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German submarine U-1105 'Black Panther'

The naval archaeology of a U-boat

Aaron Stephan Hamilton



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Osprey Publishing
15 July 2019
Now in its final resting place at the bottom of the Potomac River in Maryland, the U-Boat U-1105 is unique among German World War II submarines. Technologically innovative, it was the only U-Boat to conduct a wartime patrol while equipped with the snorkel, GHG Balkon passive sonar and a rubberized coating known as Alberich designed to reduce its acoustic signature and hide from Allied sonar. After the end of World War II, it was the subject of instense testing and evaluation by the Allies, before finally being sunk to the bottom of the Potomac River.

This highly illustrated book uses many new and previously unpublished images to tell the full story of this remarkable U-Boat, evaluating the effectiveness of its late war technologies, document its extensive postwar testing and detail all the features still present on the wreck site today.
By:   Aaron Stephan Hamilton
Imprint:   Osprey Publishing
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Weight:   860g
ISBN:   9781472835819
ISBN 10:   1472835816
Pages:   136
Publication Date:   15 July 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Aaron S. Hamilton is an academically trained historian and keen maritime archaeologist with more than twenty years of experience working with primary source documents related to the last year of World War II. During the past five years he has conducted new archival research into the wartime technical and tactical innovations of German submarines. His previously published military titles include Bloody Streets: The Soviet Assault on Berlin, The Oder Front 1945 series, and Panzergrenadiers to the Front!

Reviews for German submarine U-1105 'Black Panther': The naval archaeology of a U-boat

All in all, this is a most interesting look at a single U-Boat and the many roles it played in a variety of tasks. - Sea Classics

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