Submarine U 17 transport from Kiel through the Kiel Canal on April 29, 2023 and further via Rotterdam into the Rhine to the Sinsheim Museum of Technology in Baden-Württemberg.
Last voyage for the U 17, a class 206 A submarine of the German Navy, which was decommissioned in 2006. This is where the long journey for the 48.6 meter long and 4.6 meter wide submarine U 17 starts in Kiel on a pontoon and the two tugboats Teddy and Noorcat. The U 17 is expected to arrive at the Technology Museum in Sinsheim at the end of May, i.e. in about a month, and will be presented there to museum visitors in future.
U 17 was built by HDW in Kiel and entered service with the Navy on November 28, 1973. On June 30, 2021, U17 was transferred from Wilhelmshaven to the ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) shipyard in Kiel, where the weapon systems and batteries were removed. The submarine was towed on a pontoon from Kiel through the Kiel Canal to Rotterdam, then via the Waal and Rhine to Speyer. From there, it will be transported overland to the Sinsheim Museum of Technology.
Photos U 17 in Kiel on April 29, 2023
There are more photos in the picture gallery U-Boot U 17. Recorded on April 29, 2023 in Kiel on the Kiel Fjord and on the shore of the Kiel Canal in Kiel-Wik. Numerous spectators did not miss this historic event and watched from the shore of the Kiel Canal as the submarine U17 was towed from Kiel to Brunsbüttel through the Kiel Canal.