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By Richard Humble

Step inside of a global struggle submarine and observe for your self what it was once wish to dwell and paintings underneath the sea waves. excellent cutaway illustrations offer a bright and intimate perception into each point of submarine life.

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Rudder, hinged vertical control for lateral (left-right) steering. Saddle tanks, arrangement of submarine ballast tanks on either side of the pressure Trimming tanks, small tanks at either end a submarine, between which water can be pumped to its own make adjustments Cl-boat (from the German of to the trim. Unterseeboot, or 'undersea boat'), term used for German submarines of the two world wars. Vents, valves on top of the ballast tanks, opened to flood the tanks for diving, shut to blow the tanks full of air for surfacing.

After the German air force (Luftwaffe) failed RAF 1940, the German navy (Kriegsmarine) tried to starve Britain into surrender by attacking merchant ship convoys in the North Atlantic. This was called the Battle of the Atlantic: the U-boat war. By early 1943, Germany had built enough U-boats to attack convoys in overwhelming strength. But the British and to defeat the British in had developed new weapons and against the U-boats. The most their allies tactics important of these was the use of long-range aircraft that Gap' had in were able to bridge the 'Black the mid-Atlantic, where the U-boats earlier roamed out of reach of air attack.

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. This (J-boat sometimes giving their position and course to get has sunk one straggler and is attacking another away in their boats, the nearest land. The U-boat war was especially brutal because no submarine had the space to take prisoners on board.

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