U-boat Types

Type VIIF

4 boats commissioned

Construction history of type VIIF

U-boats ShipyardWerk #Built during
U-1059 - U-10624 F. Krupp Germaniawerft AG, Kiel693 - 6961941 - 1943

These boats, designed in 1941, were primarily built as torpedo transports and were never fitted with the typical 88mm deck guns found on other VII type boats. They had 5 torpedo tubes (4 at the bow and 1 at the stern) and as attack boats they would carry 14 torpedoes but in their transport role they would have up to 39 torpedoes onboard.

Two of them, U-1062 and U-1059, were sent to support the Monsun boats in the far East waters. They were the largest and heaviest type VII boats built.

All type VIIF U-boats

Below you can see the 4 commissioned U-boats of this type.

U-1059, U-1060, U-1061, and U-1062.


Technical information for type VIIF


Displacement:
(tons)
1084 (sf)
1181 (sm)
1345 (total)
Length: (m) 77,63 oa
60,40 ph
Beam: (m) 7,30 oa
4,70 ph
Draught: (draft)4,91 m
Height:9,60 m
Power: (hp)3200 (sf)
750 (sm)
Speed:
(knots)
17,6 (sf)
7,9 (sm)
Range:
(miles / knots)
14700/10 (sf)
75/4 (sm)
Torpedoes:14
4/1 (bow / stern tubes)
Mines: No mines carried
Deck gun: No deck gun
Crew: 46-52 men
Max depth: ca. 200 m
(656 feet)
sm = submerged, sf = surfaced, ph = pressure hull,
oa = overall, hp = horsepower.

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