On this site you will find all the German U-boats of both World Wars, their commanding officers and operations including all Allied ships attacked, technological information and much more. You can also browse our large photo gallery and thousands of U-boat books and movies. While hundreds of U-boats were lost some of the boats are preserved as museums today.
We also have a huge section covering the Allied forces and their struggle with the U-boat threat - not to mention the Pacific war. Included there are all the Allied Warships and thousands of Allied Commanding officers from all the major navies (US Navy, Royal Navy, ...) plus technical pages and information on the air forces.
What's new on this site
Commander has passed awey
Former U-boat Commander, Kptlt. Thilo Bode (U-858) passed away on 3 Jan 2014 in Munich, Germany. He was 95 years old.
Enigma code simulator
The Enigma World Code Group has just launched a new site which should interest all who have wondered about the German Engima code machine. Check them out at http://www.EnigmaWorldCodeGroup.com.
All site maps totally rewriten
In mid December I launched the totally overhauled maps based on the newer Google Maps 3 API. The new maps are more efficient and give us more possibilities to further develop them. This was a major process but we're much better off now :) Examples include U-31 (sunk twice) and U-boats sunk by Allied subs. See more at the main maps page.
U-boat emblems vastly improved
I have spent the last few weeks adding all the images not yet with an image to the Emblem database. This was a major project but now all U-boat emblems should be included. 913 emblems are shown on 847 U-boats. 310 of those have actual image to show the emblems, 603 more emblems have been described to help explain them. Our interesting Coat of Arms emblem page is now much improved but there are still a few we're not sure about.
Wreck of German U-boat U-168 found
According to this story in the Die Welt the U-168 has been found in the Indian Ocean.