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The [[Kriegsmarine]] first viewed the snorkel as a means to take fresh air into the boats but saw no need to run the diesel engines underwater. However, by 1943 more U-boats were being lost, so the snorkel was retrofitted to the [[Type VII U-boat|VIIC]] and [[Type IX U-boat|IXC]] classes and designed into the new [[Type XXI U-boat|XXI]] and [[Type XXIII U-boat|XXIII]] types.
 
The [[Kriegsmarine]] first viewed the snorkel as a means to take fresh air into the boats but saw no need to run the diesel engines underwater. However, by 1943 more U-boats were being lost, so the snorkel was retrofitted to the [[Type VII U-boat|VIIC]] and [[Type IX U-boat|IXC]] classes and designed into the new [[Type XXI U-boat|XXI]] and [[Type XXIII U-boat|XXIII]] types.
   
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The first Kriegsmarine boat to be fitted with a snorkel was [[German submarine U-58 (1939)|''U-58'']] which experimented with the equipment in the Baltic Sea during the summer of 1943. Boats began to use it operationally in early 1944, and by June 1944 about half of the boats stationed in the French bases had snorkels fitted.
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The first Kriegsmarine boat to be fitted with a snorkel was [[German submarine U-58 (1939)|''U-58'']] which experimented with the equipment in the Baltic Sea during the summer of 1943. Boats began to use it operationally in early 1944, and by June 1944 about half of the boats stationed in the [[France|French]] bases had snorkels fitted.
   
 
On [[Type VII U-boat]]s the snorkel folded forward and was stored in a recess on the port side of the hull, while on the [[Type IX U-boat|IX Types]] the recess was on the starboard side. The [[Type XXI U-boat|XXI]] and [[Type XXIII U-boat|XXIII]] types both had telescopic masts that rose vertically through the [[conning tower]] close to the periscope.
 
On [[Type VII U-boat]]s the snorkel folded forward and was stored in a recess on the port side of the hull, while on the [[Type IX U-boat|IX Types]] the recess was on the starboard side. The [[Type XXI U-boat|XXI]] and [[Type XXIII U-boat|XXIII]] types both had telescopic masts that rose vertically through the [[conning tower]] close to the periscope.

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