The U-boat war in Maps

North American Coast

This is the battleground of Operation Drumbeat in 1942 and the continued German U-boat strikes throughout the war. This map does not include the boats scuttled there post-war.

U-boats lost off the US coast

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1942. 1943. 1944. 1945.

Click on any marker to see the boat's number. Left double-click to zoom-in. Right double-click to zoom-out.

20 German U-boats lost off the US coast. The red line shows the approximate route for the North Atlantic convoys. See our larger map for the Cape Hatteras.

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