Tour of the German submarine of World War I era

• Tour of the German submarine of World War I era

Tour of the German submarine of World War I era

During the First World War, Germany to conduct submarine warfare against the allied forces used a fleet of 351 submarines.

Faced with a naval blockade of the British, the Germans in response to February 4, 1915 declared the waters around the British Isles a war zone.

And while their submarines had rather limited success in combating the agile British warships, commercial and passenger vessels operating in a war zone, were a perfect target for torpedoes. The death of passenger ships, such as the transatlantic liner "Lusitania", eventually forced the United States to enter the war on the Allied side.

Tour of the German submarine of World War I era

July 19, 1918 dual rotor U-boat U-boat 110 escorted a merchant vessel in the North Sea near the town of Hartlepool, when because of the depth charges allies was forced to surface. After that, it rammed and sunk the English destroyer H.M.S. Garry.

That same year, she was raised from the bottom and put into dry dock shipyard Swan Hunter Wigham Richardson Ltd. in England for the purpose of subsequent recovery.

These photos of her unusually close and sophisticated interior were made before the armistice November 11, 1918, after which it was completely dismantled and sold as scrap metal.

Tour of the German submarine of World War I era

The central post at the stern on the starboard side. The photograph shows a hatch in the well of the periscope and various valves for immersion and emersion.

Tour of the German submarine of World War I era

U.B. 110 in drydock.

Tour of the German submarine of World War I era Tour of the German submarine of World War I era

Electrical control panel.

Tour of the German submarine of World War I era

electrical control panel.

Tour of the German submarine of World War I era

The aft torpedo room.

Tour of the German submarine of World War I era

The machine room.

Tour of the German submarine of World War I era

electrical control panel.

Tour of the German submarine of World War I era

The central office. The photograph shows a horizontal wheel of the submarine, deep and fuel gauges.

Tour of the German submarine of World War I era

Table and cabinets in the dining room.

Tour of the German submarine of World War I era

Compartment №3, lockers crew.

Tour of the German submarine of World War I era

The front torpedo room.

Tour of the German submarine of World War I era

The four tubes for torpedoes.

Tour of the German submarine of World War I era

A view of the torpedo room from astern. Visible at the top of the beam for lifting torpedoes.

Tour of the German submarine of World War I era

electrical control panel, a view of the engine room and the aft torpedo room.

Tour of the German submarine of World War I era

compartment №6 with bunks.

Tour of the German submarine of World War I era

compartment №5, on the starboard side.

Tour of the German submarine of World War I era

The space for the crew.

Tour of the German submarine of World War I era

The central office. The photograph shows the handle to raise and lower the periscope.

Tour of the German submarine of World War I era

The central office. The photograph shows a depth gauge, a ship's telegraph, valves for diving and surfacing, as well as a horizontal wheel of the submarine.

Tour of the German submarine of World War I era

The central office. The photograph shows the handle for controlling the air temperature and pressure.

Tour of the German submarine of World War I era

The front torpedo room.

Tour of the German submarine of World War I era

The central office. The photograph shows a gyrocompass, a steering shaft, the motor and vocal telegraph tube.

Tour of the German submarine of World War I era

The diesel engine.

Tour of the German submarine of World War I era