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Re: WWII U-boat diving depth, source needed
Posted by: Don Prince ()
Date: January 13, 2014 03:42AM

Hi Mark,

This was a link back in 2000.... Note U-175 was a Type IXC

Regards,
Don_

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RE: Max Depth
Posted by: Rainer Bruns ()
Date: June 22, 2000 02:13AM

On Jan.30,43 U-175 plunged to a depth of 310m after DC attack by a Catalina before surfacing without control at 12/08N
20/30W. After returning to Lorient (despite extreme damage), the "Druckmesser" (pressure gauge) checked out correctly since the "Tiefenmesser" (depth gauge) was off the scale.
Incredibly abt 3 1/2 months later on Apr.17 it reached a depth of 320m during a DC pursuit by USCC Spencer before surfacing and its subsequent destruction by gunfire. Two surviving Zentralmaate verified the pressure on the "Druckmesser". The Cdr. and 12 others were killed in this action, 41 survived.
That puts both dives slightly in excess of 1000'. RB

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WWII U-boat diving depth, source needed Mark C. Jones 01/12/2014 07:56PM
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Re: WWII U-boat diving depth, source needed Don Prince 01/13/2014 03:58AM
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