Hackensack in Bergen County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
(Means = Seal (Sea-Dog))
—WWII German 2 Man Coastal Defense Submarine —
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
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. Touch 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 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). Touch for a list and map 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 II • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 16, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 433 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 16, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.