Monday, 13 December 2010

Ship Spotting


Something less high profile.







What is it?

15 comments:

Chuck Hill said...

A submarine, and fat little one at that.

An "H" class built in the US for the Royal Navy? (Some went to Chile.)

GrandLogistics said...

Hello Chuck Hill,

you got the submarine part right.


GrandLogistics.

Chuck Hill said...

Pre-WWI?

GrandLogistics said...

Hello Chuck Hill,

that depends on what you mean by pre World War One......


GrandLogistics.

D. E. Reddick said...

The submarine appears to be surrounded by a flotation collar. I cannot recall having ever seen such, previously.

GrandLogistics said...

Hello D.E.Reddick,

that is the submarine's hull.
It is surrounded by something unusual though.


GrandLogistics.

Anonymous said...

German transport submarine "Deutschland?" Kept some cargo outside the pressure hull. Used for blockade running during WW I I think.

Chuck Hill said...

Could we get another picture?

Chuck Hill said...

Anonymous is correct again. I found the same picture here:

http://www.colorantshistory.org/SubmarineDeutschland.html

D. E. Reddick said...

Several additional pictures and some history of her are here:

German submarine Deutschland

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_submarine_Deutschland

GrandLogistics said...

Hello,

Anonymous has it,blockade running German merchant submarine Deutschland.
But this was the First World War not the Second.
Note the efforts to conceal her from prying eyes.


GrandLogistics.

GrandLogistics said...

Hello,

more pictures have been added as requested.


GrandLogistics.

TheRagingTory said...

Bugger, I knew that one, interesting little ships, essentialy surface vessels, they just submerged to run the short (relativly) ares covered by the blockade.
They were then surface vessels for the atlantic crossing, where our "allies" the Americans loaded them up with essential war materials....

GrandLogistics said...

Hello TheRaging Tory,

they are well remembered today.
Stories of their exploits are retold around camp fires all over South and Central America.


GrandLogistics.

Chuck Hill said...

"Raging Tory," remember the US was neutral then and was never really an "ally" in WWI, Britain was an "associated power," but after all the the British and French got a lot more from the US than the Germans did. A benefit of seapower that that seems to have been forgotten or neglected.