u43 german submarine scratch built wooden model

U43 GERMAN Submarine. Scratch built wooden model.


Price

£480
| $669 USD | €559 EUR


Item Ref

FG 00115

Description

German submarine U-43 was a Type IXA[3] U-boat of Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine during World War II. The keel for U-43 was laid down in August 1938 at Bremen; she was launched in May 1939 and commissioned in August.[1]. Sunk by American escort carrier USS Santee.
Sinking
On 30 July 1943, U-43 was attacked again, this time by a Grumman TBF Avenger torpedo bomber from the American escort carrier USS Santee. The aircraft dropped a Mark 24 FIDO Torpedo and sank the U-boat southwest of the Azores, in position 34°57'N 35°11'WCoordinates: 34°57'N 35°11'W.[47] All 55 crew members went down with the submarine.[1]
Battery driven electric motor. Model built circa 1950.
Wolfpacks
U-43 took part in 10 wolfpacks, namely.
Rösing (12–15 June 1940)
West (17 May – 16 June 1941)
Kurfürst (16–20 June 1941)
Grönland (10–27 August 1941)
Markgraf (27 August – 12 September 1941)
Steuben (14 November – 2 December 1941)
Wolf (13–30 July 1942)
Pirat (31 July – 3 August 1942)
Rochen (27 January – 28 February 1943)
Tümmler (1–19 March 1943)
A post war model late 1940s
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St Leonards on sea
East Sussex
TN38 0EG
01424 200220
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Internal Ref: FG 00115


Dimensions

Height = 29 cm (12")
Width = 118 cm (47")
Depth = 14 cm (6")


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