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RE: radio on World War I U-boats
Posted by: joe brandt ()
Date: June 18, 2000 04:52PM

From U-5 onwards German u-boats had RADIO TELEGRAPHY (RT) , also from U-5 on they had UNDERWATER TELEGRAPHY (UT). For RT 2 tall aerial masts were fitted to the deck and could be lowered from inside the boat when it was time to dive. Ship to u-boat range was 50-62 nautical miles and between u-boats about 30 nautical miles. The UT was a bell and clanger operated by compressed air,but this did not work very well and was very seldom ever used.

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RE: radio on World War I U-boats joe brandt 06/18/2000 04:52PM
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