"Biber" 313, Vlissingen, NL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member André de Montbard
N 51° 26.440 E 003° 34.729
31U E 540229 N 5698989
Quick Description: Restored migdet submarine No. 313 Biber-class in a museum container on the sea dyke of Vlissingen (Flushing).
Location: Zeeland, Netherlands
Date Posted: 1/1/2016 9:13:11 AM
Waymark Code: WMQ71D
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member C4A
Views: 9

Long Description:
The Biber (German for "beaver") was a German midget submarine of the Second World War. Armed with two externally mounted 21-inch (53 cm) torpedoes or mines, they were intended to attack coastal shipping. They were the smallest submarines in the Kriegsmarine.

The Biber was hastily developed to help meet the threat of an Allied invasion of Europe. This resulted in basic technical flaws that, combined with the inadequate training of their operators, meant they never posed a real threat to Allied shipping, despite 324 submarines being delivered. One of the class's few successes was the sinking of the cargo ship Alan A. Dale.

Source: Wikipedia

The number 313 sunk of unknown reasons in 1945 and recovered in 1950 out of the Westerschelde with still a live torpedo and mine on it. The bodies of the crew was still in this sub, too.

In the late 1944s and 1945 this type of migdet subs are used to treaten supply convois. This one is send to attack the shipping to the Port of Antwerpen after Walcheren and the coastal batteries were conquered in November 1944.
Type of vessel: midget submarine "Biber" class, No. 313

Admission? Cost?: 0

Date: 1/1/1945

Hours of use: Not listed

Parking Coordinates: Not Listed

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