German submarine U-748

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German submarine U-748
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German submarine U-748 was a Type VIIC U-boat of Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine built for service during World War II. Her keel was laid down on 20 August 1942 by Schichau-Werke of Danzig. She was commissioned on 31 July 1943 with Cdr. Mario Arillo in command.

Design

German Type VIIC submarines were preceded by the shorter Type VIIB submarines. U-748 had a displacement of Script error: No such module "convert". when at the surface and Script error: No such module "convert". while submerged.Template:Sfn She had a total length of Script error: No such module "convert"., a pressure hull length of Script error: No such module "convert"., a beam of Script error: No such module "convert"., a height of Script error: No such module "convert"., and a draught of Script error: No such module "convert".. The submarine was powered by two Germaniawerft F46 four-stroke, six-cylinder supercharged diesel engines producing a total of Script error: No such module "convert". for use while surfaced, two AEG GU 460/8–27 double-acting electric motors producing a total of Script error: No such module "convert". for use while submerged. She had two shafts and two Script error: No such module "convert". propellers. The boat was capable of operating at depths of up to Script error: No such module "convert"..Template:Sfn

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References

Bibliography

  • Busch, Rainer; Röll, Hans-Joachim (1999). Deutsche U-Boot-Verluste von September 1939 bis Mai 1945. Der U-Boot-Krieg (in German). IV. Hamburg, Berlin, Bonn: Mittler. ISBN 3-8132-0514-2. 
  • Gröner, Erich; Jung, Dieter; Maass, Martin (1991). U-boats and Mine Warfare Vessels. German Warships 1815–1945. 2. Translated by Thomas, Keith; Magowan, Rachel. London: Conway Maritime Press. ISBN 0-85177-593-4. 
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