1994 interview with
Sharkhunters Member Hans Georg Hess, one of the youngest combat submairne
Skippers ever. Hess speaks in German then you will hear the voice of the
translator, Sharkhunters Member Christian Reuleaux who served aboard
cruisers in the war.
Gerd Thater - Through Gibralatar
Two trips through Gibraltar - a good story, REAL history - GREAT DVD
from Sharkhunters International - DVD 54 from
was Skipper of U-466
where he trained our friend Hans Georg Hess then he was also Skipper of
U-3506. Gerd was a fine man and funny. He was
Naval Attache to Canada, so his English is excellent. Gerd never missed
our Sharkhunters Patrols in Germany and he helped to organize the times
we were in Wilhelmshaven. Gerd was a good friend
U-Boat in Caribean Sea
Christmas on a Uboat - Original German Newsreel of German Submarine
Footage of a UBoat in the Carribean. Its christmas time on the
submarine! Footage of uboat sinking a ship. This is from a ww2 German
Lieutenant Commander Gysae's U-boat in the
Indian Ocean, Repair work above and below water while sailing around the
Cape of Good Hope, provisions, torpedoes, and oil transferred from supply
U-boat, eating and bathing, a commercial freighter is torpedoed.
Combat footage. German Wartime Newsreel (Die Deutsche Wochenschau Nr.697, 12
Sharkhunters Member Erich Topp was the
third most successful submarine Skipper of any navy in Wrld War Two and
was one of only five U-Bootfahrer to be decorated with the Knights Cross
with Oak Leaf and Crossed Swords.
Topp sank USS REUBEN JAMES more than a month before the US was
officially in the war and he talks about that incident. He compares the
tactics of World War Two submarine combat with today's boats. What did
he think of Grossadmiral Doenitz? Of his fellow commanders? How did he
see that the Treaty of Versailles affected the outbreak of World War
Two? All that and more is on this DVD. Click on these links to see clips
of our DVD-50.....and you may have this DVD for free!
Buy any three DVDs from Sharkhunters at the regular price and tell us
that you want DVD-50 absolutely FREE. Go to www.sharkhunters.com then
look down the left side menu and click where it says DVDs - look at our
huge selection of historical DVDs then place your order. Order any three
at the regular price ($25 for Members or $30 to anyone else) plus
shipping of $5 each (in the USA) or $10 (anywhere else), tell us you
want DVD-50 FREE, and it's yours.
ONE WEEK ONLY - This offer is good for one week only. Place your order
no later than midnight next Wednesday, 12 January 2011.
- Carter has provided us with some clips from our DVD-56, the interview
we did with the great Otto Kretschmer in 1994. This DVD runs two full
hours and Kretschmer tells his techniques for attack and has some funny
stories about he and Prien firing at an abandoned ship in the North
Atlantic - much, much more. Contrary to the image one might get from
his photos, Otto had a quick sense of humor and was quick to laugh. He
was the top submarine Skipper of World War Two and he was one of the
finest men I have ever met. Look at these clips - you will enjoy them.
are all part of Sharkhunters DVD-8. Please
watch these clips then send a comment to YouTube
important - please forward this on to all your
friends interested in the history of the U-Bootwaffe.
more great film clips uploaded for your
enjoyment, thanks to Carter Manierre, and they
are listed here. They are all part of DVD-8.
order DVD-8 we will also include one hand signed
photo of Hans-Georg Hess as you see on that web
page for DVD-8. This hand signed photo of
Hans-Georg Hess is valued at $75 but it is yours
free when you order DVD-8.
because this offer is good only until midnight
Saturday 10 April. DON'T DELAY!
U-68 spots a tanker
uboathistory — April
02, 2010 — U-68, sighting targer, submerging.
Excerpts from German newsreel, available on
DVD-8 from Sharkhunters International at
www.sharkhunters.com. DVD also has interview
with Captain Merton, recounts of survivors of
sinking of City of Cairo by U-68, victory parade
U-68 sinking of the CITY OF CAIRO
April 02, 2010
— U-68, Kapitan Karl Friederich Merton
recounting of sinking of City of Cairo. Excerpts
from German newsreel, available on DVD-8 from
Sharkhunters International at
www.sharkhunters.com. DVD also has recounts of
survivors of sinking of City of Cairo by U-68,
victory parade in Berlin.
U-68 returns from patrol
April 02, 2010
— U-68, Kapitan Karl Friederich Merton returns
from patrol. Excerpted from German newsreel,
available on DVD-8 from Sharkhunters
International at www.sharkhunters.com. DVD also
has recounts of survivors of sinking of City of
Cairo by U-68.