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WOTA: U-Boat Compass

By Mark Hessburg

This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.


This is a working detailed 3D-Simulation of a U-Boat compass used on German Type VII U-Boats during World War 2.
This App uses artwork from the upcoming mobile submarine simulation "WOTA: Wolves of the Atlantic“ and was developed in cooperation with the Technical Museum U 995 of the German Naval Association. In addition, the app comes with a short animated tour detailing the compass installations aboard Type VII submarines.

- Compass assisted by the gyroscope.
- High resolution 360° panorama of U 995’s command room. Take a virtual look around by moving your device.
- Look at the compass from different angles by moving your device (lockable). Use pinch to zoom gesture to resize it.
- Animated information tour with 3D models of a Type VII U-Boat and its command room.
- Choose your compass case color: Black, Gray, Brass or Transparent.
- Outer (360°) and inner (10°) compass ring, just like on a typical naval compass.
- Angle of List indicator.
- Rate of Turn indicator.
- Speedometer (requires built-in GPS.)
- Latitude and longitude (requires built-in GPS or Wi-Fi network connection.)
- Different units (knots, km/h, mph, ROT per second or per minute.)

Important: like all compass apps, this app is based on the built-in compass chip. Please don’t use this app for critical applications like real world navigation

What's New in Version 1.0.3

Fixed an issue with fonts in iOS 9


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Customer Reviews

Top notch

This is truly a great product and a small taste of the high quality sim that WOTA will be. I’m pumped for this sim, Can’t wait!

Keep up the great work Mark,
5 stars well deserved :)


This gyrocompass is like the one on my dredge boat built in 1944 works like the real one love get this

100 MB

100 MB download. For a compass?

WOTA: U-Boat Compass
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $0.99
  • Category: Navigation
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.0.3
  • Size: 353 MB
  • Languages: English, German
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone and iPad.

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