Museum quality custom built wood model military ships, submarines, yachts,  ocean liners, cruise ships, freighters and tankers.
~ museum quality, handcrafted, custom-built wood models ~

Type II U-boats
Model featured: U-1, Type
IIa U-boat
- circa 1939 -

Home

Other country's subs

Other German subs

Testimonials

FAQ

How to Order

Refund Policy

Email:
mail@allwoodships.com

 


U-1 to U-6 did not carry a deck gun.





-


-



-

"U-1" Type IIa U-boat, as shown
Full Price $599.95

Sale!
Nearly 2/3
reduction!

Scale 1:78

Length 20.5"

One only
in stock!
Prices include free world-wide shipping
Any Type IIa, IIb, IIc or IId U-boat, custom
* built as per your chosen type, hull # and circa *

Scale 1:84 / ~20"
Price: $1599

1/3 deposit $533

Scale 1:60 / ~28"
Price: $1899

1/3 deposit $633

Scale 1:42 / ~40"
Price: $2199

1/3 deposit $733

We'll contact you for preferences after you order.

Fully assembled museum quality wooden desk-top display models custom built as to your designated circa including flagging and personalized brass plate.

Nicknamed "dugout canoes" by their crews, the German Type II (of which there were four sub-types) were small coastal U-boats having terrible surface stability and such a short range that they were ineffective for their intended roles. The first new U-Boats built in Germany after the Treaty of Versailles, the type descended from the World War I UBII class which was modified to the Finnish-built coastal Vesikko (Mink) type.

Fifty boats of all four variants were commissioned from mid-1935 to early 1941 with the later variants B, C and D being slightly lengthened to improve stability. Saddle tanks were also added to increase both stability and operational radius so that the Type IId had triple the range of the IIa.

However, the boats - which were very maneuverable and had a fast diving speed - were just to small to carry sufficient torpedoes; and all remaining boats were withdrawn from the Atlantic and transferred to the Baltic in June 1941 where they were used for training and occasional operations against Russian shipping.

Called "Einbäume" by their crews, the most successful use of the type was six boats (U-9, U-18, U-19, U-20, U-23 and U-24) that were transported to Constantia, Rumania by rail for use against Russian naval re-supply of Sevastopol. The six boats operated in the Black Sea until late 1944 with considerable success (only one lost to enemy action).

Type II U-boats commissioned

Type IIa (  6 boats) U-1 to U-6
Type IIb (20 boats) U-7 to U-24, U-120, and U-121
Type IIc (  8 boats) U-56 to U-63
Type IId (16 boats) U-137 to U-152

Type IIa, IIb, IIc and IId Specifications

Length

134' 2" / 140' / 144' / 144' 3"
Beam 13 ' 4" / 13 ' 4" / 13 ' 4" / 16 ' 2"
Displacement
(submerged)
254 / 279 / 291 / 314 tons
(303 / 328 / 341 / 364 tons)
Diesel power
(Batteries)
700 hp / 700 hp / 700 hp / 700 hp
(360 hp / 360 hp / 410 hp / 410 hp)
Propulsion 2 screws, 1 rudder
Speed, knots
(submerged)
13 / 13 / 12 / 12.7
(6.9 / 7 / 7 / 7.4)
Range, miles
(submerged)
1,600 / 3,100 / 3,800 / 5,650 at 8 knots
(35 / 43 / 42 / 56 at 4 knots)
Dive depth 492 feet (theoretical crush depth)
Complement All: 22 - 24 men
Torpedoes 3 bow tubes, 2 reloads or 12 TMA mines
Armament IIa no gun, 1 20mm on IIb/c, two on IId

U-9 (shown below) was a Type IIb U-boat which were equipped with one deck gun.

Museum quality, fully assembled, desk-top display models of German Kriegsmarine U-boats hand-crafted from mahogany wood.
Every ship model is meticulously researched in the initial construction phase to fit your chosen circa and custom built to become a timeless work of art.

© 2002-2017 All Wood Ships - All Rights Reserved