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Seems highly unlikely. Yes the earlier boats would have discharged from the head to the ocean without a holding tank ( but definitely not when you are trying to run silently) but the arrangement of levers cant have allowed a direct outlet to the sea. I understand the lever operations was tricky and could result in the compressed air 'blowing back' (as you needed compressed air to counter outside water pressure)I looked at Google books and found 'Submarine: An anthology of firsthand accounts of the war under the sea, 1939-45'. No need to cover every detail! but they described it thus ' Even on the surface it was necessary to manipulate 7 valves in sequence to blow the head overboard'
Hi ZtevYes the otherwise well made German U-Boats had the complex toilet vulnerability.RegardsPete
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