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
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.
Allied events on this day
Added the capability to choose any day of the year to the Allied Events on this day. This makes the pages much more useful. Futher improvements on this are planned.
Sources shown on Allied Warships and Commanders
Starting today we're showing our sources for certain aspects Allied Commanders (ranks, decorations and commands of warships). This will readily show where our source for those details is. Examples include USS Monterey (CVL 26) and Capt. Lester Thomas Hundt, USN. We have always recorded our sources but much of it is primary material and/or personal correspondence not suited to publish. But now we'll publish most of what we can and steadily improve this section. Since both Allied Commanders and Allied Warships were largely created via mass data imports lots of details don't have specific source listed but newer information tends to include it.
U-boat Commander Hornbostel passes away
Former U-boat Commander Kptlt. Klaus Hornbostel (U-806) passed peacefully away on 17 July 2013. He was 97 years old.