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Re: Torpedo running
Posted by: SnakeDoc ()
Date: June 20, 2012 08:50AM

Hi

bill Wrote:
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> On 5 September 1942 U513 attacked SS Saganaga at
> BEll Island, Newfoundland. After two torpedoes
> were fired it was reported in the KTG, war dairy
> of U513, that the run was not heard. No explosion
> nothing! The two torpedoes may well still be on
> the sea floor. Maybe they were never charged
> properly?

> I'm guessing the two torpedos were in the tubes and were
> never fully charged to allow the motors to run. After
> leaving Kiel this was the first time they fired any torpedos.

It seems, that this attack occured during first combat patrol
(7.08.1942 - 22.10.1942), after 29 days at sea.

There were special instructions for handling the torpedoes on
the U-boats during patrol - both these loaded into the tubes
and these stored in the torpedo room.
For example, for G7e torpedoes, every 5-6 days the battery was
tested and charged. I don't know, if the electric motor was
tested.

--
Regards
Maciek


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