The Lorient U-Boote Base
Posted 21 August 2009 - 02:53 PM
from 1941 three huge bunkers shelters were built by the Todt organisation, each new bunker coming with new techniques to counter the allied bombings.
1) Keroman 1 was built first and could hosted the first generation u-Boote
notice the original cammo from 1944
2) Keroman 2 was built next to K1 and hoted bigger subs with better protection. It was connected to K1 but was separated by a 90meter open track that was still vulnerable.
3)K3 was built later with better technology (no open space and 7 meters thick concrete protection instead of three to which was added blue granite imported from Norway .
4) a K4 was planned in 1943 , but never completed . This one even planned a protected railroad station. see open hall on pic below.
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Posted 21 August 2009 - 03:01 PM
Posted 21 August 2009 - 03:51 PM
Posted 21 August 2009 - 03:57 PM
Posted 21 August 2009 - 04:01 PM
Torpedo! Shame on you, eels old boy.
Nice pictures there Skipper, you visiting any more?
Posted 21 August 2009 - 04:08 PM
Posted 21 August 2009 - 04:19 PM
Posted 21 August 2009 - 09:22 PM
I spotted more wreckage in a part of the harbour that was not touched since WWII. I'm not sure whehter these are WWII relics , but they are certainly surrounded by bunkers and other Flak remains.
Posted 21 August 2009 - 09:34 PM
Posted 21 August 2009 - 11:14 PM
i love the little Tobruk....there were so many of them in Normandy, it felt great to go inside them and then stick your head up out of the opening
"people who are not themselves are nobody" - General George S. Patton
Posted 21 August 2009 - 11:21 PM
Posted 21 August 2009 - 11:23 PM
great pic this last one
Posted 22 August 2009 - 08:03 AM
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Posted 22 August 2009 - 10:38 AM
Seems that you, as french countryman can reach authentic treasures inside Keroman.....
Posted 22 August 2009 - 09:15 PM
nah not worth the effort really.
Posted 22 August 2009 - 09:30 PM
Here are a few pictures of the roof of K-3 . Notice the Flak turrets and the bombing bouncing devices. The roof at this point is 7 meter thick and resisted to a massive bombing on August 1944 which included a direct hit on this very roof by a +-5000 kilo Tall boy bomb.
Posted 22 August 2009 - 09:44 PM
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Posted 23 August 2009 - 02:21 AM
"Artillery adds dignity to what would otherwise be a vulgar brawl." - Frederic II of Prussia
"In 9 months and 3 days of combat on the Continent the 949th FA Bn had fired 51,000 rounds of ammunition, approximately 2,550 tons." - Unit History
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