Hi Stuka, this is the one you were thinking, the "Neger". You can see one here:
Kleinst-Uboot Neger Speyer Ein-Mann-Torpedo Rüstungsindustrie Kriegsdauer Himmelfahrtskommando Torpedoversuchsanstalt Kiel-Eckenförde Torpedo G7e Drager-Atemgerät Armbandkompass Plexiglashaube Kimme-Korn-Visier Plexiglashaube Mohr 1943 Technik Museum
Other German WW2 mini subs proper can be seen here:
uboat.net - Fates - Midget submarines
A "Biber" is now restored to working order. Here is a link to a TV programme made about it:
But they loock very different from the one I can remember on the picture I had.
Not one of those in the U Boat net link?
If not, I don't know what it could have been?
Just came across Mini U-Boat “Hecht", but the picture is to small, but that one looks more like it.
Maybe I should go back to the ladie who gave me the picture, she probably kept some other pictures.
That would be great!
Here is another link:
German Midget Submarine Hecht (Pike)
Hi Colt 45,
I would have loved to have met your friend Willie, he sounded like a great person. They had a really bad time of it in those subs by the way they tell the stories, also in what we know through the
films and books ect. I only went on one modern sub, in rossythe
( not sure if that is spelt right ), 20 of us were picked to spend a day with the navy, i wouldnt do that job, it all yellow lights when you are moving, and very cramped. I commend any man who searved in the submarine corps, and here,s to willie Brech.
My faverite mini sub is the biber, I saw that program where they restored the one now in the museum. It had a leak when they first put it in the water, but soon fixed that and it went like a dream. I am going to get a model of one to go with my uboat,
They have them on the link that you sent me. very brave men i think.