The What's New Archive
15:07 - Added 2 Knights Cross winners
Kptlt. Hans Werner Kraus (Cdr. of U-83 & U-199) and
Ltn. Walter Kaeding which rode on U-123 for nearly 700 days on patrol
15:07 - Added a page on the convoy battle for HX-65. This is our 5th convoy battle page.
15:06 - Added convoy systems pages for AS and BC convoys. Both of those had only one intercepted convoy during the war. We now have pages on 8 convoy routes during the war.
15:10 - Added the Knights Cross winner Krvkpt. Wilhelm Rollmann (commander of U-34).
15:08 - Added a page on the convoy battle for HX-79. This is our 4th convoy battle page.
01:24 - Did a major work on the Books pages. Introduced two new language pages, French and Italian and improved the Other Languages page. Added 1 Finnish book, 1 english and 9 Italian books to the system.
15:11 - Added 5 Knights Cross winning U-boat officer pages;
Kptlt. Horst von Schroeter (commander of U-123),
Krvkpt. Otto Schuhart (commander of U-29),
Krvkpt. Gunter Jahn (commander of U-596)
Kptlt. Hans-Hartwig Trojer (commander of U-221) and
Kptlt. Erich Zürn (LI on U-48).
Now we have 55 U-boat personnel pages here.
15:10 - Added a great page with 6 Illustrations of U-boat officers.
15:12 - Added the emblem of U-1105 (the Black Panther) to its page.
01:24 - Added U-701 to the boats in Dive into History pages. She was discovered in 1989 of Cape Hatteras, USA by a team led by Uwe Lovas. Now there are 6 U-boat dive sites on the US coast listed.
15:13 - The major work of porting the site between the two servers starts. This took me roughly 2 days and it left no pages untouched at some point.
Below this date is stuff we did on the old server.
19:55 - Added 3 Knights Cross winning commander pages, Paul Brasack (U-737), Alfred Eick (U-510) and Ulrich Heyse (U-128). Now we have over 51 U-boat personnel pages here.
19:55 - U-Web is now in CODE-FREEZE mode. What this means is that I'm now starting to make the necessary changes to it for the new domain due to be launched on May 1. Thus, there will probably be no further updates here as the work I have to do is fairly complex and I need to concentrate on it. If you'd like to test the new domain for me the just give me a shout ok? :)
19:56 - Added 3 Knights Cross winning commander pages, Wilhelm Dommes, Herbert Kuppisch and Ernst Mengersen. Now we have over 48 U-boat personnel pages here.
19:56 - Fixed 2 bugs on the Knights Cross page, two men aparently got their Cross after the end of the war, this has been fixed :)
19:57 - Added a page on KrvKpt. Werner Hartenstein of U-156 and the Laconia Incident
19:56 - Made some small improvements to the Flotilla pages of the 12th, 22nd and 33rd flotillas.
01:24 - Added 13 Foreign U-boats to our U-boat Index. We now have 1167 U-boat files here.
19:59 - Added two more convoy routes to our Convoy System pages. These were the HX and RA convoys. These pages list all intercepted and attacked convoys in the war. Already we have a detailed list of 127 convoys attacked on 6 of the 94 routes attacked.
19:58 - Added a page on the first Convoy Battle, U-31's attack on OB-4 in September 1939. Also updated the U-31 page slightly in the process.
19:57 - Added the book Trop loin de Berlin; des Allemands au Canada, 1939-1946 to the French section of the Other Languages booklist. Now there are 24 French books listed
01:24 - Added Kattegat to the Dive into History page. The areas scuba sites include at least U-251 since 1993.
20:00 - I've added Two new websites for Das Boot to the News & Events page.
20:00 - Worked a bit on the Type XB U-boat profiles.
20:00 - Extensive error checking and debugging, some 100 broken links found which constitute well below 0.01% of the total link number. I can live with that :) The site should now be as perfectly functional as it will ever be.
20:01 - Revised the fates and profiles of 5 U-boats, U-3041, U-3035, U-1105, U-416 and U-1277.
01:24 - Updated the U-boat Fates page. I am also slowly updating the U-boats sunk in 1943 into a new layout with more information per boat.
20:04 - Improved the Other language booklist. Added the 1941 Swedish edition of Prien's Scapa Flow book.
20:03 - Updated the U-Web's Crew page.
20:03 - Updated the New Domain and the guide on how to Get in touch with me.
20:03 - Added a small disclaimer to the Top 20 Commanders, also added the total number of ships and tonnage sunk by these commanders.
20:03 - Added information on the Marine Museum at Laboe, Germany (including the opening hours) to the U-995 page.
20:02 - The U-96 and U-843 pages were rewritten.
20:02 - Put a small news about two modern German U-boats on their way to US east coast to the News & Events.
20:04 - Uploaded 381 webpages in a massive bug hunting, spell check and small cosmetic changes. 99% of these files were part of the U-boat profiles
In addition to the items shown here above we made some 34 additions or changes in our databases during April 1997.