Karl-Heinrich Feufel U , U Follow us on Twitter uboatnet. This is what is normally considered the most successful of the miniature German submarines. From it was planned to build over such mini subs. These boats had a displacement of 17 tons submerged, a crew of 2 and carried two underslung torpedoes of type G7e. The Seehund had the range of km at 7 knots and could attack on the surface in weather up to 4 on the Beufort scale but had to be almost stationary for submerged attacks.
BEACHED SEEHUND GERMAN MIDGET SUBMARINE, DOMBURG, JANUARY - FEBRUARY 1945
Seehund - Wikipedia
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Bronco CB35053 1/35 German Seehund XXVIIB/B5 Midget Submarine Model Kit
Designed in and operated by two-man crews, it was used by the Kriegsmarine German Navy during the closing months of the war, sinking nine merchant vessels and damaging an additional three, while losing 35 boats, mostly attributed to bad weather. The French Navy used three captured boats after the war until Like the British X class boats, the Type XXVIIA was designed to carry explosive charges to be laid beneath enemy ships, but it was markedly smaller and had substantial differences from the X class. Since the boat would need to be able to pass through anti-submarine nets and similar obstacles, it was designed without hydroplanes or fins, her trim being controlled with adjustable weights within the pressure hull.
Whereas the Molch, Biber and Hecht were considered experimental submarines rushed into service with as many reusable components as possible, the Seehund was designed from ground up as a true midget submarine. It incorporated all the lessons learnt from previous designs and technical excellence was eventually achieved. Also known as Type , the Seehund was designed under the direction of Dr. The basis for development was to incorporate all technical capabilities of larger U-boats, which included surfaced and submerged operation, an armament of two G7e torpedoes, dual propulsion of diesel and electric motors and sustained high speeds, both underwater and on the surface. It displaced