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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


16 Apr
City of Cairo located and silver recovered
After two years of embargo it was revealed just now that City of Cairo, sunk in South Atlantic by U-68 (Merten) in 1942, had been located. From the wreck at the depth of no less than 5150 meters about 50 tons of silver were recovered.

28 Feb
Horst Bredow passed away
On 22 Feb 2015 Mr. Horst Bredow, former U-boat Officer on U-288 and founder and director of the German U-Boot Museum passed away. He was 90 years old. He will be sorely missed.

9 Feb
Ships hit by U-boats crewlist update
Added 682 people on Allied Ships hit by U-boats in WWII. We now have 75,953 people in that database.

15 Jan
U-boat Commander photos
Added or improved photos for 19 German U-boat commanders from WWII. Some really fantastic photos there. See list of recent changes.

24 Dec
Happy holidays
Happy Holidays to everyone! May you and your family have a wonderful time :)

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