The What's New Archive
17:27 - Site should be back in top shape
I have rebuilt what was damaged and upgraded major software on the site making it faster and more reliable. I also will take extra steps to try to make sure this will never happen again.
17:27 - Repairs under way
I have probably found the source of the problems; heavily damaged databases due to accidentally-filled hard drive. I've fixed the problem in most cases but the Discussion Forums seems to have been hit the hardest indeed, I am not sure I can repair them right now - but I am trying.
17:27 - Upgrading the PHP modules
Since the site was more or less in chaos the last few days I've chosen to use this "ideal" time to upgrade the PHP modules (the system that runs the database pages) to version 4.03 which will make the site much, much faster and give me a chance to offer new features.
18:30 - Ships attacked database
We are vastly updating our database on ships sunk or damaged by U-boats in WWII. It has over 3300 ships and about 3500 incidents (some ships were attacked more than once).
If you have details on ships sunk (like pictures and general information) we'd love to hear from you.
See a sample page [link omitted] on how this might look when completed.
17:27 - Added some 50 new User Comments to the system.
17:27 - A major effort is now underway to complete the massive U-boat Patrols databases. They will contain all offensive U-boat patrols in the war and will be a key element in further development of our site. We hope we can finish them (remember we are talking about thousands and thousands of patrols) in late November.
17:27 - Help support uboat.net
Did you know that by buying your books through the links on our Books pages you are helping uboat.net to cover the expenses (hundreds of dollars each month) of running this vast site? We would much appreciate if you could assist us in this way.
17:27 - Added 7 new Spanish book covers. With this addition we now have over 500 book cover images in our system.