CONFIDENTIAL REPORT 2G-9C
S92
     
 
FORMER GERMAN SUBMARINE TYPE IX-C
 
 
 
 
PORTABLE TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
 
     
 
SUMMARY
 
     
          The portable tools and equipment were, so far as can be determined, complete and appropriate, but those seen are all of standard types and of varying quality, and present nothing new or unusual.  
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
 
July, 1946
 
 
 
 
PORTSMOUTH NAVAL SHIPYARD, PORTSMOUTH, N. H.
 
     
 
 
     
     

 

     
     
 
CONFIDENTIAL REPORT 2G-9C
S92
     
 
FORMER GERMAN SUBMARINE TYPE IX-C
 
 
 
 
PORTABLE TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
 
     
 
SUMMARY
 
     
          Information with respect to the portable tools and other equipment is incomplete.  
          So far as can be determined from observation and from the available incomplete lists of tools and equipment, the gear provided was complete and suitable for its intended purpose, within the limitations established by the allowance list and the type of installation on the character of work which could be performed by the ship's force.  
          Chisels, bridge gauges and special tools, drills feeders, hammers and other normal hand tools, micrometers, punches, taps and dies, trash cans, welding rods, wrenches and expanders were all included in some number.  The carpenter's outfit, considering the amount of wood-work in the vessel, was quite limited.  There was apparently a tendency to used fixed spanners in lieu of adjustable wrenches, which had the effect of increasing the number of items required.  
          The welding equipment provided has been discussed under the S91 section.  It comprised both arc welding and oxy-acetylene welding outfits.  
          Nothing has been noted which was unusual or outstanding.  The quality of machine tools was generally high.  The quality of hand tools was generally low, as an example of which the use of cast iron for claw hammers is mentioned.  
          The condition of many of the tools when removed from surrendered vessels to storeroom at Portsmouth did not indicate that portable tools were well cared for on board.  
     
     
 
July, 1946
 
 
 
 
PORTSMOUTH NAVAL SHIPYARD, PORTSMOUTH, N. H.
 
     
 
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