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By Richard Humble

Step within an international warfare submarine and realize for your self what it was once wish to reside and paintings underneath the sea waves. really good cutaway illustrations offer a vibrant and intimate perception into each element of submarine life.

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When oxygen level was low after a the the air of could be long dive, it difficult to coax the diesels to start until enough found fresh air its way had into the intakes. 2. Machinery and battery T' class. layout, British 3. Battery When cell check. the electric motors were run at full speed submerged, the battery only lasted about an hour. Used at low speed, it would last about 36 hours. The submarine's main power of plant consisted two diesel engines which turned the propeller shafts. Astern of the diesels were the electric motors.

The best midget submarines of the war were the British X-craft. These crippled the German battleship Tirpitz in Kafjord, Norway, in September 1943, and badly damaged the Japanese heavy cruiser Takao at its Singapore anchorage in July 1945. midget submarine. Instead of torpedoes they carried explosive charges, which were dropped under the target, and could also carry magnetic limpet mines. A special flooding chamber enabled a diver 3. British X-craft to leave the craft to cut through nets, or attach limpets to an enemy hull.

Allied U-boats fired submerged at a distance. 24 bombs ahead a warship running It of down an echo. 3. Bridging the mid- ocean 'Black Gap'. In 1943 the VLR ('very long range') Consolidated Liberator bomber entered the battle. 4. 'River' class frigate: a new escort type specially developed to hunt down submarines. BATTLE THE ATLANTIC U-BOAT ATTACK 'Stragglers', merchant Whenever possible, the ships straying from the submarine captain did main body of their convoy, were easy meat his best to help survivors for Cl-boats.

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