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Hitler's 'Wonder' U-Boats: The Birth of the Cold War's Hunter-Killer Submarine

Jak P. Mallmann Showell
Format
Book
Published
Barnsley, S. Yorkshire : Frontline Books, 2018.
Language
English
ISBN
9781526724809, 1526724804
Summary
"Launched during the last days of the Third Reich in an attempt to restart the Battle of the Atlantic, the majority of the revolutionary Electro-U-boats never saw action. Instead, they became the forebears of the Cold War's much dreaded hunter-killer submarines.Slotted in among the highly technical information in the German U-boat Museum were some fascinating personal logbook annotations from men who served in these boats. These non-technical, human anecdotes form the core of this book. Rather than compiling a technical treatise, Hitler's 'Wonder' U-Boats makes maximum use of the personal accounts to tell the human story of how this new generation of submarines went to war under the incredibly harsh conditions that prevailed at the time" -- Amazon.com
Contents
  • Disasters hit hard : Germany needs new U-boats
  • Organizing chaos : Building the new electro-U-boats
  • Alarm bells in London's admiralty 1944 : the Royal Navy's first assessment of the Type XXI
  • Hitler's wonder U-boats 1944 : Electro-boats, Germany's vision for the future
  • The inside of a Type XXI : sections and features
  • Type XXI : America's post-war assessment
  • Valentin near Bremen : the bunker for building the new U-boats
  • U4713 : a Type XXIII that was never finished
  • From commissioning to first operational cruise : the log from U2324, a small Type XXIII
  • The first operational voyage of U2324 (Type XXIII) : two similar schnorkel runs
  • Type XXIII in action : U2324175, one of the few electro-boats to see action
  • The last U-boat attack : U2336 in action
  • The gigantic Type XXI : U3002, U3007 and U3018
  • Enemy action : what if?
  • After the war : U-boats become the Cold War's hunter-killer submarines
  • Appendix : technical data.
Description
viii, 208 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), map ; 25 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-203) and index.
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