The submarine depicted in the following pages is the U 201, commanded by Adalbert Schnee and stationed at Brest for maintenance in 1942.
The conning tower as seen from larboard side. There is a 20-millimeter cannon on the rear platform and one 7.92-millimeter
machine gun on the bridge, along with the two periscopes (for observation and attack) and the circular antenna of the
radio direction finder.
The conning tower as seen from starboard side.
The conning tower as seen from a top-down aft-fore view.
The 88-millimeter deck cannon and the photoengraved deck. The deck and the hull were populated by numerous holes to facilitate
a quicker immersion, but this fashion greatly increased the noise signature and hydrodynamic drag of the submarine while in
The deck cannon as seen from larboard side.
The prow as seen from starboard side. There is an array of acoustic sensors next to the protection of the hydroplane.
The propellers, rudders and rear hydroplanes.
Starboard view of the U 201 showing the ballast tanks.