U3 Veterans Crew
We are a group of ”old” submariners having the submarine U3 in Malmö as
the common denominator. The crew consists of all possible categories as
conscripts to commanding officers as well as submarine designers
We give guiding tours for visitors to the boat
- We assist the Malmö Museum in documenting the boat and inform on the life of a submarine.
- We assist Malmö Museum in keeping the boat in a good shape utilizing our skill and experience
- We form a group with submarine experience meeting under sociable forms
1987-88 Lars-Olof ”the Shadow” Skoglund from the Naval Museum’s Supporting
Society was approached by Per Winbladh from the Submarine Club of Malmö and
asked to form a crew for the U3. By getting the Submarine U3 Standard
Orders, it became possible get the right man to the right position. One also
succeded to find for instance torpedo technicians, radiomen and sonar
operators. In a few years time we had a full crew and our first commanding
officer in place, Carl Fehrlund. Carl was in his days the most experienced
commanding officer and teacher of submarine officers. He had also assisted
in developing computerized combat control systems.
Rahmberg, Gert Garin, Hans Ellerström and Jonny Ekdal, all from the
Submarine club were given the task together with the Museum’s Supporting
Society to lead the renovation of the U3 and see to that her poor state was
rectified and put her into a ship shape condition.
this brushing up of the boat, museum visitor’s attention increased. Our
enthusiastic first officer, Gert Garin organized public guidance twice a
week. Several members of the crew assisted in these guidings. This activity
has continued since 2000 without interruptions. The crew has now performed
more than 10000 guiding hours for visitors from 135 different nations.
The running upkeep has continued, led by our experienced
members Jan Nordenman and Lars Jeppsson. The Museum’s
personnel has over again
been assisted by crew members in their work on the
There are also internal crew meeting of social nature were
nostalgia and stories flourish. Speeches on submarine
matters are regularly arranged. We also keep contacts with
Guiding on board U3
The guiding is so arranged that three crew members are
posted in different parts of the boat during normal museum
opening hours, twice a week.
We inform on life on board and the technical
equipment and questions are answered
Here Danish visitors are guided by Göte Birkmark. Photo U3 archives.
Special guiding is also performed after agreement between i.e. school
classes, companies and the museum. Please
contact us if you want a special guiding arranged.
U3 veterans celebrating the 10000 guiding hour. Photo U3 archives.
Internal meetings are regularly held on club matters as activities and
organizational questions. There will then often be held speeches on
submarine matters on both actual submarine conditions and on historical
subjects. Storries are
told and memories are exchanged.
The former U3 cook, Göte Lindberg is here playing accordion for his mates. photo U3 archives
Visits are arranged to modern submarines and frequent contacts are taken
with the Swedis Navy submarine division. We also communicate with fellows in
the Norwegian Danish and German counterparts.
Ships numbers 57 Walter Johansson and 56 Kjell Lund on a visit to the submarine Nordkaparen, Gothenburg. Photo U3 archives.