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United States. 1917. Submarine silhouette book no. 1. March, 1917. Washington: G.P.O.

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Submarine Silhouette Book No. 1

Submarine Silhouette Book No. 1 Cover Page

[previously] CONFIDENTIAL

Submarine Silhouette Book No. 1

March, 1917

[Office of Naval Intelligence]

[U.S. Navy Department Seal]

Washington
Government Printing Office
1917

U. 13-16.

"U. 13-16."

U. 17-20

"U. 17-20."
(A gun may now be mounted on fore side of conning tower.)

U. 21-25

"U. 21-25."
(Gun may now have been moved to fore side of conning tower.)

U. 26-32.

"U. 26-32."
(Gun may now have been moved to fore side of conning tower.)

U. 33-36

"U. 33-36."

U. 37-44

"U. 37-44."

U. 53

"U. 53."

U.B. 18-29

"U.B. 18-29."

U.C. 1-15

"U.C. 1-15."
"U.B. 1-17." (Very similar but 20 feet shorter.)

NOTE:

Masts, ventilators, and exhaust funnels are hinged or telescopic, and may be either up or down when the vessels are on the surface. One or both of the guns may be housed.

A German submarine has been seen underway, submerged to base of conning tower, with her masts up.

The block sketch of German submarines, class U. 26 to U. 32, may be accepted as perfectly reliable, being derived from a recent photograph, except that gun may now have been removed. The silhouette of U. 53 is reliable.

Alterations, particularly as regards periscopes and exhaust funnel, may have been made in some of the earlier classes since the outbreak of war.

U43-U50"

U43-U50

U52-U60

U52-U60

UC29-UC70

UC29-UC70

U-B-18-48

U-B-18-48

Insert to face page 5

Confidential Submarine Silhouette
Book No. 1
Issued by Office of Naval Intelligence
March, 1917

German Submarine U. 28

German Submarine U. 28.
Length about 220 feet. Draught in surface trim about 13 1-2 feet.

German submarine cruising on the surface

German submarine cruising on the surface.

German submarine painted with wave line

German submarine painted with wave line.

German submarine on the surface

German submarine on the surface.
Bow view.

Submarine submerged

Submarine submerged.
Only one periscope showing.

[END]

Published: Thu Nov 02 16:52:51 EDT 2017