This will make an interesting contrast to my U-Boat type XXI.
The Type II U-boat was designed by Nazi Germany as a coastal U-boat, modelled after the CV-707 submarine, which was designed by the Dutch (dummy) company NV Ingenieurskantoor voor Scheepsbouw den Haag (I.v.S) (set up by Germany after World War I in order to maintain and develop German submarine technology and to circumvent the limitations set by the Treaty of Versailles) and built in 1933 by the Finnish Crichton-Vulcan shipyard in Turku, Finland. It was too small to undertake sustained operations far away from the home port facilities. Its primary role was found to be in the training schools, preparing new German naval officers for command. It appeared in four sub-types.
Wehrmacht Kriegsmarine (German Navy 1935-1945)
U-9 (ObLt. W Luth) | World War 2|Battle of the Atlantic May 1940
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