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Warship Class - Type XXI - Submarine
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NameType XXI
Primary CountryGermany (Details)
PeriodWorld War II
Number Planned1,170
Number Completed119
First Commisioned1943
Last Year Active1982
Other Nationsnone

History: Type XXI U-boats, also known as "Elektroboote" (German: "electric boat"), were a class of German diesel-electric submarines designed during the Second World War. They were the first submarines designed to operate primarily submerged, rather than as surface ships that could submerge as a means to escape detection or launch an attack. The submarines were rushed into production prematurely, and all of those built suffered from significant defects. As a result, only four of the submarines were completed during the war. The design proved influential, however, with other navies adopting features pioneered in the Type XXI following the Second World War.
Type: Submarine
Primary Country:
Germany is a Western European country with a landscape of forests, rivers, mountain ranges and North Sea beaches. It has over 2 millennia of history. Berlin, its capital, is home to art and nightlife scenes, the Brandenburg Gate and many sites relating to WWII. Munich is known for its Oktoberfest and beer halls, including the 16th-century HofbrÀuhaus. Frankfurt, with its skyscrapers, houses the European Central Bank.

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Item created by: Lethe on 2019-03-20 12:17:41. Last edited by gdm on 2019-05-12 14:52:20

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