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Title: A Look at U-2015 from Atlantis Found
Description: Read about the sub used in the book

Owen Ruger - May 10, 2007 10:57 AM (GMT)
German U-3008 XXI Electro Boat, same as the U-2015 submarine used by Clive in Atlantis Found.

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According to, 118 XXI submarines were commissioned during WWII and the XXI was the first real combat submarine built to attack from the deep and not to only use submerging as a means to elude threats and detection. This model of U-boat featured several key things that differed from other submarines at the time, including, showers, a large freezer, and the capability to run quieter than others.

But the most striking feature with the XXI was its hydraulic torpedo reloading system that allowed the crew to load all six torpedo tubes in about ten minutes; which was less time that it took to reload one torpedo in its predecessor the VIIC. The XXI also carried three times the electrical power of the VIIC.

Technical information for type XXI

(tons) 1621 (sf)
1819 (sm)
2100 (total)
Length: (m) 76,70 oa
60,50 ph
Beam: (m) 8,00 oa
5,30 ph
Draught: (draft) 6,32 m
Height: 11,30 m
Power: (hp) 4000 (sf)
4400 (sm)
(knots) 15,6 (sf)
17,2 (sm)
(miles / knots) 15500/10 (sf)
340/5 (sm)
Torpedoes: 23
6/0 (bow / stern tubes)
Mines: 12 TMC
Deck gun: No deck gun
Crew: 57-60 men
Max depth: ca. 280 m
(919 feet)

sm = submerged, sf = surfaced, ph = pressure hull,
oa = overall, hp = horsepower.


Andy in West Oz - May 13, 2007 11:37 PM (GMT)
These and other U-boat designs are pretty much responsible for the way subs are today. Revolutionary!

Riyukco - May 16, 2007 02:10 AM (GMT)
Pity they were in the hands of the germans and not the americans

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