Diary November 14, 1943

U 1407 Walter Turbine

‘U-1407’ is a later boat of Type XVIIB with Walter turbine.

WW2 War Diary for Sunday, November 14, 1943:

Sea War

Germany: U-794 (Type XVIIA) , world’s first ‘true submarine‘ enters service at Kiel; powered by the Walter hydrogen peroxide/fuel oil turbine. Unfortunately, the sub’s phenomenal performance is marred by serious unsolved technical problems.

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