The What's New Archive
13:51 - Added Sandro Coletta to the U-boat New crew. This was long overdue and I can only offer him lots of beer in apologies when I get to Germany, hopefully this fall :)
13:51 - Added a map showing the 6 U-boats lost near Cape Hatteras, USA.
13:50 - Updated the Glossary list slightly.
13:50 - Updated the pages for U-206 and U-90.
13:52 - Greatly expanded the Glossary page, the list is now in 3 parts.
13:51 - Added 3 Knights Cross winners
Kptlt. Gerd Kelbling CO of U-593,
Krvkpt. Eitel-Friedrich Kentrat CO of U-74 and U-196
Lt. (Ing) Georg Olschewski LI of U-66
We now have over 92 U-boat personnel files.
01:24 - Created a real profile and career page for U-995 in support of its Gallery page.
13:52 - I was forced to disconnect the search system on the site. I'm looking into better methods of searching than previously employed right now.
13:53 - Updated the Comments from Readers page.
13:53 - Removed all June entries from this What's New file.
13:53 - Added 3 nice photos to the AFA U-boat battery page.
13:52 - Updated the midget submarine page of the Fates section. I removed one Biber entry as it has been questioned, another Biber location is also in confirmation now.
13:54 - Added 3 new crew members. Forest Garner, Emmanuel Gustin and Malcolm G. Wright. Those are all mostly working on the new and upcoming Fighting the U-boats pages.
01:24 - The Gallery is now open!
I've installed the Gallery page and already it has over 30 photos with lots more on the way. I hope you enjoy this.
13:55 - Added two new Technology pages. U-boat Radars and Radar Detection and Decoys. Both were written by Emmanuel Gustin.
13:55 - Added 4 Knights Cross winners
Kptlt. August Maus CO of U-185,
Kptlt. Hans-Jürgen Hellriegel CO of U-96 & U-543,
Krvkpt. Günther Seibicke CO of U-436 and
Lt. (ing) Heinz Krey LI of U-703 / U-752
We now have over 89 U-boat personnel files.
13:55 - Updated the file for the U-96. Fixed a few minor bugs in the patrol data.
13:57 - Improved the page Midget submarines on display today. Added 2 boats we're sure of and 4 possible ones.
13:57 - Updated the profiles for U-879, U-581, U-1226, U-171 and U-74.
13:56 - Added the Knights Cross winner
Krvkpt. Ernst Hechler of U-870 and
We now have over 85 U-boat personnel files.
01:24 - Added Spain and France to our Dive into History pages. In Spanish waters at least U-74 is a dive site, although our data on her are still limited. In French waters U-171, U-263 and U-390 are dive sites and possibly U-741 as well.
13:58 - Added Albrecht Achilles to the Commanders with over 50,000 tons sunk page. He is our 46th commander listed there. He sank over 16 ships and over 75,000 tons.
13:57 - Added two Knights Cross winners
Krvkpt. Albrecht Achilles of U-161 and
Kptlt (ing.) Gerhard Bielig, LI of U-103 and U-177.
We now have over 84 U-boat personnel files.
19:19 - Updated the page on the former Dutch submarine O-8 that served as UD-1 in the German Navy
14:00 - Added a page on the FA-330 Bachstelze U-boat observation rotor kite.
14:00 - Added the Knights Cross winner Gerhard Bigalk of U-751
01:24 - Added a 6-page set on the U-boot Archiv, what we feel is the most comprehensive and complete source of U-boat information anywhere in the world.
14:02 - Improved the Glossary a bit, linked to the pages mentioned there.
14:02 - Minor changes on the VIIC and VIIC/41 type pages.
14:00 - I returned from a week-long vaction on the road here in beautiful Iceland and was warmly welcomed by my over-stuffed mailbox :)
In addition to the items shown here above we made some 27 additions or changes in our databases during August 1997.