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 ï¿½ 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
Photos of Allied Commanders
Added photos of 59 Allied Commanders thanks for our readers who submitted them.
Allied Warships wartime histories page
Just added a new page showing all our Allied Warships with full wartime histories. This is a easier way to find the warships which have been upgraded to list great info on patrols, maps and so on.
Server upgrade on uboat.net
I upgraded the server to more memory and faster processing (and some smaller tuning). Overall we should be faster and better. The site was down for about 25 minutes while this went through, sorry about that it was worth it :)
U-boat found off Norway
The wreck of German U-boat U-486, sunk in April 1945, has been found at depth of 250 meters off Bergen, Norway. The boat was found during oil pipe work by Statoil. More info on the find. The boat is about 2 km off the wreck of U-864, a boat that has caused much trouble in recent years due to its big cargo of highly toxic mercury. Also read up on U-486's commander, Oblt. Gerhard Meyer, one of the most capable U-boat commanders at the end of the war.
Today the site was down for almost 5 hours due to hardware problems at my host (which hosts many other sites). Migration to a new machine/server took some time and I just got the server running again. This is the first real problem for 2 years or so - I've been very happy with the host.