Jürgen Rohweder / Peter Neumann
Quieter deeper, faster
Innovations in German Submarine Construction
Today, German submarine technologies count among the leaders in the world. The Germans were not the first to have introduced submarines into their navy, but it wasn’t long before the most technically demanding boats were being designed and built in German shipyards – a pursuit which has always involved ground breaking innovations and continues to this day.
The documentation Quieter, deeper, faster – Innovations in German submarine construction by Jürgen Rohweder and Peter Neumann is dedicated to the innovative power of Germany in this field: from the vision of the submarine boom, which has long been ridiculed as a technical curiosity, to first dive boats around the turn of the century, up to the start of the construction of the first operational German submarines at Krupp Germaniawerft and the modern fuel cell submarine classes HDW 212A and HDW 214 of ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems.
But also, the submarine technologies of tomorrow or the HDW classes 210mod and 216, which so far only exist on paper, can be found in the extraordinary compilation. In addition to explaining the different application profiles of current boats, the work also contains a list of all submarines built in Germany in 1945.
The 172-page documentation is completed by 130 illustrations – including numerous, impressive photographs by the internationally renowned sea photographer Peter Neumann. A new standard work that should certainly not be missing in any U-submarine book collection.
About the author
Jürgen Rohweder is a historian and journalist with a broad maritime background. As the long-time company spokesman for an international shipyard group, member of a maritime advisory group and chairman of a nautical club, his personal observations have afforded him a deep understanding of German
submarine construction, current issues in maritime economic and security policies, naval and merchant shipping, and the contemporary maritime scene.
Peter Neumann is one of the most prestigious international maritime photographers. He broke new ground with his yacht photography and influenced a whole generation of photographers. With his impressive pictures, he has created monuments for merchant and naval ships, their shipyards, maritime transport in general – and the DGzRS, the German Maritime Search and Rescue Service. He is equally gifted as a book designer. Numerous volumes featuring yachts, ships, shipyards, lifeboats and the German Navy owe their unique contents to him.
Titel: Quieter deeper, faster
Untertitel: Innovations in German Submarine Construction
Seitenzahl: 172 Seiten
Format: 26 x 24 cm
Abbildungen: zahlreiche Farb-Abbildungen
Einband: gebunden mit Schutzumschlag
Erscheinungstermin: April 2017