Again you haven't even been following attention.
All those preparations that you read about allowed U-123 to undertake an extended deployment from the 23 December, arriving back at Lorient 2 February 1942. She was on station for just 8 days, from 13th January until 21st January. The rest of the time she was in transit.
The Type IXBs had a normal endurance of just under twenty days, By accepting the absolute minimum standards of habitability, and utilizing every piece of available space, in the manner described in the article.
A special operation of the kind you are describing would take longer to get into position, if the U-Boat wanted to avoid detection. It would need to reconoiter the coast where it wanted to make the drop,find a safe anchrage that would allow unloading to occur, and then complete that unloading excercise. Now applying some logic, lets say that takes 8-10 days. There is the original crossing time, say 10 days, and then the deployment phase, say 9 days. You have kept your team cooped up without proper sleep, or food, or rest for about 18 days.
Spies would be set off a week or two prior to the attack to monitor and find the proper landing area along with automated weather & radio stations.
And as for your suggested 10 days of looking through a telescope to see wether the coast is clear, that's just completely ridiculous Parsifal, with or without spies doing all the preliminary work. And then on top of that you're suggesting that it takes NINE days to get the 25 men out of the boat, into rafts and head for shore ??? Parsifal how did you ever come up with that ?
The only one making silly proposals here is you Parsifal, and you're ignorance to the fact that hundreds of boats were on patrols lasting months just proves that.
If you are travelling to Alaska, you are dooming your Boat to a one way mission, and attempting to coop your people up for more than 60 days. in total that means they are incarcerated for more than 70 days.....Jesus, I dont think i have heard a more silly proposal in my life
Ever heard of milkcows ??
Again you demonstrate your complete lack of knowledge on the subject of German U-boats and how they operated.
Despite the photos, which is what I expected, there is insufficient space to carry these troops in any sort of fighting condition, and also carry their equipment, and ensure that the boat can return to safe port. And there are not too many additional spaces to accommodate people or supplies. The pictures of the boat you supplied are of a different subtype not commissioned until the 20 Septmeber 1943, when a lot more attention had been paid by the Germans to habitability standards and endurance . It is not representative of the conditions that existed in the earlier Type IXs. and it should also be noted that this is a photo of a static museum display, where a lot of equipment has been removed for safety reasons. Try achieving that amount of space on an operational Boat. You wont find it
And I do know that U-Boats could be fitted out according to mission profile. Trouble is, what you are suggesting exceeds the endurance parameters for a Type IX B Boat
Let me ask you again: Have you ever heard of Milkcows Parsifal ? Ever wondered how German subs were able to patrol the US & Canadian coasts for weeks, attack and then return all the way home again ??
Fact is what I'm suggesting doesn't even come close to exceeding either the space or endurance parameters of the suggested boats.
So again Parsifal, study the subject before making blanket statements about it.
You've got to be kidding me man! You're just desperately grasping for straws now Parsifal! You obviously don't know what sarcasm or figure of speach is!
As I said earlier, if you are going to argue your case, you should not refer to bunkspaces as "bedrooms". Other spaces are refered to as compartments. They are either cabins or bunk psaces, or a mess. A bedroom is a place that you go to when you are visiting your mother. And a "room" does not exist on a commissioned ship
Parsifal when I say: Used as bedrooms by the crew it is the same as when saying: The men used the three as a toilet or "The men used their rifles as clobs"
But then ofcourse comes to the scene an extreme nitpicker and starts ranting: "Rifles certainly aint clubs! They're firearms!"
Give me a break!