Surviving WW1 U-Boat

Discussion in 'World War 1' started by justin.rickett, Jul 5, 2012.

  1. justin.rickett

    justin.rickett New Member

    Hello All,

    I'm trying to track down a surviving First World War U-Boat, does anyone know if there are any in existence? It would be ideal if it was intact.

    If not, does anyone know if there are any full replicas around?

    Any help is greatly appreciated.

  2. Interrogator#6

    Interrogator#6 Active Member

    I will have to think about this. I know by the time WWII came along the Great War boats were considered, mostly, comparatively primitive. They really were not sub-marine, but submersibles, e,g, they could go down for a few hours but were not really operational under water. By WWII they functioned mostly as training boats.

    Many were scrapped for they were more dangerous to their own side.

    I know a few boats of various pedigree and ages have made their way into private hands, but no Great War vintage come to mind. I seem to recall one former Russian submarine is now a restaurant someplace.
  3. Interrogator#6

    Interrogator#6 Active Member

    P.S. The Germans lost all their U-boats by the terms of the Versailles Treaty. I know most were turned to scrap.
  4. aghart

    aghart Former Tank Commander Moderator

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