The What's New Archive
13:51 - U-boat commander photos added
Added photos of 3 U-boat commanders; Hans-Heinrich Giessler, Heinrich Niemeyer and the WWI U-boat commander Georg Ritter von Trapp (of Sound of Music fame).
23:47 - U-boat commander photos added
Added photos of 7 U-boat commanders; Karl Boddenberg, Claus-Peter Carlsen, Fritz Hein, Hans-Joachim Horrer, Ernst-Bernward Lohse Rolf Rüggeberg and Hans Stock.
18:54 - WWI sections opened from Conning Tower
I've opened the remaining World War One major sections from the Conning Tower to the main site. These are The Commanders (470 officers) and Allied ships hit by U-boats (over 6600 ships). At the same time I created a new page called Most successful U-boat Commanders of WWI. As usual during this work I improved the newly opened pages in several places. WWI U-boat pages now link to U-boat officers for example. This almost completed our work of fully opening the Conning Tower.
22:21 - Commander photos added
Added photos of 6 U-boat commanders; Paul-Hugo Kettner, Hans-Erwin Reith, Hellmut Rathke, Dietrich Rauch, Hans-Achim von Rosenberg-Gruszcynski and Max Wintermeyer.
20:38 - Two new interactive maps added
I've ported the last two Conning Tower maps over to the main site. They can be found on the main maps section. The maps in question are Ships attacked by U-boats (3184 positions and Ships attacked by U-boats during WWI (2372 positions).
In addition to the items shown here above we made some 2197 additions or changes in our databases during May 2008.