Latitude: 52° 27' 38" N Longitude: 4° 34' 36" E
Area use / Military Branches: Submarine and S-boat base
The former Nazi Germany WW2 mini submarine base. In the autumn of 1940 the Germans started building Schnellbootbunker I (SBB I) at the IJmuiden port. There was room for 11 S-boote under a thick concrete roofing. In 1943 it was expanded with Schnellbootbunker II (SBB II) with 14 pens and 4 maintenance docks. Its roofing was appx 5m thick and there was enough room to host appx 1000 kriegsmarine personnel. In september 1944 construction works were ceased because of many bombardments. The first Seehund type XXVII minisub dispatched to IJmuiden in the Nehterlands in december 1944 followed by another 18 by the end of that month. After the war SBB I was torn apart expet of its foundations. SBB II remained intact and is currently an Industrial utility building.
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