My wooden shipmodel of the H.M.S. SURPRISE
The idea ...
and the realisation
Yes, I know: there are so many cruel errors: I ignored (bad) plans, I improvised, I forgot sth., I chosed the wrong wood planks etc. pp.
Compare it with a professionally build model here or here.
But I did not want to build a "perfect" boat in the first run, I only wanted to gain experience in model shipbuilding for the future.
Beim naechsten Boot wird alles anders ...
4 plans in scale 1:72 from German WWI submarines, from Bundesarchiv Freiburg, Germany
Download here, 32 MB
cruises of German submarine U-54 in 1916-1918. Phantastic photo quality,
comments in German
German Film from 1917 (!!): Cruise of U-35 - Der magische Gürtel
Spindler: Handelskrieg, 5 vols., 150 MB.
National Archives, Kew. Documents 1914-1919, concerning Room 40 decypherimg and German Submarine Warfare.
ADM 137/3897-3903 - Papers concerning Submarines plus History Sheets. 550 pages, 40 MB
ADM 137/3912-3918 - Submarines Original History Sheets. Around 950 pages, 60 MB
ADM 137/4151-4155 - Submarines, Compiled History Sheets. Around 1450 pages, 75 MB
NA, Kew: Original German Documents from captured or salved German Submarines. Around 300 pages, 38 MB
Diplomatic Decrypts: Zimmermann/Mexico-Telegram, Washington-Berlin messages etc. Around 1430 pages, 120 MB