Captured by United States, May 1945. Sunk by torpedo, 26 February 1976. 3,250 metric tons of loaded displacement. 2,710 metric tons of standard displacement. 100.5 m (329 ft 9 in) o/a.
99.8 m (327 ft 5 in) w/l. 13.55 m (44 ft 5 in). 4.63 m (15 ft 2 in). 2 × Krupp 8-cylinder diesel engines. 18.3 knots (33.9 km/h; 21.1 mph).
3 × 10.5 cm (4 in) SK C/24 guns. 2 × single 2 cm Flak 30 anti-aircraft guns. 3 × 10.5 cm SK C/32 guns. 2 × single 3.7 cm M42U AA guns. 3 × single 2 cm Flak 38 AA guns.2 × single Bofors 40 mm AA guns. 1 × quadruple Oerlikon 20 mm cannon. 4 × single Bofors 40 mm AA guns. In 1935 she became tender to the Weddigen Flotilla (later the 1st U-boat Flotilla), commanded by Fregattenkapitän Karl Dönitz, in Kiel. On 6 October 1937, she was transferred to the Saltzwedel Flotilla (2nd U-boat Flotilla) at Wilhelmshaven.
Saar was sailed by a German crew to Cherbourg, where on 17 January 1948 the vessel was recommissioned as Gustave Zédé (A641) of the French Navy. The main armament was retained, but the anti-aircraft guns were replaced by two single Bofors 40 mm guns and a quadruple Oerlikon 20 mm cannon. After sea trials, she received further modifications, and on 13 May 1949 arrived at her new home port of Toulon, where the Groupe d'Action Sous-Marine (GASM), the French submarine command, was based.She accompanied submarines in a large number of manoeuvres and training cruises, and also took part in the operations at Suez in 1956, transported relief supplies to Agadir after the 1960 earthquake, and took part in the evacuation of Bizerte in 1961. She was refitted at Marseille in 1951, receiving upgrades to her mast, armament (two additional 40 mm Bofors were fitted) and electronics, at Toulon in 1955 (armament, electronics), and at Sidi Abdallah/Menzel Bourguiba in 1958/59 (bridge, electronics). On 15 February 1971 Gustave Zédé was transferred to the Fleet Reserve, and on 29 June 1971, was renumbered Q481. The wreck lies at a depth of 2,150 metres (7,053 ft 10 in). The bell weighs approximately 10Kg. Height including fixing is about 11. Diameter at bottom of bell 9 3/4. PLEASE SEE PHOTOS WHICH HELP FORM ITEM DESCRIPTION. The item "SHIPS BELL From SAAR The First Submarine Tender Of The German Kriegsmarine WW2" is in sale since Thursday, December 2, 2021.
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