A unique historical snapshot.
During the First world war, Germany to conduct submarine warfare against allied forces used a fleet of 351 submarines.
Faced with a naval blockade of the British, the Germans, in response, on 4 February 1915 declared the waters around British Isles war zone.
And although their submarines had quite limited success in the fight against nimble British warships, merchant and passenger ships operating in the war zone, was an excellent target for torpedoes. The death of the passenger ships, such as the transatlantic liner “Lusitania”, eventually forced the United States to enter the war on the allied side.
1. 19 July 1918 the twin-screw submarine U-boat 110 was escorted merchant vessel in the North sea at Hartlepool, when depth bombs of the allies was forced to rise to the surface. After that, she rammed and sank an English destroyer H. M. S. Garry.
In the same year, she was raised from the bottom and placed in the dry dock of the shipyard Swan Hunter Wigham Richardson Ltd. in England with the aim of later recovery.
These photos of her unusually close and complex interior were taken before the armistice on 11 November 1918, after which she was completely dismantled and sold as scrap metal.
2. The Central post in the stern to starboard. The photograph shows the hatch in the well of the periscope and various valves for immersion and emersion.
3. U. B. 110 in dry dock.
5. The electrical control panel.
6. The electrical control panel.
7. The aft torpedo room.
8. The engine room.
9. The electrical control panel.
10. Central post. The photograph shows the horizontal rudder of the submarine, deep, and fuel sensors.
11. The Desk and cabinets in the dining room.
12. Compartment No. 3, the lockers of the crew.
13. The front torpedo room.
14. Four tubes for torpedoes.
15. View of the torpedo room at the stern side. At the top of the visible beam for lifting torpedoes.
16. Electrical control panel, view the engine room and stern torpedo room.
17. Compartment No. 6 with bedding.
18. Compartment No. 5, starboard side.
19. Space for the crew.
20. Central post. This view shows the lifting and lowering of the periscope.
21. Central post. The photograph shows the depth gauge, ship Telegraph, valves for immersion and emersion, and the horizontal rudder of the submarine.
22. Central post. This view shows the handle for controlling temperature and pressure.
23. The front torpedo room.
24. Central post. The photograph shows the gyrocompass, steering shaft, engine telegraphs and voice pipes.
25. Diesel engine.
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