Sunday, 13 August 2017

Danish submarine Dykkeren fitted out with wireless radio station according to the Dutch magazine Marineblad dated 1911-1912 no. 3

An item reported that the Danish submarine Dykkeren was fitted out by a firm of Berlin, Germany with a wireless radio station. The tests were until then performed very well. The air network was connected to two 7 metres high masts, which masts could be folded on the deck. A range of 85 kilometres was guaranteed but it was possible to signal over a distance of 150 kilometres. Next were tests while she was submerged to be executed.(1)

1. Launched by Fiat San Giorgio Shipyard, La Spezia, Italy on 18 July 1909, commissioned on 29 September 1909, sunk during an training on 9 October 1916, salvaged in 13 October 1916, decommissioned on 13 June 1917 and sold to be broken up.