Photos B-515 Hamburg
Photos B-515 Hamburg

Photos - B-515 submarine Hamburg

The B-515 (now renamed U-434), a Soviet Tango class submarine was bought by a Hamburg company and converted into a museum ship. All of its original equipment is still on board so visitors get a very good idea what serving on a Soviet submarine would be like. Comtourist was in town and took the change to look around on the former Spy submarine.

Almost all the original equipment to operate the submarine and some of the weapon systems are still in place. Stairs lead visitors down into front torpedo room were dummy dolls and real torpedoes are used to create a lively atmosphere. Small hedges separate the different compartments like the crew compartments, officers mess, diesel and electric engine rooms, galley and the control room. The tour through the submarine gives a real good impression what it would be like to live and work in the confined room of a submarine. The museum also includes a building with some photos of the conversion from War vessel to museum, welding tools, a torpedo en some other exhibits. A souvenir shop sells U-434 postcards and general submarine souvenirs.

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The U-434 museum submarine docked in the Hamburg harbour

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Comtourist editor happy to visit the B-515 Submarine in Hamburg

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The bow of the Hamburg B-515 Tango class Museum submarine

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Front rudder on the bow of the B-515 Tango class submarine

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Escape hatch on the bow of the B-515 Tango class submarine

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The B-515 in Hamburg renamed U434 by the new German owners

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B-515 sail with various communication and navigation devices

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The sail seen from the bow of the Tango class submarine

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The sail seen from the stern of the Tango class submarine

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Hatch to load torpedo’s on the stern of the B-515 Tango submarine

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The entrance of the B-515 welded on when it became a museum

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Torpedo launch tubes in the front torpedo room of the B-515

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The entrance of the B-515 museum submarine in the Torpedo room

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Torpedo crew in the front section of the B-515 submarine

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Hatch from the torpedo room to the submarine living quarters

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