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Submarine - upper deck rudder?!
« on: August 10, 2023, 01:27:24 pm »


This photo popped up on The History Guy's - Ramming U-Boats During the Great War:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F76xG5ObwXQ&t=34s



Note the upper rudder on the deck
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Re: Submarine - upper deck rudder?!
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2023, 10:39:36 am »

you know that these vessels are a pig to turn so I would assume they would put a rudder wherever they could, look at the Russian vessels i.e Typhoon and Kursk
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Re: Submarine - upper deck rudder?!
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2023, 07:48:19 pm »

Control surfaces forward of the prop, hydrodynamically cleaner, but response would have been much poorer than the majority of subs of that era where the control surfaces were usually mounted aft of the prop and thus within the wash.
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