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Hackensack in Bergen County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Seehund

(Means = Seal (Sea-Dog))

 

—WWII German 2 Man Coastal Defense Submarine —

 
Seehund Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 16, 2013
1. Seehund Marker
Inscription.
Normal Displacement: 14.94 Tons
Max Speed: 5.6 kts (Sub), 7.7 kts (Surface)
Range: 300 miles @ 7 kts (Surface)
            63 miles @ 3 kts (Submerged)
Armament: 2 External Loaded 21” Electric
Propultion   Diesel (Surface) 60 hp
                   Electric (Sub) 12 hp
Crew: 2
Dimensions: 39’ – 0” Long, 5’ – 6” Wide

Seehund Type XXVII B Units commissioned U-2251 to U-2295, U-5034 to U-5037, U-5251 to U-5269. 1,284 boats were ordered, 67 were built in 1944-1945. The Seehund was used for shallow water and coastal defense at the end of WWII. Two torpedoes could be launched from external rails on each side of the boat.
 
Location. 40° 52.823′ N, 74° 2.411′ W. Marker is in Hackensack, New Jersey, in Bergen County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of River Street and Bridge Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is located at the New Jersey Naval Museum on the Hackensack River. Marker is at or near this postal address: 78 River Street, Hackensack NJ 07601, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Kaiten Type II (here, next to this marker); PBR Mark II River Patrol Boat (a few steps from this marker); Still on Patrol
Seehund Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 16, 2013
2. Seehund Marker
(a few steps from this marker); Submariners Memorial (a few steps from this marker); USS Gudgeon (SS-211) (a few steps from this marker); Bofor 40 MM Auto Cannon (a few steps from this marker); Polaris A-1 Missle (within shouting distance of this marker); Lark Anti-aircraft Missile (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Hackensack.
 
Also see . . .  New Jersey Naval Museum. (Submitted on April 16, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. War, World IIWaterways & Vessels
 
Seehund at the New Jersey Naval Museum image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 16, 2013
3. Seehund at the New Jersey Naval Museum
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 425 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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