The What's New Archive
22:01 - Worked on checking out possible bugs in the Ships attacked listing of ships hit multiple times in the war (about 160 ships). Found and solved some minor bugs.
- Added book review for Warrior Queens
18:36 - Fixed a slight problem in the Commander listing where the same U-boat would appear twice if the commander had commanded it on two seperate occations. I also improved the order of the U-boats in the listing (now it fully reflects the order in which the man commanded them).
- Added user submitted title teniente J.F. Kennedy, El.
- Added cover for book Flota Norteamericana en la Guerr ...
- Added cover for book Guerra Submarina Alemana 1914-19 ...
- Added cover for book Bloody Biscay
- Added errata for book U-BOAT WAR.
- Added errata for book U-Boats.
- Added errata for book U-Boats Destroyed.
- Added errata for book World War II.
- Added errata for book Dönitz.
- Added errata for book German U-boat Commanders of World War II.
- Added errata for book German UBoat Commanders of WW II.
- Added errata for book German U-Boat Commanders of WWII.
- Added errata for book German U-Boat commanders of WW II.
- Added errata for book The Golden Horseshoe.
- Added errata for book Type VII U-boats.
- Added errata for book U-Boat Operations of the Second World War.
00:55 - I have been spending some time working on the Wolfpack database, cleaning up some strange entries (using some probability-checking tools I developed for this task). Lot of progress but still some work to do.
00:31 - Added 3 new commander photos to the Conning Tower; Willi Dietrich (U-286), Werner Lott (U-35) and Hermann Michahelles (U-35).
00:13 - Added a cute myth to the U-133 page. This is the infamous "destroy the Hoover Dam" myth.
23:38 - Added photos for the following 5 commanders to the Conning Tower profiles; Hans-Eckart Augustin (U-62), Thilo Bode (U-858), Hellmuth Ringelmann (U-75), Axel-Olaf Loewe (U-505) and Walter Köhntopp (U-995).
- Added book review for The Mighty Hood
- Added cover for book In Peril On The Sea
- Added user submitted title Boot, Das.
01:24 - Added reports for days 7 through 12 of the Operation Deadlight Diving Expedition II to the Articles section.
- Added user submitted title British and Commonwealth Merchan ....
- Added cover for book Endurance
- Added cover for book Warrior Queens
- Added Czech translation for book Boot, Das.
- Added cover for book Ponorka
- Added user submitted title Ponorka.
- Added cover for book Boat, The
- Added book review for Endurance
- Modified movie title U-234: Hitler's Last U-Boat.
- Modified movie title U-234: Hitler's Last U-Boat - DVD.
01:24 - Added a very comprehensive article called The Impact of German Technology on the Royal Canadian Navy in the Battle of the Atlantic. The author is Rob Fisher.
22:29 - Added biographical information for KrvKpt. Heinrich Bruns of U-175 to the Conning Tower section.
22:28 - Operation Deadlight Expedition II
We've installed the first 6 days of Innes McCartney's journal. This is a great read and one can only wish he was there with them! :) See it in our Articles section.
07:27 - Yesterday I installed a new error-reporting system on the site that will keep me much better informed if any errors take place on the site (bad links etc.). The old method was to manually hunt these down using logfiles and that has worked well, but this is better.
- Added new movie title Podvodnaja lodka T-9.
- Added cover for book Torpedo Junction
- Added book review for Attack and Sink!
- Added errata for book Waves of Hate.
- Added cover for book U-297
- Added cover for book Action This Day
- Added cover for book Abschied, Der
- Added user submitted title Abschied, Der.
23:04 - Improve the U-boats Scuttled May 1945 page a bit, there was a slight chance that a few U-boats might be missing from the list of scuttled boats per type. Fixed.
23:03 - Improve the Conning Tower article section by putting it all in our new articles database.
21:20 - Improved the Scuttled U-boats May 1945 page. Now it's fully live from our databases and should be a lot more accurate.
21:07 - Added a nice map on the U-boats missing in action page. This new map shows the approximate position for many of the roughly 55 U-boats still listed as missing.
12:02 - Opened a very interesting addition to the Conning Tower. This one is a large section showing all the Kriegsmarine Crews that trained U-boat Commanders. Then you can see which men were comrades in training and a lot more.
11:56 - Added a lengthy entry about Heinz Hirsacker to his personal page in the Conning Tower. Clearly one of the more controversial (and in many ways very sad) cases of the U-boat command in WWII.
10:37 - Edited the page for U-1226 slightly so that she would appear on the U-boats missing in action page where she surely belongs.
- Added cover for book U-Boat, The
In addition to the items shown here above we made some 405 additions or changes in our databases during May 2002.