Historic boat model - U-Boot U 1023

   

Ship model German submarine U 1023

    

Scale 1 : 72, length 96 cm, width 12 cm, height 26 cm
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The German submarine U 1023 was launched 15 June 1944. On 7 May 1945 the ship sunk the last allied war ship in the English Channel. On 10 May 1945 it entered Weymouth Harbour. 


The crew were 44 to 57 men, depending on assignment and operating area.
Technical data: Construction type VII C/41; length 67.23 m; width 6.18 m; draught 4.50 m; total height 9.55 m; total displacement 1070 t; design depth 120 m; tested depth 200 m; (calculated) depth for destruction 300 m; diesel tank max. 113 t; battery 2 x 62 cells with 9160 Ah when discharged over 20 hours, weight of batteries 62 t; two diesel engines with 3200 hp in total; weapon systems: a naval gun 37 mm, two double flak 20 mm, 12 torpedoes 533 mm. Operating range 8500 nautical miles at 10 knots or 6100 nm at 12 kn or 3250 nm at 17 kn. Range under water 80 nm at 4 kn or 120 nm at 2 kn.

  
This model of the submarine U 1023 is a fine and beautiful piece of work. The model is made of plastic, set on a wooden board. The model is 1 : 72 scale. Length is 96 cm, width 12 cm (both defined by the board), height is 26 cm.

   

Here is a set of photos of the model.