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Photographer:ventuari [View profile]Title:KMS U995Added:Mar 15, 2018
Captured:December 02, 2017IMO:UnavailableHits:438
Location:Laboe, Germany
Photo Category: Museum Ships
U-995 at Laboe, Germany.
Bad weather. Cold, light rain and wind...
U995 data:
Ordered: 14 October 1941
Builder: Blohm & Voss, Hamburg
Yard number: 195
Laid down: 25 November 1942
Launched: 22 July 1943
Commissioned: 16 September 1943
Class and type: Type VIIC/41 submarine
Displacement: 759 tonnes(747 long tons)surfaced
860 tonnes (846 long tons) submerged
Length: 67.10 m / 50.50 m pressure hull
Beam: 6.20 m / 4.70 m pressure hull
Draught: 4.74 m
Power: 2 Diesel engines x (2,100–2,400 kW; 2,800–3,200 bhp)
2 Electric motors x (550 kW; 740 shp)
Propulsion: 2 shafts
Speed: 17.7 knots surfaced / 7.6 knots submerged
Range: 8, 10 knots surfaced 4 knots submerged
Test depth: 230 m(750 ft)/Calculated crush depth: 250–295 m (820–968 ft)
Complement: 4 officers, 40–56 enlisted.
Armament: 5 × 53.3 cm (21 in) torpedo tubes(4 bow,1 stern)
14 ×torpedoes
FLAK: 1 single 3.7 cm Flak M42U gun and 2 pair of
twin Flak 38 20mm "Flakzwilling"
Service record
Part of: Kriegsmarine 5th U-boat Flotilla (Training), 16
September 1943–31 May 1944
13th U-boat Flotilla(Front Boat),1 June 1944–28
February 1945
14th U-boat Flotilla(Front Boat),1 March–8 May 1945
Operations: 9 patrols
Victories: 3 ships sunk for 1,560 GRT
1 auxiliary warship sunk for 633 GRT
1 warship sunk for 105 tons
1 ship a total loss for 7,176 GRT
At the end of the war on 8 May 1945 she was stricken at Trondheim, Norway. She was surrendered to the British and then transferred to Norwegian ownership in October 1948. In December 1952, U995 became the Norwegian submarine Kaura and in 1965 she was stricken from service by the Royal Norwegian Navy. She then was offered to the German government for the ceremonial price of one Deutsche Mark. The offer was turned down; but the Boat was saved by the German Navy League, DMB, where she became a museum ship at Laboe Naval Memorial in October 1971.
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