The What's New Archive
14:13 - New article published
Published a new article called U-boats that survived: A survey of those German submarines captured and interned during World War II, as well as those which surrendered at the end of the War and those raised afterwards by Derek Waller. This article was originally written in 1969 and published in 1970 and gives a great perspective on these U-boat fates.
01:30 - More map updates
A few days ago I replaced the entire older maps in the Maps section. Examples of these new maps include the U-boat losses in the English Channel and the Bay of Biscay ("Valley of Death"). As before these maps include our latest data and much improved presentation. I'm experimenting with showing the route taken by the U-boats just prior to their loss - if that is successful and visually understandable I will add it to these maps.
01:11 - Changes to the new map system
Through help from readers I solved several problems with our data that resulted in corrupt maps. The maps are now on the following sections of the site; Convoy battles (see ON-166), U-boat patrols (see U-853's first patrol) and on Ships hit by U-boats (see Stork hit by U-201 on 23 Aug 1941).
I am working on bringing the new maps to several new sections at the moment and the work is coming along very well.
02:05 - New maps uploaded
I published a new map system just now. This one uses Google Maps in our pages using our nice collection of data. The first instances of these new maps are the Convoy battle pages. See, for example, ON-166 (Feb 1943) and SC-7 (Oct 1940). Using these methods I can program all kinds of data into the maps, like the ON-166 also shows the location of an U-boat lost during this battle. Convoy routes are also shown in many cases. I will continue to improve these maps and put them on other sections of the site.
In addition to the items shown here above we made some 875 additions or changes in our databases during June 2010.