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C.B.  04051 (92)
"U 732"
Interrogation of Survivors
December, 1943
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C.B.  04051 (92)
"U 732"
Interrogation of Survivors
December, 1943
  N.I.D. xxxxx/43.  


          The following report is compiled from information derived from prisoners of war.  The statements made cannot always be verified; they should therefore not be accepted as facts unless they are definitely stated to be confirmed by information from other sources.  


  Introductory Remarks  
      (i)  General;  (ii)  Commanding Officer;  (iii)  Complement of "U 732"    
  Details of "U 732"  
    (i)  Type;  (ii)  Displacement;  (iii)  Builders;  (iv)  Armament: (a) Guns, (b)  Torpedoes, (c) Torpedo Tubes;  (v)  Propulsion:  (a)  Diesels, (b) Fuel Capacity, (c) Motors and Switchboards;  (vi)  G.S.R.; (vii) Radar;  (viii)  R.D.B.;  (ix)  S.B.T.;  (x)  Multi-unit Hydrophones;  (xi)  Echo Sounder;  (xii)  W/T Equipment;  (xiii)  VH/F.  (xiv)  Vision Pills;  (xv)  Rubber Dinghies;  (xvi)  Badge;  (xvii)  Flotilla.  
  Third and Last Patrol of "U 732"  
      (i)  Departure from Brest;  (ii)  Radar Tests;  (iii)  Passage of the Bay of Biscay;  (iv)  Diving Routine in the Bay of Biscay;  (v)  Flak Watch;  (vi)  Aircraft attack.    
  Sinking of "U 732"  
      (i)  First Attack;  (ii)  Damage from First Attack;  (iii)  Final Attack    
  General Remarks  
    (i)  Flak Training;  (ii)  New U-Boat Types: (a)  Twelve-man U-Boats, (b) Seven-man U-Boats, (c) New Type 300-ton U-Boats; (iii)  Flak U-Boats;  (iv)  Medical Tests;  (v)  Japanese Submarine;  (vi)  Torpedo Firing Computer Course;  (vii)  VH/F.  
  Other Ships  
    (i)  Staff of the Commander-in-Chief of the German Fleet;  (ii)  Battleship Propulsion;  (iii)  "Hipper";  (iv)  Destroyer Propulsion;  (v)  "Z 29";  (vi)  "U.J.1710."  
      (i)  France:  Brest;  (ii)  Germany:  Flensburg.    
  Torpedoes   7
      (i)  Torpedoes Types: (a) T 1, (b) T 2, (c) T 3, (d) T 4, (e) T 5 (Gnat), (f) "Zaunkönig", (g) Other Torpedoes;  (ii)  "Curly" mechanism:  (a)  F.A.T.1, (b) F.A.T.2;  (iii)  Pistols: (a) Pi.1, (b) Pi.2, (c) Pi3, (d) Pi.4.    
Appendix "A."  Building and Working-Up of "U 732"  
Appendix "B."  Previous Patrol of "U 732"  
    (A) First Patrol:  
      (i)  Departure from Kiel;  (ii) The joining of a Patrol Line;  (iii)  Sinking of a Munitions Ship;  (iv)  The sinking of a second Merchant Vessel;  (v)  Sighting of an Aircraft Carrier;  (vi)  Return to Brest.  
    (B) Second Patrol:    
      (i)  Departure from Brest;  (ii)  Rendezvous with a 1,200-ton U-Boat;  (iii)  Aircraft Attacks;  (iv)  Tactics in the Caribbean;  (v)  Attack on a Convoy;  (vi)  Return to base.    
Appendix "C."  "U 732":  List of Provisions for Ten Weeks  
Appendix "D."  Nominal Roll of "U 732"  
      (i)  Survivors;  (ii)  Casualties;  (iii)  Total Crew.    
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                    500-TON U-BOAT, SUNK BY H.M.S. "DOUGLAS," ON 31st OCTOBER, 1943
  (i)  General  
          "U 732," a 500-ton U-Boat, commanded by Oberleutnant zur See Klaus Peter Carlsen, of the October, 1937 naval term, was sunk at 2230 on 31st October, 1943, in position 35° 57' N., 6° 01' W., by H.M.S. "Douglas," having previously damaged by H.M.S. "Imperialist."  
          "U 732" had been in commission for just over a year when she was sunk.  The sinking took place at the beginning of her third patrol when she and a number of other U-Boats were attempting to enter the Mediterranean.  During the course of her two previous patrols, she had sunk four ships and claimed a total of 25,000 tons of shipping.  One of these had been sighted and sunk with the aid of Radar (see Appendix "B").  
  (ii)  Commanding Officer  
          Oberleutnant zur See Carlsen, who survived, is 24 years of age and was well regarded by his men.  They considered him to be an efficient officer and admired him especially for his calm and considerate behavior at the sinking of the U-Boat.  He is an ardent Nazi and, although polite to his interrogators, was extremely security conscious.  
  (iii)  Complement of U 732"  
          "U 732" carried a complement of 51 officers and men, including three supernumeraries.  Among the latter was an acting Sick Berth Petty Officer.  The 19 survivors gave evidence of intensive security instruction but eventually became more amenable than other U-Boat prisoners recently captured.  
         Features of this report are:  
                  (a)  Further details of new types of torpedoes.  
                  (b)  Details of a new type VH/F set.  
                  (c)  Details of a 2,400-ton Japanese submarine.  
          Equivalent Ranks  
                  The following are the Royal Naval equivalents to German naval ranks used in this report.  
Kapitän sur See Captain.
Fregattenkapitän Commander 
Korvettenkapitän Lieutenant-Commander.
Kapitänleutnant Lieutenant.
Oberleutnant zur See Sub-Lieutenant.
Leutnant zur See Junior Sub-Lieutenant.
Oberfähnrich zur See Senior Midshipman.
Fähnrich zur See Junior Midshipman.
Marinestabarzt Surgeon Lieutenant.
          The suffix "(Ing.)" after a German rank in place of "zur See" denotes an Engineer Officer.  The suffix "der Reserve"denotes a Reserve Officer.  
  Type VII C.
  Displacement 500 tons.
  Builders Schichauwerft, Danzig.
  Armament (aGuns. Two twin 20 mm. (0.79 in.) guns on the upper bandstand; one quadruple 20 mm. on the lower bandstand; two M.G. 81s on the bridge; four M.G. 15s carried in reserve.
    (bTorpedoes.  Eleven believed carried on board on the last patrol.  Three were stated to be T.5 (Gnat).  One of the latter was loaded in tube I, one in tube V and one was carried on the floorplates aft.  It was stated that the tubes were loaded in this manner so that the U-Boat would always be ready to attack an escort vessel, either ahead or astern.  (for further details on torpedoes, see Section VIII.)
      (c)  Torpedo Tubes.  Four bow and one stern.
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  Propulsion (aDiesels.  G.W.  At full speed they made 450 to 460 r.p.m.; at emergency speed, 470 to 480 r.p.m.
      (bFuel Capacity.  Between 119 and 123 tons.
      (cMotors and Switchboards.  Siemens.
  G.S.R. "Naxos" type carried on the last patrol and the newly modified "Wanze" type carried in reserve.  (For details, see C.B. 04051 (91), Section VIII.)
  Radar Carried on all patrols.  Described as an old type, operating on an 80-cm. wavelength.  The aerial was the mattress type, on the back of which was the 8-shaped G.S.R. aerial.
  R.D.B. Three boxes carried, each containing 25 balloons packed in paper.  When inflated, the balloons were said to have a diameter of 80 cm. (31 in.).  They supported no streamers but had a wire mesh band around them.  They were profusely used on the last patrol and were considered to be a success.  One hydrogen bottle was fitted in the conning tower.
  S.B.T. Fitted.  The charges were referred to by the prisoners as "Polbi" and were described as being tin canisters, about 3-1/2 in. long and 3 in. in diameter.  Within the canister is a second canister which has holes on the top and sides, causing it to resemble a grid.  The bottom is solid.  The grid hangs by a spring from the outer cannister. When the charge is fired, water enters, displacing the air and pressing out the grid.  The grid then hangs below the outer cannister which, having very slight negative buoyancy, acts as an anchor.
      Inside the cylindrical grid is a mass of material which resembles steel wool in appearance.
      Six of the charges or "Polbi" can be loaded into the tube and discharged simultaneously, but this was never done.  The charges were usually fired single although if several destroyers were carrying out an attack, two or three at a time were fired.
  Multi-unit Hydrophones Elac type.  Twenty-four receivers each side.  There were two amplifier boxes, each containing 24 R.V.12, P.2000 valves.  Thus each receiver was connected to its own valve.
  Echo Sounder Elac type.
  W/T Equipment 200-watt and one 150-watt short wave Telefunken transmitter.  One 40-watt Lorenz transmitter.
    A new "Main" receiver was built in just prior to the last patrol.  It had 10 valves, nine being type R.V.12, P.2000 and one type R.V.12, P2001.  The set was described as being more sensitive then the old one.
  VH/F Set (see also V (vii)). A new type, known as Lo.10 U.K. 39, was installed just prior to the last patrol.  It was a 20-watt set with 10 VH/F channels, numbered 6 to 15 and was placed in the listening compartment above the 40-watt transmitter.
      On the left of the set was the transmitter and on the right, the receiver.  A small window on each side of the instrument panel showed the transmission channel in operation.  In the centre of the panel was a switch with three positions:  "off," bottom position; "warming up," centre position and "on" top position.  The switch in the "warming up" position started the rotary converter in the power pack at half speed.  When the switch was in the "on" position, the power pack attained full output.  The volume control knob was immediately below the switch.  On the left of the receiver was a milliameter with a potentiometer underneath.  At the bottom of the transmitter, there were two 3-pin sockets; one for the connection of headphones and one for the connection of a W/T key.  The third pin served as earthing connection.  A 4-pin socket on the receiver side was used for an elaborate headphone-microphone set.
  Vision Pills Every member of the bridge watch was required to take a vitamin pill before going on deck.  These were small chocolate coated pills containing vitamin "A."
  Rubber Dinghies Two large and 30 one-man rubber dinghies were carried on the last patrol.
  Badge Devil with trident.
  Flotilla First, based at Brest.


  (i)  Departure from Brest  
          "U 732" was scheduled to sail from Brest on Saturday, 16th October, 1943, on her third and last patrol.  She received orders postponing her departure until the following day, however.  According to one prisoner, the postponement was due to a heavy concentration of British aircraft patrolling the Bay of Biscay.  
          "U 732" sailed at about 1500 on Sunday, 17th October, 1943.  She was preceded by a Sperrbrecher and on either beam were one or two minesweepers.  She was accompanied by "U 441," a Flak U-Boat, commanded by Kapitänleutnant Klaus Hartmann.  
  (ii)  Radar Tests  
          Shortly before sailing, a C.P.O. telegraphist had come aboard, bringing a large range-finder with him.  During the first day at sea, he employed this instrument to test the range accuracy of the Radar.  After the tests had been completed, he was put aboard one of the escort vessels.  
  (iii)  Passage of the Bay of Biscay  
          "U 732" remained on the surface during the first day and night.  Just before dawn on 18th October, she parted company from her escort and, shortly thereafter, submerged for the first time.  She shaped course across the Bay of Biscay towards Cape Finisterre.  She passed fairly close to the Cape and then made a wide sweep westward, possibly reaching 15°W, before turning east.  She eventually arrived at a point off the coast of Morocco and then proceeded toward the Strait of Gibraltar, making good a course of about 32°.  During the passage, "U 732" obtained a number of contacts on the G.S.R. and once the searchlight of an aircraft was seen.  
          The operational area of "U 732" was to have been in the Mediterranean.  
  (iv)  Diving routine in the Bay of Biscay  
          Whenever a G.S.R. contact was obtained, it was Carlsen's policy to release R.D.B.s and than dive.  While passing through the Bay of Biscay, "U 732" submerged by day, surfacing for brief periods after six to ten hours submerged.  By night she usually remained submerged, surfacing only between about 2100 and midnight to charge batteries.  
  (v)  Flak Watch  
          In the Bay of Biscay, when "U 732" was proceeding surfaced, the normal bridge watch was augmented by a flak watch of four men.  In bad weather, they were permitted to stay within the conning-tower; otherwise they were required to remain in the vicinity of their guns.  The bridge watch and flak watch exchanged duties on alternate nights.  
  (vi)  Aircraft Attack  
          Several prisoners stated that on the night of 30th October, while "U 732" was proceeding surfaced she was attacked by aircraft.  The crew heard machine gun fire and felt the explosions of bombs some distance away.  Some believed that another U-Boat must have been in the vicinity and was being attacked.  "U 732" crash dived immediately, attaining periscope depth in 25 seconds.  (N.I.D. Note.  There was only one recorded aircraft attack on the night of 30th October.  At 2159, Wellington "W" of 179 Squadron attacked a U-Boat in position 35° 33' N., 6° 37' W.  This may have been the attack directed against "U 340." and heard by the crew of "U 732," as the two U-Boats were in the vicinity at the time.)  After the attack, "U 732" dived to a greater depth and remained submerged for about two hours, proceeding at silent running speed.  She then surfaced and continued charging batteries.  
  (i)  First Attack  
          At dawn on 31st October, 1943, "U 732" submerged to about 60 meters (197 ft.), and proceeded at a speed of 2-3 knots.  During the forenoon, faint explosions were heard by the crew, and they believed that depth-charges were being dropped at a considerable distance.  At about 1300, screw noises were heard in the vicinity and, shortly thereafter , a pattern of eight depth-charges exploded immediately below the keel of the U-Boat.  Prisoners' statements on the events immediately following the explosions were somewhat contradictory.  Several stated that in the ensuing panic, someone blew tanks without orders, causing the U-Boat to surface suddenly.  Others maintained that the force of the explosions blew her to the surface.  
          When "U 732" appeared on the surface, a destroyer immediately opened fire, scoring several hits on the conning tower and tanks.  Carlsen ordered the U-Boat to dive and she submerged under poor control until, at a depth of about 160 meters (585 ft.), she struck bottom.  (N.I.D. Note.  At 1320A on 31st October, 1943, in position 35° 54' N., 5° 52' W.  H.M.S. "Imperialist" attacked a submerged U-Boat with a 10-charge pattern.  This U-Boat surfaced in the centre of the pattern and was seen to be damaged.  "Imperialist" opened fire and many hits were scored before the U-Boat again submerged.  The depth-charge attacks were resumed, a further 18 charges being dropped.)  
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  (ii)  Damage from First Attack  
          The combined depth-charging and gunfire seriously damaged "U 732."  Her W/T equipment was rendered unserviceable, the compass was broken, both periscopes were severely damaged, several tanks were pierced, and there was water entry into the pressure hull near diving tank Number 3.  
          Carlsen decided to remain submerged and ordered both engines to be stopped.  "U 732" was slowly thrust forward by the current.  Prisoners described an eerie silence, disturbed only by a strange rustling as the boat scraped along the sand.  Either the impacts of sand entering the glands of the hydroplane shaft caused the hydroplanes to jam in a hard rise position.  
          After some hours, the air in "U 732" became foul and several potash cartridges were used to improve it.  When the Engineer Officer reported that only about 30 kg./cm.²  (426.7 lbs./ of H.P. air remained, Carlsen decided to attempt to escape on the surface.  Fearing the presence of destroyers, he ordered the stern torpedo tube prepared for firing.  
  (iii)  Final Attack  
          At about 2100, "U-732" broke surface and made off at full speed, listing badly to starboard.  Destroyers were in the vicinity and about twenty R.D.B.s were released in an attempt to mislead them.  The U-Boat escaped detection for some time when suddenly she was fully illuminated by a searchlight.  As the light swept over her, swept back again and then went out, the men were under the impression that the U-Boat had not been discovered.  By this time, "U-732" had become slightly heavy by the stern and Carlsen ordered the cap of the after torpedo tube to be closed.  The order was misunderstood and the torpedo was fired.  No hit was scored.  
          About 10 minutes later, the shadow of a destroyer was seen in the U-Boat's wake,  The destroyer immediately opened fire, killing several members of the U-Boat's crew.  The men became panic-stricken and several of them jumped overboard.  Only then did Carlsen give the order to abandon ship and scuttle.  The prisoners stated that he remained calm throughout the attack and procured several life-jackets from the conning-tower for members of the crew.  (N.I.D. Note.  At about 2130A on 31st October, H.M.S. "Douglas" sighted a surfaced U-Boat in position 35° 57' N., 6° 01' W.  She opened fire, ran in and dropped a pattern of ten charges ahead of the target.  The U-Boat had already begun to scuttle on being sighted.)  
          Survivors were in the water for several hours before they were rescued.  Ten ratings were picked up by H.M.S. "Witherington," the Engineer Officer and seven ratings by H.M.S. "Douglas," and the Commanding Officer by the Red Cross chartered "Ambriz."  
  (i)  Flak Training  
          An able seaman from "U 732" stated that he had taken an eight weeks' course in A/A gunnery at Swinemünde.  About 160 men were in the course, with an instructor to every ten or twelve men.  Only the single barrel 20 mm. (0.79 in.) gun was used and no training was given in computer sights or automatic sights.  The final test consisted of shooting at towed sleeves.  No specific number of hits was required, a pass being given if tracers appeared relatively near the target.  During the entire course, each man fired considerably less than 1000 rounds.  The prisoner reported that, in spite of this training, the gunners lacked confidence in their ability to engage aircraft.  Although they had been taught the proper use of the ring and bead sight, in action they completely ignored it and relied entirely on the use of tracers.  
          Another able seaman spoke of a four weeks' gunnery course in which the men received instruction on the 88 mm. (3.46 in.), 37 mm. (1.45 in.), and quadruple and twin 20 mm. guns.  He felt that the time allotted was far too short for the men to thoroughly familiarize themselves with the use of these weapons.  
  (ii)  New U-Boat Types  
          (aTwelve-man U-Boats.  A prisoner from "U 732" stated that he had heard of twelve-man U-Boats undergoing trials at Bremen and Kiel.  He said that these boats had no diving tanks, but submerged by means of hydroplanes alone.  He believed that this type was soon to be built in series.  
          (bSeven-man U-Boats.  Able Seaman from "U 732" stated that he had seen a new type seven-man U-Boat undergoing trials at Hel.  At that time, her crew consisted of three naval personnel and three civilians.  Her overall length was 35 meters (125 ft.).  She had no bridge.  Her conning-tower was a streamline construction, 50 cm. (19.5 in.) high and 50 cm. wide.  The periscope was similar to the normal attack periscope, having the same diameter but being somewhat shorter.  The deck of the U-Boat was 15 meters (49.2 ft.) long, and, when the boat was surfaced, was about 2 ft. above the water line.  
          The U-Boat had two torpedo tubes, one forward and one aft.  She carried three torpedoes, one in each tube and one on the floorplates forward.  Her propulsion consisted of Diesel engines and electric motors and her surface speed was much greater than that of a normal 500-ton U-Boat.  (N.I.D. Note.  Fifteen-man U-Boats were referred to by prisoners from "U-706," see C.B. 04051 (80), page 4.  See also W.I.R., No. 195, 3rd December, 1943.)  


  (cNew type 300-ton U-Boats.  The same prisoner stated that a new type of 300-ton U-Boat was being constructed in Germany.  These boats were said to be double hulled and were shorter than the normal 500-ton boat and broader in the beam.  There were four torpedo tubes forward and two aft.  Ten torpedoes were carried.  
          (N.I.D. Note.  There is no evidence to support the above statements.)  
  (iii)  Flak U-Boats  
          A stoker from "U 732" stated that specially armed flak U-Boats are being employed for reconnaissance.  They patrol ahead of incoming or outgoing operational U-Boats and make regular reports as to the aircraft activity in a given area.  These U-Boats are said to have orders to dive only when attacked by seven or more planes.  These statements are unconfirmed by other prisoners.  
          The Flak U-Boats are all 500-tonners.  Their armament is said to be as follows:  on the gun platform forward of the conning tower, one quadruple 20 mm. gun with two twin M.G. 81s abaft it; on the bridge, four twin M.G. 81s; on the upper bandstand, one quadruple 20 mm. gun; on the lower bandstand, one 37 mm. (1.45 in.) gun.  The M.G. 81s are not the rapidly demountable bracketed type but have special mountings enabling them to be raised and lowered by a geared wheel.  
          It was said that the 20 mm. multiple barreled guns with their heavy fire concentration are more in favor than the 37 mm. gun, in spite of the longer range of the later.  The twin 27 mm. quick firing gun does exist but it has not been possible to mount it satisfactorily.  It has a mounting about one metre square (3.28 ft.) which is not sufficiently strong to withstand the recoil.  (For other statements on Flak U-Boats, see C.B. 04051(80), page 4, and C.B. 04051(83), page 4.  
  (iv)  Medical Tests  
          It was stated that medical examination for men about to enter the U-Boat arm is not very severe.  They are placed in a pressure chamber and are required to withstand a pressure equivalent to that on an unprotected body at a depth of 10 metres (32.8 ft.).  Those selected were required to be free of nose and throat trouble.  
          The lower age limit for entries was 18 years.  The upper limit for ratings up to the rank of C.P.O. was 32 years.  
  (v)  Japanese Submarine  
          A Japanese submarine, seen in Brest by prisoners from "U 732" was described as having a displacement of 2,400 tons.  She was said to have been fitted with an enormous number of guns, including twin 140 mm. (5.5 in.) A/A guns.  There were eight torpedo tubes forward in two rows of four and four tubes aft in rows of two.  Two catapult aircraft were carried on the upper deck, each in its own hangar.  The hangars and a crane for hoisting the aircraft aboard were aft.  A very large searchlight was on the bridge.  The submarine had two decks within the pressure hull.  There were three W/T offices, one in the conning-tower, and one on each of the two lower decks, amidships.  She was said to carry a cargo of various metals and machine parts.  
          The submarine was escorted by a number of flak U-Boats in the Bay of Biscay and arrived in Brest on 1st September, 1943, at about the same time as "U 732."  The crews of "U 732" and the Japanese submarine celebrated their arrival together.  The Japanese submarine was said to have carried three complete crews of 90 officers and men each.  
          (N.I.D. Note.  It is considered unlikely that more than one additional crew could be accommodated.)  
          Two of the crews disembarked, one going to Mimizan for anti-aircraft training, the other proceeding to Hamburg to stand by a U-Boat under construction.  The boat was eventually to be handed over to the Japanese.  
          The same prisoner said that 40 men from each of two crews were to man two further German U-Boats.  
          While in Brest, the Japanese submarine was fitted with a German 20 mm. (0.79 in.) quadruple mounting and one or two single 20 mm. guns.  She sailed from Brest with her original crew of 90 on 10th October, 1943.  
  (vi)  Torpedo-Firing Computer Course  
          A five weeks' course in the use of the U-Boat torpedo-firing equipment is given to all deck Petty Officers at Flensburg.  
  (vii)  VH/F  
          The Lo. 10 U.K. 39 set fitted in "U 732" was intended for communication with aircraft.  A prisoner from "U 135" still under interrogation states that his boat carried a "Fu.G.17" for the same purpose but never used it.  
          A few other boats have been fitted with "Fu.G.11" or "Fu.G.17" and each time this occurred it was rumored at the base that the boats so fitted were to operate in conjunction with aircraft.  
          (N.I.D. Note.  Previous reference by prisoners to U-Boat/Aircraft intercommunication was made in C.B. 04051 (83 page 4.)  


  (i)  Staff of the Commander-in-Chief of the German Fleet  
          After the loss in "Bismarck" of 70 members, including 11 senior officers, of the Commander-in-Chief's Staff, it was necessary to form a new staff.  They mustered in Paris and proceeded to Brest to embark in "Scharhorst."  
          (N.I.D. Note.  Admiral Lütjens went down in "Bismarck" on 27th May, 1942, and was succeeded as Commander-in-Chief of the Fleet (Flottenchef) by Admiral Otto Schniewind.)  
          "Scharnhorst" sailed from Brest for the Atlantic where she was to raid shipping, but was recalled and ordered into La Pallice.  The port was attacked by American aircraft and "Scharnhorst" was hit.  She shipped 8,000 tons of water, and was ordered to proceed to Brest for repairs.  Here the Admiral transferred his flag to "Gneisenau," but returned to "Scharnhorst" before the two ships, in company with "Prinz Eugen," made their Channel dash in February, 1942.  It was stated that both "Scharnhorst" and "Gneisenau" were mined twice during this operation.  
          "Scharnhorst" docked at Wilhelmshaven and "Gneisenau" at Kiel.  Admiral Schniewind, with his Staff, landed at Wilhelmshaven and proceeded by car to Kiel, embarking again in "Gneisenau."  
          When "Gneisenau" was hit during an air raid on Kiel and badly burnt out forward, she proceeded to Gdynia for repairs, and the Commander-in-Chief's staff transferred to "Prinz Eugen."  This ship, in company with "Admiral Sheer" and with an escort of four destroyers, sailed shortly afterwards for Norway.  In bad weather on passage "Prinze Eugen" lost contact with the other ships and was torpedoes about 5 miles off Trondheim by a British submarine.  Thirty feet of the stern of the ship was blown off.  It was believed that pontoons were subsequently used to support her.  
          (N.I.D. Note.  "Prinz Eugen" was torpedoed by H.M. Submarine "Trident" off Kristiansand North on 23rd February, 1942.)  
          The staff was then transferred to "Tirpitz."  Before the middle of 1942, she made three patrols in the Arctic, and the only success claimed was the sinking of a 2,000-ton Russian guard ship.  
          (N.I.D. Note.  The above information, which has been reproduced in W.I.R. No. 196, 10th December, 1943, was given by an E.R.A. survivor from "U 732", who had previously served on the staff of the Commander-in-Chief.)  
  (ii)  Battleship Propulsion  
          A Chief E.R.A. who had served in "Tirpitz" and the two battlecruisers, stated that the former has only steam propulsion.  All other modern battleships and cruisers have centre shaft diesel propulsion.  All large warships have Deschimag boilers operating at 56 Kg./cm.² (796.5 lb./  
          (N.I.D. Note.  The only German ships known to be fitted with supplementary diesel drive are the light cruisers.)  
  (iii)  "Hipper"  
          "Hipper is out of commission and manned only by A/A crews.  
          (N.I.D. Note.  "Hipper" was last reported at Pillau on 30th October, 1943 (B.2).)  
  (iv)  Destroyer Propulsion  
          The same Chief E.R.A. stated that high pressure steam boilers by Deschimag, Bremen, are fitted in all new destroyers.  They have Ascania regulators and Saake burners.  In peacetime they steamed with 70 Kg/cm.² (995.8 lb./in.) pressure at 450°C. (954°F.); they had even worked in their boilers at 550-600°C. (1,060-1,272°F.) in emergencies.  In wartime the pressure was cut down to 56 Kg/cm.².  
          Main feed pumps in destroyers operate at 1,200 r.p.m. and have a capacity of 800 tons/hour.  
          He said that the "Maas" Class destroyers are fitted with Lamont boilers.  Their pressure is 110 Kg/cm.² (1,564.5 lb./, and temperature 550°C (1,166°F.).  
          The fastest destroyer on trials at Pillau was "Karl Galster" ("Roeder Class); she achieved 40.6 knots.  The prisoner said that her shaft revolutions were 490 per minute.  The reduction gear ratio was between 1:19 and 1:22.  
          (N.I.D. Note.  the designed speed of "Karl Galster" was 36 knots.)  
          "Narvik" Class destroyers were said to have Wagner-Deschimag boilers.  
  (v)  "Z 29"  
          This :Narvik: Class destroyer was sunk in action with Allied ships in the Arctic early in 1942.  
  (vi)  "U.J. 1710"  
          One prisoner had served in the A/S vessel "U.J. 1710."  She belonged to the 17th A/S Flotilla consisting of 12 ships.  From May, 1942, until April, 1943, the Flotilla was based on Stavanger and operated along the Norwegian coast as far north as Bergen.  The only successes claimed during this time was the shooting down of two or three aircraft, but before May, 1942, the flotilla had claimed the destruction of two submarines.  
          "U.J. 1710" was commanded by Oberleutnant zur See Neumann and had a complement of 42.  She mounted one 88 mm. (3.46 in.) gun forward and three 20 mm. (0.79 in.) guns, one forward, one aft and one amidships.  She carried 60-70 depth-charges and was fitted with German Asdic and hydrophones.  
          (N.I.D. Note.  "U.J. 1401" see C.B. 4051 (49) was stated by prisoners to have a complement of 44 and to mount the same armament as described above.  "U.J. 1401" also carried 60 depth-charges.)  


  (i)  France  
          Brest.  Prisoners said that the 1st and 9th U-Boat Flotillas, based on Brest, each consisted o 26-28 U-Boats.  Of these a total of 15 was usually in Brest at any one time.  It was alleged that the 1st Flotilla had sunk one-third of the total tonnage claimed by the U-Boat arm.  
          There were three "Flak" U-Boats in Brest at the same time as "U 732" two attached to the 1st Flotilla and one to the 9th.  
  (ii)  Germany  
          Flensburg.  One prisoner stated that there was H/F D/F equipment at the Flensburg W/T station.  
          (N.I.D. Note.  A summary of information on torpedoes, obtained from prisoners from various U-Boats, was give in C.B. 04051 (76), pages 10 and 11.  On page 11 in para. IV (b) for "Fiume type" read "R.G.F. type."  
        The following information, especially that on pistols, has not been established and must be read with reserve.
          For this and other reasons the German system of numbering torpedoes and pistols is not to be used outside the Intelligence Service.)  
          The following summary is based on statements made by an acting Petty Officer (L.T.O.) from :U 340" (who gave information on T.1, T.2, T.3, T,4, T.5, F.A.T.1, F.A.T.2 and Pi.1, Pi.2, Pi.4), and from a Seaman Torpedoman from "U 536" (who gave information on T.1, T.2, T.3, F.A.T.1, F.A.T.2 and Pi.1, Pi.2, Pi.3).  Prisoners from "U 732" also mentions T.5, but there were no torpedo ratings among the survivors from this boat.  Prisoners' statements were in no respect inconsistent with one another.  The L.T.O. from "U 340" had done a four-day course on T.5 at Gdynia in September, 1943.  The S.T. had had instruction on the care of Pi.2, Pi,3 and F.A.T.1, F.A.T.2 in Lorient, in August.  Information on T.5 and F.A.T.2 torpedoes and Pi.3 pistols has not hitherto been obtained from prisoners.  
  (i)  Torpedoes  Types  
          (aT.1.  This is a standard air torpedo, known as G7a or Ato.  A new head enabling a magnetic pistol to be used with it (Pi.3) has recently been introduced.  
          (bT.2.  The T.2 is the standard electric torpedo taking an impact pistol.  It is also known as G7e or Eto.  
          (cT.3.  This type is essentially the same as T.2, but modified to take magnetic pistol Pi.2.  No indication that the torpedo body might be magnetized had ever been noticed.  
          T.2 and T.3 are collectively known as Eto and are outwardly indistinguishable except for "T.2" or T.3" painted as identification in green on the starboard side, just abaft the head.  Internally, the only difference is that in T.3 there is a single circuit and switch between the torpedo's battery and the head.  Recently tail units of both types have been modified so that the gear box runs in thin oil.  Battery heaters are still fitted but are never used.  
          (dT.4.  The classes undergoing the course at Gdynia in September, 1943, had been told that T.4 was purely an experimental torpedo.  The L.T.O. believed that it was the prototype of T.5.  
          (eT.5 (Gnat).  The T.5 is an electric acoustic homing torpedo, specifically designed for attacking hunting escort vessels.  
                  Speed.  24-1/2 knots.  
                  Range.  Believed to be 4,000 metres (4,390 yards).  
                  Motor, Afterbody and tail.  These are all stated to look precisely the same as in T.2 and T.3.
                  Battery.  This has precisely half the voltage of a standard electric torpedo (T.2 and T.3).  The charging current used for maintaining charge on board is 14 amps.  
                Warhead.  The warhead is about the same size and shape as that of a normal electric torpedo.  There is a pocket on top, about half-way along its length, to accommodate the top insertion pistol.  The nose is made of some bakelite or pressbord substance and is easily damaged.  It contains the listening gear of the torpedo and is filled with a thin fluid.  Until the torpedo is loaded into a tube, it is protected by a cylindrical sheet metal guard.
                  Acoustic gear.  Forward of the motor is a small generator, driven from the motor shaft and lying parallel to it.  This produces the necessary voltage and currents for operating the acoustic mechanism, and is believed to feed, among other things, a transformer or transformers connected to units in the nose.  
                  Air valves Controlling Rudders.  Rudder control was stated to be normal except for the addition of two actuating solenoids controlled from the acoustic gear.  
                  Testing gear.  A buzzer, known as "Spatz" is used for testing the torpedo.  This is mounted on an arm which pivots about a fixture on the torpedo, and is moved over a total arc of about 40-50 on either side of the nose.  Prisoner believed, but was not certain, that on testing, the rudders always went hard over to port or starboard, and never only part way.  


                  Depth Setting Gear.  Normal 0-12 metre depth (0-39.4 ft.) setting gear, without and acoustic control.  
                  Safety Range.  Initial safe run believed to be 300 meters (325 yards).  
                  Settings.  NS, WS, SS, O/L.  NS and WS are preset by the Commanding Officer, and give two different types of acoustic setting.  Difference was not known by prisoner.  SS is pre-set by Commanding Officer when he does not wish to make use of the acoustic gear.  O/L is used when testing or servicing the torpedo.  
                  Mode of Operation of Torpedo.  Prisoner was very vague on this point, beyond believing that it was influenced by the ship's propeller noises.  He stated that he had witnesses trials carried out at night, when a lamp was fitted in the practice head to facilitate observation of the torpedo;s track.  The acoustic gear caused the torpedo to head for the crew noise of the target.  If the torpedo missed the target by a small distance, it made a turn of 180° and again headed for the target.  
          (f)  "Zaunkönig".  This was believed by a W/T rating to be the W/T code word employed in signals referring to new torpedoes.  
          (gOther Torpedoes.  No other torpedoes were known by number, but one prisoner spoke of a torpedo with a diameter of 58 cms. (22.13 in.) which he believed was being produced.  
  (ii)  "Curly" Mechanism  
          Two different "curly" mechanisms were described.  These are fitted into torpedoes T.1, T.2 and T.3 which are otherwise identical with those described above.  Mention was also made of an experimental "curly" mechanism containing a clockwork drive in place of the present drive through cams from the propeller shaft.  The line of advance when running "curly" was stated to be always at 90° to the line of firing.  
          (aF.A.T.1.  This is the original "curly" mechanism fitted to T.1.  The settings are RL (right long), LL (left long), RK (right short) and LK (left short).  
          (b)  F.A.T.2.  This is the "curly" mechanism fitted to Etos (i.e. T.2 and T.3).  The setting gear is precisely the same as that of the F.A.T.1.  There are two "curly" setting, however, and two circling settings.  The settings are RL and LL for "curly" to starboard and port respectively, and RK and LK for circles to starboard and port perspectively.  With the latter settings the torpedo, after an initial pre-set straight run, performs a true circle (whose diameter could not be ascertained) until it sinks.  
  (iii)  Pistols  
          (aPi.1.  This pistol is stated to be G.7.H, the short standard impact whiskered pistol.  It is used in torpedoes T.1 and T.2.  
          (bPi.2.  This is a pistol approximately twice the length of Pi.1.  It is impact and magnetic at option for use in torpedo T.3 only.  
          (cPi.3.  Pi.3 is a pistol the same length as Pi.1.  It is stated to be a magnetic-impact pistil for use in T.1 only.  The magnetic actuating gear is carried in the special warhead.  The pistol was first seen by prisoner in August, 1943.  
          When inserted in the torpedoes, Pi.2 and Pi.3 pistols appear to be exactly the same as Pi. 1, except for a small cover plate over a 4-pin testing plug socket.  The whiskers in the three pistols are identical.  A separate test set is provided for each type of pistol, but the tests are identical.  There are three lights in the set, from which a connection is taken to the socket in the pistol head.  Before the pistol is inserted in the warhead, none of the lights should appear.  If the first one does light up, the torpedo is faulty.  After the pistol has been inserted, the other two lamps should light if the pistol is in order.  The prisoner noticed that part of the Pi.3 test gear had been made in Italy.  
          (dPi.4.  Pi.4 is a top insertion pistol, about 15 cms. (6 in.) diameter and is fitted with an impeller.  Prisoner was very vague about it but believed that it was both an inertia and a magnetic pistol.  He only knew of it being used in T 5.  


  (i)  Building  
          "U 732" was built by Schichauwerft, Danzig.  It was not ascertained when she was laid down or launched.  Members of the crew were drafted to the U-Boat to stand by the final stages of construction in August and September, 1942.  During this period Oberleutnant zur See Werner Techand was in command of "U 732" for a few days, but was transferred to "U 731" and Oberleutnant zur See Carlsen assumed command.  
  (ii)  Commissioning  
          "U 732" was commissioned on 24th October, 1942, and shortly afterwards she proceeded to Kiel for U.A.K. trials.  These were said to have followed normal routine.  
  (iii)  Trials in the Baltic  
          In December, 1942, "U 732" proceeded into the Baltic for the usual working-up exercises.  During the Agrufront she and other U-Boats were often prevented from leaving the harbour of Hel because of the danger of mines.  
          The tactical exercises were held between 1st and 15th February, 1943, with five other U-Boats.  It was stated that one night a strange U-Boat was sighted by "U 732."  A recognition signal was flashed bit no answer was received and the strange craft dived.  As it was against orders for U-Boats to submerged by night during the exercises, the prisoners believed that the vessel was a Russian submarine.  On another occasion, "U 732" collided with another U-Boat.  The damage incurred was slight by "U 732" was forced to port at Königsberg for three or four days for repairs.  In spite of this mishap, "U 732" was said to have performed well during the tactical exercises and was pronounced the best U-Boat of the group.  
  (iv)  Final Adjustments at Kiel  
        "U 732" proceeded to Kiel towards the end of February, 1942, for final adjustments.  By the end of March these had been completed and the boat was ready to sail.
(A.)  First Patrol
  (i)  Departure from Kiel  
          "U 732" sailed from Kiel on or about 10th April, 1943.  She put in at Kristiansand S. for a few hours and then proceeded into the North Atlantic.  On passage to her operational area, the U-Boat was frequently subjected to aircraft attacks.  
  (ii)  The Joining of a Patrol Line  
          When "U 732" reached her operational area south of Greenland, she was ordered to join a large patrol line which was said to consist of 49 U-Boats.  According to a W/T rating these boats were later organized into a number of groups which were given such names as "Drossel," "Fink," "Amsel" and "Specht," "U 732" joining the latter group.  The U-Boat commanded by Kapitänleutnant Claus von Trotha was also in this group, von Trotha being S.O. of the group operations.  
  (iii)  Sinking of a Munitions Ship  
          Late in April, or early in May, the pack attacked a convoy and "U 732" achieved her first success.  According to a Leading Telegraphist a radar contact was obtained.  "U 732" succeeded in following the contact and eventually sighted a 5,000-ton merchant vessel escorted by four destroyers and a corvette.  Visibility was poor and Carlsen attacked the merchantman with the aid of Radar.  One torpedo was fired and found its mark.  A tremendous explosion followed and the ship sank rapidly.  The prisoners believed that she must have been loaded with munitions.  The vessel became known as the "Radar steamer," as she was the first ship to have been detected and sunk by the use of Radar.  
  (iv)  The Sinking of a Second Merchant Vessel  
          Early in May a second attack was made on a convoy.  "U 732" claimed the sinking of a 6,000-ton merchant vessel, again with one torpedo.  "U 732" was herself severely depth-charges by escort vessels and her attack periscope was damaged.  
  (v)  Sighting of an Aircraft Carrier  
          Due to the damage to her periscope "U 732" was forced to withdraw from the pack.  As she was proceeding to her base an aircraft carrier, thought to be U.S.S. "Ranger", was sighted.  Being unable to attack because of the damage to his boat, Carlsen signaled to the U-Boat commanded by Korvettenkapitän Otto von Bülow.  (N.I.D. Note.  Von Bülow commanded "U 404" at this time.  In a broadcast of 10th May, 1943, he falsely claimed to have sunk "Ranger.")  
  (vi)  Return to Brest  
          "U 732" proceeded to Brest, arriving on 17th or 18th May, 1943.  There she was attached to the 1st Flotilla.  The U-Boat remained in port for about a month, during which period her 88 mm. (3.46 in.) gun was removed and the second gun platform was added.  


(B.)  Second Patrol
  (i)  Departure from Brest  
          "U 732" sailed from Brest on or about 12th June, 1943, on her second patrol.  While proceeding to her operational area in the Caribbean Sea, she experienced considerable trouble with several of the Diesel cylinder heads, one of which cracked.  
(ii)  Rendezvous with a 1,200-ton U-Boat
          After having been at sea for about three weeks, "U 732" met a 1,200-ton U-Boat.  The rendezvous took place in the latitude of New York, longitude unknown.  The two U-Boats were in company for about nine hours, from 1000 to 1900.  Forty-five cubic metres (38.25 tons) of fuel were taken aboard "U 732" as well as cylinder heads and other spare parts.  Mail from "U 732" was put aboard the 1,200-tonner  
          The large U-Boat was said to have 37 mm. Q.F. guns mounted before and abaft the conning-tower, as well as the usual light M.G. armament.  
          (N.I.D. Note.  This would be a very unusual U-Boat armament.)  
  (iii)  Aircraft Attacks  
          Shortly before entering the Caribbean, "U 732" was surprised on the surface by a four-motored aircraft.  The U-Boat opened fire and then crash-dived.  Several bombs were dropped but no damage was incurred.  
  (iv)  Tactics in the Caribbean  
          "U 732" entered the Caribbean by night on the surface.  Once she had reached her patrol area it was her routine to remain submerged on the bottom by day, surfacing only at night.  She frequently lay in about 50 metres (164 ft.) of water, some 800 metres (873 yards) off-shore.  
          Once a blimp was sighted about 1 km. (0.62 miles) distant.  The U-Boat was not detected and no attack was made.  
  (v)  Attack on a Convoy  
          It was stated that while patrolling her operational area, "U 732" sighted a convoy consisting of four merchant vessels and an escort of five destroyers.  The U-Boat attacked the convoy by night, sinking two merchant vessels of about 7.000 tons each.  After the second sinking three of the escorting destroyers left the convoy to hunt for the U-Boat.  "U 732" released several R.D.B.s and then dived, eluding the destroyers which opened fire at the balloons.  
          (N.I.D. Note.  It has not been possible to identify this attack.  
  (vi)  Return to Base  
          "U 732" returned to Brest on 1st September, 1943.  Just as she was about to enter the Bay of Biscay she received a signal ordering her to meet a Japanese submarine off the coast of Spain.  The rendezvous was later canceled because of the presence of British destroyers in the vicinity.  
          "U 732" remained in Brest for about six weeks.  The crew were given 14 days leave in two watches.  
"U 732."  List of Provisions for Ten Weeks
          The following list of provisions for ten weeks at sea was among the documents removed from a "U 732" prisoner.  It is possible that it was a check-list of provisions for the last patrol, when her complement was 51:  
40 tins roast beef. 40 kg. (88 lbs.) lard.
20 tins beef. 75 kg. (165.3 lbs.) salami sausage.
20 tins beef goulash. 6.5 kg. (14.3 lbs.) ham.
45 tins rolled beef. 160 kg. (352.7 lbs.) butter.
40 tins stew. 10 kg. (22 lbs.) cocoa butter.
40 tins fricassee of veal. 10 kg. (22 lbs.) cooking fat.
30 tins pork. 5 kg. (11 lbs.) margarine.
30 tins roast pork. 25 kg. (55 lbs.) lard.
25 kg. (55 lbs.) pig's head. 300 tins sardines on oil.
25 kg. (55 lbs.) ham in tins. 100 tins tunny fish.
25. kg. (55 lbs.) pigs trotters. 120 tins tinned fish.
500 kg. (1,102.3 lbs.) salted pork chops. 100 kg. (220.4 lbs.) wheat flour.
40 kg. (88 lbs.) ragout of mutton. 50 kg. (110.2 lbs.) wheat bread.
10 tins mutton. 50 kg. (110.2 lbs.) vita bread
29 kg. (44 lbs.) ox tongue. 428 kg. (943.5 lbs.) tinned bread.
150 tins assorted game. 80 kg. (176.3 lbs) pumpernickel.
100 tins pate de foie gras. 100 kg. (220.4 lbs.) biscuits.
30 tins blood pudding. 100 loaves fresh bread.
40 tins meat sausage. 100 loaves Rerup bread.
30 tins corned beef. 50 tins dehydrated egg.
10 kg. (22 lbs.) dripping substitute. 100 kg. (55 lbs.) rusk.
20 tins ragout of tongue 20 kg. (44 lbs.) ginger nuts.
20 tins chopped kidney. 15 kg. (33 lbs.) noodles.
100 tins mixed vegetables. 15 kg. (33 lbs.) soup noodles.
10 tins brains. 60 kg. (132.2 lbs.) macaroni.
1,000 pieces venison sausage. 40 kg. (88 lbs.) rice.


20 kg. (44 lbs.) cornflour. 25 kg. (55 lbs.) green beans.
10 kg. (22 lbs.) sago. 25 kg. (55 lbs.) dried peas.
20 kg. (44 lbs.) oatmeal. 1,500 kg (3,306.9 lbs.) potatoes.
20 kg. (44 lbs.) (Mondamin?) 200 kg. (440.9 lbs.) tinned potatoes.
25 kg. (55 lbs.) meat essence. 10 kg. ( 22 lbs.) Nescafe.
10 kg. (22 lbs.) soup cubes. 40.8 kg. (89.9 lbs.) coffee.
50 kg. (110.2 lbs.) pudding mixture. 15 kg. (33 lbs.) coffee substitute.
15 kg. (33 lbs.) fruit jelly. 4 kg. (8.8 lbs.) tea.
15 kg. (33 lbs.) fruit drink. 10 kg. (22 lbs.) cocoa.
24 kg. (42.8 lbs.) meat soup. 37.5 kg. (82.6 lb.) salt.
50 tins carrots. .125 kg. (.27 lb.) bay.
40 tins peas. .125 kg. (.27 lb.) cloves.
50 tins kidney beans. .200 kg. (.44 lb.) marjoram.
40 tins asparagus. .250 kg. (.55 lb.) carroway seeds.
50 tins toadstools. .250 kg. (.55 lb.) musk.
60 tins mixed vegetables. .50 kg. (1.1 lb.) pepper.
20 tins mushrooms. 1 kg. (2.2 lbs.) dry yeast.
20 tins brussels sprouts. 1 kg. (2.2 lbs.) cinnamon.
35 tins green cabbage. 1 tin dried egg powder.
50 tins spinach. 1 tin curry.
50 tins red cabbage. 3 bottles vinegar.
50 tins sauerkraut. 1 box glucose.
15 tins tomato juice. 864 tins milk
50 tins tomatoes. 50 bottles apple juice.
6 kg. (13.2 lbs.) soup stock. 100 tins Mirabel plumbs.
20 tins celery. 600 bottles mineral water.
15 tins chutney 3 kg. (6.6 lbs.) dried onions.
2 tins mustard pickles. 16 kg. (35.2 lbs.) mustard.
4 tins mixed pickles. 10 bottles horseradish.
30 tins cauliflower. 20 kg. (44 lbs.) mutton broth.
15 tins beetroot. 2 bottles flavouring.
50 tins apple puree. 260 kg. (573.1 lbs) sugar.
100 tins peaches. 150 kg. (330 lbs.) fruit juice.
50 tins plums. 5 kg. (11 lbs.) kadosa.
50 tins strawberries. 25 tins cream.
100 tins cherries. 10 bottles rum.
50 tins dates. 12 bottles gin.
50 tins plums (Riene Claude). 60 kg. (132.2 lbs.) chocolate.
10 kg. (22 lbs.) currants. 30 kg. (66.1 lbs.) truffels.
50 tins black currants. 12 kg. (26.4 lbs.) fruitfrops.
50 tins gooseberries. 100 tins chocolates.
50 kg. (110.2 lbs.) prunes. 60 bottles nut coffee.
125 kg. (275.5 lbs.) marmalade. 5 kg. (11 lbs.) marzipan.
25 kg. (55 lbs.) dried apricots. 1,500 eggs.
50 kg. (110.2 lbs.) rosehip jam. 50 kg. (110.2 lbs.) fresh cheese.
30 kg. (66.2 lbs.) lentils. 25 kg. (55 lbs.) tubes of cheese.
25 kg. (55 lbs.) beans. 85 cartons Camembert cheese.
Fresh Meats  
9 kg. (19.8 lbs.) roast beef. 9 kg. (19.8 lbs.) silverside.
9 kg. (19.8 lbs.) pork. 9 kg. (19.8 lbs.) salted pork chops
9 kg. (19.8 lbs.) veal. 10 kg. (20.2 lbs.) pigs trotters.
9 kg. (19.8 lbs.) beefsteak. 48 kg. (105.7 lbs.) roasting sausage.
9 kg. (19.8 lbs.) liver. 48 kg. (105.7 lbs.) cooking bologna sausage
9 kg. (19.8 lbs.) fillet of beef. 35 kg. (77.1 lbs.) fresh sausage.
Fresh Vegetables and Fruit  
15 kg. (33 lbs.)  lemon juice. 10 kg. (22 lbs.) celery.
50 kg. (110.2 lbs.) carrots. 25 kg. (55 lbs.) white cabbage.
50 kg. (110.2 lbs.) onions. 200 kg. (440.9 lbs.) mixed fruit.
25 kg. (55 lbs.) red cabbage. 50 kg. (110.2 lbs.) dried bananas.
35 kg. (77.1 lbs.) cauliflower. 10 kg. (22 lbs.) kale.
          Fresh fruit and vegetables can only be obtained when marketing conditions permit.  


Nominal Roll of "U 752"
          (i)  Survivors:  
English Equivalent.
Carlsen, Klaus-Peter Oberleutnant zur See Sub-Lieutenant  7.10.19
Feist, Günter Oberleutnant (Ing.) Sub-Lieutenant (E)   3. 5.20
Kolberg, Werner Obermaschinist Chief Stoker and Chief E.R.A., 1st or 2nd Class. 30. 5.14
Hellmund, Kurt Sanitätsobermaat Acting Sick Beth P.O. 12. 9.17
Quietzsch, Max Bootsmannsmaat Leading Seaman 19. 6.23
Gerstner, Helmut Funkmaat Leading Telegraphist   1. 9.22
Walther, Horst Matrosenobergefreiter Able Seaman  6.12.23
Dubilzig, Fritz Matrosenobergefreiter Able Seaman 23.10.21
Drescher, Rudolf Matrosenobergefreiter Able Seaman   9. 3.24
Parrau, Günther Maschenobergefreiter Stoker, 1st Class   3. 7.22
Junge, Heinz Maschenobergefreiter Stoker, 1st Class   5. 6.23
Oesigmann, Heinz Maschenobergefreiter Stoker, 1st Class 12.11.22
Ruppel, Georg Funkobergefreiter Telegraphist 20. 2.24
Habes, Harro Matrosengefreiter Able Seaman 31. 5.23
Schwenninger, Fritz Matrosengefreiter Able Seaman   8. 9.24
Karch, Heinrich Maschinengefreiter Stoker, 1st Class 23.10.23
Schekierka, Peter Funkgefreiter Telegraphist 26. 6.24
Kreisnbring, Gerhard Matrose I Ordinary Seaman   4. 7.21
Minnieur, Horst Matrose II Stoker, 2nd Class   6.12.22
Officers . .
Chief and Petty Officers . .
Men . .
          (ii)  Casualties:  
English Equivalent.
Schönige, Leutnant zur See Junior Sub-Lieutenant.
Sauken, von Leutnant zur See Junior Sub-Lieutenant.
Reith Oberaschinist Chief Stoker and Chief E.R.A., 1st or 2nd Class.
Rack, Obermaschinist Chief Stoker and Chief E.R.A., 1st or 2nd Class.
Henckel, Anton Obersteuermann C.P.O. (Navigation).
Ippich, Obermaschinemaat Acting Stoker P.O. and E.R.A., 4th Class.
Kern, Obermaschinemaat Acting Stoker P.O. and E.R.A., 4th Class.
Reibert, Karl Obermechanikersmaat Acting P.O. (Leading Torpedoman).
Reuber, Bootsmannsmaat Leading Seaman.
Schroer, Bootsmannsmaat Leading Seaman.
Scheller, Maschinenmaat Leading Stoker and E.R.A., 5th Class.
Albers, Maschinenmaat Leading Stoker and E.R.A., 5th Class.
Schiwik, Maschinenmaat Leading Stoker and E.R.A., 5th Class.
Kylian, Erich Matrosennobergefreiter Able Seaman.
Dobert, Martin Matrosennobergefreiter Able Seaman.
Schwarz, Werner Matrosennobergefreiter Able Seaman.
Gatzge, Gerhard Matrosennobergefreiter Able Seaman.
Fink, Willi Maschinenobergefreiter Stoker, 1st Class.
Schilling, Maschinenobergefreiter Stoker, 1st Class.
Herbergs, Maschinenobergefreiter Stoker, 1st Class.
Stober, Hermann Maschinenobergefreiter Stoker, 1st Class.
Plott, J. Funkobergefreiter Telegraphist.
Divjak, Hans Matrosengefreiter Able Seaman
Reich, Matrosengefreiter Able Seaman.
Thiel, Maschinengefreiter Stoker, 1st Class.
Urban, Maschinengefreiter Stoker, 1st Class.
Weidenfeller, Maschinengefreiter Stoker, 1st Class.
Müller, Heinz Maschinengefreiter Stoker, 1st Class.
Schmidt, Fritz Funkgefreiter Telegraphist.
Daike, Gerhard Mechanikergefreiter Able Seaman (S.T.).
Hamann, Paul Mechanikergefreiter Able Seaman (S.T.).
Lamm, Mechanikergast Ordinary Seaman Torpedoman.
Officers . .
Chief and Petty Officers . .
Men . .
          (iii)  Total Crew:  
Officers . .
Chief and Petty Officers . .
Men . .
(C51273)   500    2/44



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