The Announcement Board

This is uboat.net's "melting pot" of news and announcements that touch upon our subject. This could be just about anything, we'll let this one sort of write itself as time passes on.

Please note that we've not formally collected stories here over the last few years so this may be a bit odd right now, but this will be a standard section from now on and duly updated.

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2013

U-580 discovered in Baltic of Memel (Klaipeda) - (4 Jul 2013 - 09:05)

The wreck of German U-boat U-580 has been located of Memel (now Klaipeda in Lithuania)

U-580 (Kuhlmann) was 11 Nov, 1941 in the Baltic Sea near Memel, in position 55.45N, 20.40E, after a collision with the target ship Angelburg.

More information:
http://www.welt.de/geschichte/zweiter-weltkrieg/article117689276/Wrack-von-U-580-in-der-Ostsee-vor-Litauen-entdeckt.html (includes a video of the wreck).

2012

Wreck of U-550 discovered off Nantucket, USA - (28 Jul 2012 - 23:09)

The wreck of U-550 has been discovered of Nantucket, USA. The boat was sunk by American destroyer escorts on 16 April 1944. The discovery was made by a privately-funded team led by New Jersey lawyer Joe Mazraani who explains "they have been looking for the boat for over 20 years".

Read more:
boston.com. German World War II sub discovered off Nantucket
Foxnews.com. Explorers find downed German U-Boat off Massachusetts nearly 70 years after it sank
nbcnews.com. Divers find sunken German U-boat off Massachusetts coast

2010



U-864 to undergo further research before possible raising (6 Mar 2010)

2009


HMS E18 found (24 Oct 2009)
U 40 from WWI has been located (6 Apr 2009)
U-864 to be raised after all (31 Jan 2009)

2008


U-19 U-20 and U-23 found off Turkey (7 Feb 2008)
U-534 being broken up into 4 pieces (6 Feb 2008)

2007


A diver died while filming the U-778 (13 Oct 2007)
U-2359 has been found (8 Oct 2007)
U-778 to be raised? (20 Aug 2007)
Soviet WWII submarine SC-305 discovered (3 Jul 2007)
U-864 not fully located yet? (3 Mar 2007)
Lothar-G√ľnther Buchheim has passed away (1 Mar 2007)

2006


U-864 in the news again (21 Dec 2006)
U-534\'s future in doubt (22 Jan 2006)

2005


U-455 located off Genoa, Italy (23 Oct 2005)
U-864 off Norway - wreck photos! (6 Oct 2005)
U-869's final fate discovered (23 Jul 2005)
U-864 possibly raised off Norway (9 Jun 2005)
U-602 reported as found off Ibiza (8 Apr 2005)
Japanese sub U-401 found off Oahu, Hawaii (22 Mar 2005)
U-864 recovery plans due on May 20th (5 Mar 2005)
U-505 project in Chicago on schedule (3 Mar 2005)

2004


U-215 has been located (16 Jul 2004)
U-505 being moved (12 Apr 2004)

2003


Wreck of UB-88 discovered (18 Nov 2003)
U-864 discovered by Norwegian vessel KNM Tyr (21 Oct 2003)
U 93 from WWI found! (8 Aug 2003)
Kurt Baberg passed away on 31 Mar 2003 (17 Jun 2003)
Kptlt. Heinz Franke passed away (21 Apr 2003)
U-767 located (26 Mar 2003)
6 Biber midget submarines located in Norway (22 Mar 2003)

2002


Wreck of Ark Royal located (19 Dec 2002)
U-505 to have its original periscope back (14 Sep 2002)
Operation Deadlight Dives II (2 May 2002)
Seehund recovery off Holland (14 Mar 2002)
U-176 found? (11 Jan 2002)

2001


US Navy re-assesses USS Eagle 56 (1 Sep 2001)
U-869 memorial dive (5 Aug 2001)
Lt Cdr Ronald 'Pluto' Westlake has passed away (1 Aug 2001)
Operation Deadlight U-boat dives completed (27 Jul 2001)
U-309 found by divers? (6 Jul 2001)
Operation Deadlight U-boat dives (23 Jun 2001)
U-166 wreck located (9 Jun 2001)
Two Seehund boats recovered in the Baltic (31 May 2001)
U-boat found off Norway (24 May 2001)
Over 400 pictures of U-564 found in England (15 Mar 2001)
The wreck of U-297 located (12 Mar 2001)
New Biography of Otto Kretschmer (1 Mar 2001)

2000


Freiherr Hans-Diedrich von Tiesenhausen has passed away (17 Aug 2000)
Klaus Bargsten has passed away (13 Aug 2000)
G√ľnther Krech has passed away (3 Jun 2000)
Movie U-571 released in US (21 Apr 2000)

1999


Das Boot on CD (22 Dec 1999)
German submarines in Western Atlantic (2 Apr 1999)
Hans Goebeler has passed away (8 Mar 1999)
U-boats heading westwards again (28 Feb 1999)

1998


U-Who confirmed as U-869? (7 May 1998)

1997


Erich Topp in America (22 Dec 1997)
U-869 located of New Jersey? (11 Nov 1997)
U-505 needs repairs (11 Nov 1997)
Das Boot European Releases (11 Nov 1997)
Molch discovered near Stavanger, Norway (13 Oct 1997)
The U-boats in Washington (9 Jun 1997)
The U-boats heading Westward (1 Jun 1997)
The Das Boot website (10 Apr 1997)
German U-boats on the way to America! (5 Apr 1997)