Neger German Suicide Minisubmarine WWII 3D Model
By Digital Artist: DeEspona
Neger was a German kontkorst-carrying miniature submarine, a so called human torpedo. The vessel was used by the Kriegsmarine between 1943 and 1945. The name was taken from the constructor of the manned torpedo, Richard Mohr, ('mohr' is German for moor, and 'mohr' was an old-fashion polite term for 'neger', the German word for 'negro').
The vessel weighed 2.75 tons and carried one torpedo. They could travel for 48 nautical miles at 4 knots surfaced.
About 200 vessels of this type was manufactured in 1944. The first Neger vessels entered service in March 1944. However, the Neger turned out to very hazardous for its crew and up to 80% of the crews were killed. In return one cruiser, one destroyer, and three Catherine Class BAMS minesweepers were sunk in 1944 with the weapon.
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