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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. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 40° 52.823′ N, 74° 2.411′ W. Marker was in Hackensack, New Jersey, in Bergen County. Marker could be reached from the intersection of River Street and Bridge Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located at the New Jersey Naval Museum on the Hackensack River. Marker was 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 location. Kaiten Type II (was here, next to this marker but has been reported missing. ); PBR Mark II River Patrol Boat
Seehund Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 16, 2013
2. Seehund Marker
(was a few steps from this marker but has been reported missing. ); Still on Patrol (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 (was within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing. ); Lark Anti-aircraft Missile (was within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing. ). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hackensack.
 
Regarding Seehund. The USS Ling Museum has been closed due to Hurricane Sandy damage. Virtually every marker has been removed and any remaining displays, including USS Ling, are in derelict condition.
 
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
The abandoned U.S.S. Ling Museum site image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, July 11, 2017
4. The abandoned U.S.S. Ling Museum site
The USS Ling Museum has been closed due to Hurricane Sandy damage. Virtually every marker has been removed and any remaining displays, including USS Ling, are in derelict condition.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 21, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 16, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 449 times since then and 58 times this year. Last updated on September 18, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 16, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   4. submitted on September 20, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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