U 260

Ireland,Europe

The German type VIIC uboat was the most widely used submarine in Kriegsmarine under second world war. U-260 was launched 8.February 1942 in Bremen and did two patrols and sank one ship in her career.  She was heavily damaged by a mine outside Ireland 12.March 1945, and the crew themselves scuttled her. The crew  were interned in Ireland. The wreck was found in 1985 on a depth of 38 to 42 meter with a slight listing towards port outside Union Hall, southwest of Cork.


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U 260

224,1 x 35,2 x 13,5 f
     
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769 displ ( surfaced ) Bremen ( D ) 1942 ( D )

51°15'1"N   9°4'56"W
( Source: Wikimapia )


Picture:  German type VIIC class uboat
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"With over 650 boats build, the Type VII was the most important submarine in the German Kriegsmarine. Built
between 1936 and 1944 those boats mainly operated in the North Atlantic, and were known for the so called "Rudeltaktik" - a simultaneous night attack of several surfaces U-Boats on allied convoys. Besides torpedo attacks they could also be used for mine laying and were well known for their maneuverability and fast diving speed. Shortly after the introduction of the first model a improved version with a better maneuverability (Type VIIB) was built. The most built variant was the Type VIIC whose variant Type VIIC/41 was made of thicker steel to increase the diving depth"