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Goose_Green
09-01-2007, 08:16 AM
Found these two interesting videos on you tube;

Topp's U552 in 1942
U552 at war off the US coast (http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=h1e68lA_4ys&mode=related&search=)

And another video from 1941, this time with Endrass;

Battle of the Atlantic 1941 (http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=mRUpFPnQqaM&mode=related&search=)

Celeon999
09-01-2007, 12:44 PM
Very nice http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Ive seen some of these footages in colorized versions.

bfogel
09-01-2007, 01:28 PM
Just went through your pics from U995 at Laboe.
Thanks for the quality shots!

Goose_Green
09-01-2007, 02:12 PM
Originally posted by bfogel:
Just went through your pics from U995 at Laboe.
Thanks for the quality shots!

No problem, I'm glad you liked looking through them - and thanks for lookinghttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

tuddley3
09-01-2007, 10:42 PM
Thenks Goose, just when I thought we have seen them all, some of these cool video's "come to the surface". Nice work. Now I am totally in the mood to do a patrol now!!!

And for those interested, I have a U995 screensaver for download at Tuddley's FileFront Page (http://files.filefront.com/U995+Screensaverzip/;6360999;/fileinfo.html)

BTW, the second movie, is the one used in the background movie on the Main Menu Screen in WAC.

Realjambo
09-03-2007, 07:41 AM
Excellent stuff Goose! Keep it up http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Dau-U-42
09-03-2007, 12:07 PM
Here's (http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=C6BC7BD254237487) a whole bunch of them, and of course a search for
u-boat (http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=u-boat&search=Search) or u-boot (http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=u-boot&search=Search) will do. And this (http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-1591287939696427369&q=u-boat&total=565&start=0&num=100&so=0&type=search&plindex=8)
guy's crazy! He has built a u-boat in his home! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Grymmjakk
09-03-2007, 01:25 PM
I have a question for my fellow Kaleun's isn't Topp's U-552 a Type VIIC? I didn't think they had the "legs" to operate off the north american coast? Wasn't that left to the type IX ocean going boats?

Goose_Green
09-03-2007, 11:12 PM
Originally posted by Grymmjakk:
I have a question for my fellow Kaleun's isn't Topp's U-552 a Type VIIC? I didn't think they had the "legs" to operate off the north american coast? Wasn't that left to the type IX ocean going boats?

Type VII boats were able to operate off the US eastern seaboard mainly due to refuelling from uboats returning home that had enough fuel to spare, also boats that were aborting due to technical or enemy incurred damage. Then there was the milk cows, dedicated uboats that were able to replenish the boats with provisions, fuel oil and torpedoes, and any other requirements the supply vessel was able to help out with.

These resupply boats also had their own bakery and workshops on board plus they carried a doctor/medic to tend to those injured sailors that required urgent medical attention. Generally the radio operator took on the job of medic on board the normal boats mainly due to the reason he had the cleanest hands out of all the crew, but his experience and skills were at a minimum - general First Aid was probably the limit to his abilities.

But, resupply missions did not last very long as Enigma encrypts were able to pin point the resupply boats and ships and were ruthlessly attacked by the Royal Navy and RAF Coastal Command - thus damaging prolonged uboat operations in the Atlantic, plus the closing of the air-gap made resupply operations that much more difficult.

Realjambo
09-04-2007, 04:18 PM
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VikingGrandad
09-04-2007, 06:22 PM
Great footage Goose - thanks for sharing your finds.

Two more videos to add to my YouTube playlist! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Grymmjakk
09-04-2007, 07:27 PM
Thanks Goose , That trip must have been sheer torture to those guys .