This is a reduced copy of the original Plans:Attachment 486735
This is a reduced copy of the original Plans:Attachment 486735
Here we go! Dwight sent me a translation (with his coments) of what the numbered legends were on the poster. Here it is for your enjoyment.
The comments in brackets [ ] are mine and are intended to make it more understandable
Explanation of the Numbers
1. Jack [a flag flown at the stem head from a Jack staff when the vessel is berthed or anchored. In this case the City of Bremen flag]
3. Forward end of the pressure-safe hull (Pressure hull)
4. Anker windless
5. Anker windless drive
6. Diving planes drive
7. Forward trim tank
8. Forward diving plane
9. Motor for the forward diving planes
10. Shackle lift hook [Part of the onboard cargo handling rigging]
11. Passage through the cargo hold
13. Manhole [hatch] into the hold from the passageway]
16. Lifeboat access hatch
18. Bremen City Flag
19. Lookout [in the crow's nest]
20. Exhaust valve [Closes off the exhaust system to prevent flooding during submerged running]
21 Bilge pump
23. Crew quarters
25. Electric galley
26. Lifting hook
27. Compressed air tanks
28. Captain's cabin
29. Batteries [The illustrator has omitted the overhead tram and chain hoist in the battery compartments, and has not shown the entry hatches]
30. Bilge pipe [carried water from the pump to the through-hull discharge]
31. Antenna [there are two antenna systems shown. The short-range jumper antenna from stern to bow, across the conning tower, and the long-range high mast antenna strung between the masts. The feed antenna shown in the drawing is incorrect. The mast antenna feed ran down to the radio room--not shown--through the hollow forward mast. The jumper antenna feed entered the hull at the bow and ran aft to the radio room, which was located on the starboard side at frame 76, immediately across from the captain's quarters, which were located on the port side, shown as No. 28 in the drawing.
33. Masthead light (white light, 2250 arc)
34. Wheel [The outside helm position is shown. The inside helm position was in the central control room]
35. Starboard [green] running light
36. Air escape holes
37. Conning tower. [The conning tower is actually a pressure safe cylinder that sits upright atop the pressure hull, which the Germans called the Kommandoturm, command tower. The visible conning tower is actually part of the casing and upper deck is the bridge. But in popular usage, the visible casing part is also called the conning tower in the old diesel boats, and the sail in the modern nukes]
38. Conning tower to bridge hatch
39. Viewing ports [These allowed the captain to see forward and to both sides when diving, running submerged, or surfacing. Armored shutters on the inside of the conning tower were closed and dogged down whenever the captain left the conning tower. If the underwater visibility was good, captains often used them to observe ASW nets and mines or to determine the condition of the hull after receiving damage]
40. Engine room telegraph
41. Periscope winch
42. Central Control Room
44. Depth gauge
45. Gyro compass [3-axis]
46. Main bilge pump
47. Regulator tanks
49. Main mast
50. DOR house flag
51. Engine room
52. Diesel engine
53. Ventilation system
54. Main Induction Valve [air] It was closed off when the boat dove and reopened when the boat surfaced and the diesels were started. A jammed or fouled main induction valve was the cause of several submarine losses by all nations that operated submarines]
55. Electric motors
56. Switch panel [electrical]
57. Propeller shaft
58. Machinists' mess
59. Exhaust muffler
60. Pressure hull [after section]
61. Casing [after section]
62. Opening in the casing to allow water to enter freely
63. Mast trough
65. Exhaust discharge port [If Claas is right about the exhaust discharge port being on the port side, then this is either an error or represents a later modification. You will recall the discussion about the port side black skirt on the U-Deutschland but not on the U-Bremen]
66. 3-blade propeller
67. After diving plane
68. Main rudder [the Germans specify it as main rudder to differentiate it from the diving planes which they call horizontal rudders. For us, it's simply the rudder]
69. Propeller guard
70. Opening for the lifting cables [part of the cargo handling rigging]
71. Stern light
72. Ballast tanks between the casing and the pressure hull
The Underwater Cargo Ship Deutschland, Longitudinal Cut-Away, drawn by Fritz Stoltenberg
Welcome to the forum. That is a great poster!
Dive right in, your with friends here. Be warned, we tend to get into the finer details (i.e we will pick it apart) so do not get scrared away.
Thanks for the Welcome Steve it's most appreciated. With regards to the finer details the "Poster" of U151 is an accurate shipyard 1/72 scale drawing which I reduced to post on the forum.
If anyone would like an Email of the Full sized Drawing let me know by PM and I will send: Size 12.6mb
Here's an image I think hasn't been posted to this thread prior to now. It has a few interesting clear features which might come in handy for modelers.
Many here have seen images of the crew at Baltimore posing with a sign reading DEUTSCHLAND BREMEN. It came to be used by it being removed from the stern of the sub.
StBaltimore: Thanks for posting the account of the explosion aboard the U-Deutschland at Birkenhead. Dwight
A series of news articles relative to an explosion aboard the submarine DEUTSCHLAND while being dismantled in a Birkenhead dry dock was reported in the Manchester Guardian, datelined Liverpool, Saturday, Sept 11th 1921.
Five apprentices lost their lives and another was seriously injured as a result of the explosion.
You may view a series of related articles by visiting: Old Mersey Times
We thank the compiler of this linked-to information, who says that she wishes us not to cut and paste her articles as they have been slightly modified from the original newspaper account text to allow for copyright. The compiler has also indicated a willingness to add more information taken down (in a slightly modified form) from the papers in Liverpool, Manchester and/or Morecambe on the continuing saga of U-DEUTSCHLAND.
73 und 30
P.S. Thanks for deleting the original posting Adrian.
StBaltimore: Thanks for posting the link. I looked at what's posted and it's very useful material. And as requested, I did ot cut and paste. Dwight