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HMS Meteorite was an experimental U-boat developed in Germany, scuttled at the end of World War II, subsequently raised and commissioned into the Royal Navy. [1]

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The Admiralty was the organization responsible for the command of the Royal Navy in the Kingdom of England, and later in Great Britain, and until 1964 in the United Kingdom.

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Allgemeine Elektricitäts-Gesellschaft AG (AEG) (German: "General electricity company") was founded as Deutsche Edison-Gesellschaft für angewandte Elektricität in 1883 in Berlin by Emil Rathenau and was a German producer of electrical equipment.

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Air-independent propulsion

Air-independent propulsion (AIP) is any marine propulsion technology that allows a non-nuclear submarine to operate without access to atmospheric oxygen (by surfacing or using a snorkel).

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Barrow-in-Furness (commonly known as Barrow) is a town and seaport in the county of Cumbria, England.

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Bernard & Graefe

Bernard & Graefe is a German book publisher, which since 1991 has been part of the Mönch publishing group.

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Blohm + Voss

Blohm + Voss (also shown historically as Blohm & Voss and Blohm und Voss), is a German shipbuilding and engineering works.

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Captain at sea

Captain at sea is a naval rank corresponding to command of a ship-of-the-line or capital ship.

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Cuxhaven is an independent town and seat of the Cuxhaven district, in Lower Saxony, Germany.

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Deutz AG

Deutz AG is an engine manufacturer, based in Cologne, Germany.

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Diesel engine

The diesel engine (also known as a compression-ignition or 'CI' engine) is an internal combustion engine in which ignition of the fuel that has been injected into the combustion chamber is initiated by the high temperature which a gas achieves when greatly compressed (adiabatic compression).

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Diving plane

Diving planes, also known as hydroplanes, are control surfaces found on submarines which allow the vessel to pitch its bow and stern up or down to assist in the process of submerging or surfacing the boat, as well as controlling depth when submerged.

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Electric motor

An electric motor is an electrical machine that converts electrical energy into mechanical energy.

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Flensburg (Flensborg, Low Saxon: Flensborg, North Frisian: Flansborj, South Jutlandic: Flensborre) is an independent town (kreisfreie Stadt) in the north of the German state of Schleswig-Holstein.

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Friedrich Krupp Germaniawerft

Friedrich Krupp Germaniawerft (often just called Germaniawerft, "Germania shipyard") was a German shipbuilding company, located in the harbour at Kiel, and one of the largest and most important builders of U-boats for the Kaiserliche Marine in World War I and the Kriegsmarine in World War II.

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German Type XVII submarine

The Type XVII U-boats were small coastal submarines which used Hellmuth Walter's high test peroxide propulsion system, which offered a combination of air-independent propulsion and high submerged speeds.

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Hamburg (local pronunciation; Low German/Low Saxon: Hamborg), officially Freie und Hansestadt HamburgConstitution of Hamburg (Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg), is the second largest city in Germany and the eighth largest city in the European Union.

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Hellmuth Walter

Hellmuth Walter (26 August 1900 in Wedel near Hamburg – 16 December 1980 in Upper Montclair, New Jersey) was a German engineer who pioneered research into rocket engines and gas turbines.

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High-test peroxide

High-test peroxide or HTP is a high (85 to 98 percent)-concentration solution of hydrogen peroxide, with the remainder predominantly made up of water.

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Kiel is the capital and most populous city in the northern German state of Schleswig-Holstein, with a population of 240,832 (June 2014).

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The Kriegsmarine (War Navy) was the navy of Nazi Germany from 1935 to 1945.

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Kurt Thoma

Kapitän zur See Otto Kurt Thoma (4 August 1901 in Staufen – 11 April 1971 in Oldenburg) was a Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross (Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes) recipient during World War II.

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Length overall

Length overall, often abbreviated as (LOA, o/a, o.a. or oa) is the maximum length of a vessel's hull measured parallel to the waterline.

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Nazi Germany

Nazi Germany or the Third Reich (Drittes Reich) are common English names for the period of history in Germany from 1933 to 1945, when it was a dictatorship under the control of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party (NSDAP).

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Oberleutnant zur See

Oberleutnant zur See (OLt zS or OLZS in the German Navy, Oblt.z.S. in the Kriegsmarine) is traditionally the first and highest Lieutenant grade in the German Navy.

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Potsdam Conference

The Potsdam Conference was held at Cecilienhof, the home of Crown Prince Wilhelm Hohenzollern, in Potsdam, occupied Germany, from 17 July to 2 August 1945.

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Royal Navy

The Royal Navy (RN) is the United Kingdom's principal naval warfare force.

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Ship commissioning

Ship commissioning is the act or ceremony of placing a ship in active service, and may be regarded as a particular application of the general concepts and practices of project commissioning.

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A submarine is a watercraft capable of independent operation underwater.

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A supercharger is an air compressor that increases the pressure or density of air supplied to an internal combustion engine.

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The modern torpedo is a self-propelled weapon with an explosive warhead, launched above or below the water surface, propelled underwater towards a target, and designed to detonate either on contact with its target or in proximity to it.

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Torpedo tube

A torpedo tube is a cylinder shaped device for launching torpedoes.

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U-boat is the anglicised version of the German word U-Boot, a shortening of Unterseeboot, literally "undersea boat".

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Vickers was a famous name in British engineering that existed through many companies from 1828 until 1999.

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World War II

World War II (WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, though related conflicts began earlier.

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German submarine U 1407, German submarine U-1407, German submarine U1407, U 1407, U-1407, U1407, Unterseeboot 1407.


[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Meteorite

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