Talk:HMS Venturer (P68)

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Don't think this is U-Class[edit]

GOing on the name alone, I would suggest this submarine was V-Class rather than U-Class. I know wikipedia currently lacks such as category but going by naming convention if nothing else, it seem improbable that this was a U-class boat - PocklingtonDan 20:15, 20 December 2006 (UTC)

Absolutely right! —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 87.180.109.78 (talk) 08:19, 23 April 2007 (UTC).

Correct in this case - Venturer was V-Class, but as a general warning DON'T go on name alone, because four U-Class had "V" names - Varangian, Vandal, Varne (of January 1943) and Vox (of January 1943) - while seven V-Class had "U" names - Upshot and Urtica, plus five others which were cancelled. Just to add to the confusion, the above-mentioned Varne and Vox were swiftly transferred to the Free Norwegigian and Free French Navies respectively and renamed Ula and Curie, and new submarines then building were given the same names - and these replacements Vox (of September 1943) and Varne (of February 1944) were of the V-class. Rif Winfield 14:01, 29 August 2007 (UTC)

Periscope?[edit]

Instead of telescope, last word of antepenultimate paragraph. Ricky cosmos 18:42, 21 July 2007 (UTC)

Agree. Have altered. Galloglass 18:55, 21 July 2007 (UTC)

Torpedo Time[edit]

Article says 4 minutes, yet TV show "U-864: Hitler's Last Secret" says 2 minutes. ?? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 68.148.255.247 (talk) 16:58, 14 September 2009 (UTC)


Fire Control[edit]

This article makes mention of solving a 3D targetting problem, this is not the same as a 2D surface target problem that was typical for WW2 and I shall make a note of this in the article. Damwiki1 (talk) 05:02, 19 October 2009 (UTC)

U-771 or U-864[edit]

There seems to be a contradiction at the beginning of the article. It says the Venturer sunk the U-771 then the article only mentions U-864 from then on. Which is correct? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 122.18.217.131 (talk) 15:52, 22 March 2010 (UTC)