The What's New Archive
20:28 - Updated the Upcoming pages, there you can find out about few of the things we're working on.
01:24 - Installed the first 7-pages into the new U-boat Bases section, those include all the bases in France during the war.
20:28 - Added 6 Dutch books to the Other Languages page of the booklist, thanks to Tom den Boer and one english book (U-505) to the English listing.
20:29 - Added a photo of the Seehund at display at the Deutsches Museum, in Münich, Germany to the Midget submarines page of U-boats Today.
20:28 - I re-installed and vastly improved the search system on the site. So you can finally search through all the files again. I plan to improve the search and bring you more narrow and efficient results, so look for an advanced search page here soon.
01:24 - Added the Knights Cross winner Kptlt. Harald Gelhaus of U-107 which sank 18 ships for a total of 100,377 tons and ranks about 32nd highest scoring U-boat Ace during the war. I had cheated the man of one ship sunk so he has been moved into the over 100,000 tons page now :)
20:29 - Added 5 books to the English language booklist. Also added the book dealer Christian Schmidt in Germany to the Obtaining the books page.
20:30 - Added U-335 to the German U-boats sunk by Allied Subs.
20:30 - Installed a new page onto the U-boat Today page which covers the German midget submarines that still exist in museums around the world today.
20:30 - Added very interesting information to U-boat profiles of U-3004, U-2505 and U-3506. Those boats are actually all still existing in Hamburg, Germany but not quite accessible to the public.
20:32 - Installed a list of sources to the last page of Clemens' Dönitz and the Nuremberg trials page.
20:32 - We welcome Clemens Brechtelsbauer to the U-boat Net crew!
20:31 - Added 22 new commanders to the U-boat commanders with over 50,000 tons sunk page for a total of 46 of those guys. 2-3 are still not here but they will be :) Also added Günther Krech to the Top U-boat Aces which list the 31 most successful commanders.
20:31 - Added additional information to U-boat profiles for U-371, U-616 and U-960. Those were all related to the allied hunter-killer tactic known as Swamp and was using in the Med in 1944.
01:24 - Installed a new superset of pages called Technologies that deal with the technical aspects of the U-boat war.
20:33 - Added 2 Danish books to the Other Languages booklist.
20:33 - Updated the page on Kapitän zur See Karl-Friedrich Merten with 3 all-new photos.
20:33 - Added 2 convoy routes to the convoy system page, these were the HG and BTC routes. Also installed page on the HG-73 convoy battle.
20:32 - Added 2 commanders that both sank around 70,000 tons but neither was awarded the Knights Cross.
KptzS. Jürgen Wattenberg (U-162)
Kptlt. Jürgen von Rosenstiel (U-502)
We now have over 71 U-boat personnel files here.
01:24 - Created a new master page called Greatest U-boat Commanders which will host several new Commander pages, including the former Top 20 page which has become Top U-boat Aces and lists the 30 most successful commanders. You'll also find a page on aces with over 50,000 tons sunk and a page on allied capital warships sunk.
21:24 - Removed one broken link (World War Two Resources on the Net) and fixed a broken link to the Sony Das Boot site on the News & Events page(I really hate when people move their URLs a lot :).
21:24 - Improved the Fates -> U-boats Sunk in 1943 page somewhat.
20:34 - Added 2 commanders that both sank over 50,000 tons but neither was awarded the coveted Knights Cross.
Krvkpt. Jürgen Wattenberg (U-129)
KptzS. Jürgen von Rosenstiel (U-502)
We now have over 71 U-boat personnel files here.
20:34 - Added 4 Knights Cross winners
Krvkpt. Ernst Bauer (U-126)
KptzS. Fritz Poske (U-504)
Frgkpt. Richard Zapp (U-66) and
Krvkpt. Otto Salman (former Cdr. of U-52).
We now have over 69 U-boat personnel files here.
21:25 - Added 2 Knights Cross winners
Krvkpt. Siegfried Freiherr von Forstner (U-402) and
Krvkpt. Wilhelm Franken (U-65). We now have over 65 U-boat personnel files here.
21:24 - Added 2 Icelandic language books and 1 Dutch book to the Other Languages booklist for a total of 8 on that page.
01:24 - Improved the Wolfpack pages greatly. Now they include a page which explains most of the wolfpack names and a small page which explains the concept behind the wolfpacks.
21:25 - Finally added a photo on the Teddy Suhren page. Also added a page for Klaus Bargsten.
21:25 - Added a 5-page set called Dönitz at Nuremberg which attempts to explain the circumstance behind Dönitz' verdict at Nuremberg and his 11 years in prison.
21:26 - Finally added a photo on the Otto von Bülow page. Also replaced the portrait photo on the Peter Cremer.
21:26 - Created a page on Herbert A. Werner, author of Iron Coffins.
21:26 - Added 3 Knights Cross winners
KptzS. Karl Neitzel (Cdr. of U-510)
Krvkpt. Hans-Gerrit Stockhausen (Cdr. of U-65)
Krvkpt. Helmut Witte (Cdr. of U-159)
21:26 - Updated the U-123 page.
In addition to the items shown here above we made some 30 additions or changes in our databases during May 1997.