The What's New Archive
23:58 - Crew lists of Allied ships hit by U-boats
We've just added 418 more names of people on ships hit by U-boats. Now there are 26,427 names of Crew lists from Ships hit by U-boats.
15:56 - More on the discovery of U-boat U-106
There is a video on Youtube, in Dutch, that shows more on the discovery and the wreck. Very interesting.
18:25 - Crew lists of Allied ships hit by U-boats
We've just added 465 more names of people on ships hit by U-boats. Now there are over 26,000 names of Crew lists from Ships hit by U-boats.
13:39 - New article published
Published another article by Mr. Derek Waller: The Fate of the U-Boats which Surrendered - Sink or Scrap?. This one deals with the discussions between the Allies immediately post war on what to do with the surrendered German U-boats.
12:18 - U-boat Commander passes away
Oblt. Walther Ehrhardt, commander of U-1016 and U-637 passed away on 3 March 2011 at the age of 91. He also commanded the Bundesmarine boat U-Hai in 1957.
18:00 - New server is now online
After spending many weeks and loads of time the new site is finally online at a new server. This new server gives us more opportunities to improve things further and adapt to our needs. This is one of the largest overhauls we've had in almost 16 years. Technical design of the site is much improved and this should result in better performance among other things. Now, I can re-focus on the content and e-mail again :)
18:43 - U-boat Commander Decorations pages rebuilt
I have just relaunched the totally re-done section for U-boat Commander decorations for the officers of WWII. This meant building them all from our databases while keeping the historial information we had on the old pages. The new section is much nicer as now you can see all the recipients for each award. At the same time I am adding more information on decorations (and ranks) to as many officers as I can.
18:54 - All U-boat commander pages now online
I've opened the entire U-boat commander database (all commands, patrols, successes, biographical text if available). Check out the listing here or view the example of Otto von Bülow. This is linked from the U-boat pages and elsewhere.
18:41 - The War in Maps section updated
The section The War in Maps has been greatly updated. I've added two new maps (previously only in the Conning Tower); Attacks on U-boats and WWI U-boat losses.
18:52 - Forum spam filter tuned
We've been struggling with our new SPAM filter on the forums for a while now. It was taking up way too much space on the server. We've finally solved this problem.
18:40 - New map project launched
We're proud to announce the first 2 super-detailed interactive map projects on the site. They are U-boat losses (1.100 entries) and Ships hit by U-boats (3.100 entries). We're working on adding many more in the following weeks. Many, many of you have asked for this. Well, here it is! :) We'll also add some of those maps (simpler versions) to the open part of uboat.net soon.
18:36 - Russian sailing ship Sedov at Reykjavik
I managed to snap a few photos of the beautiful Russian ship Sedov which is the largest sailing vessel in the world. She was built at famous u-boat yard Germaniawerft, Kiel in 1921 as the German Magdalene Vinnen but went through WWII as Kommodore Johnson before being turned over the Russians in 1945 as war reparation and becoming the Sedov.
18:38 - Added a table showing our work on this database from month to month.
18:52 - Allied Warships - Added a new and exciting section called Events on this day. Check it out.
18:56 - The U-Boat Songs page has now been revised to show English translations of the lyrics. Many thanks to everyone who aided in the translations.
18:49 - Convoy battles database
Work is almost completed on the new convoy battles database that will be available to our members via the Conning Tower. Currently we have information about over 530 convoys that suffered some losses in the war and as we further fine-tune our massive Ships attacked databases (we've made over 3000 additions and improvements on it this year) the convoy database will also expand and improve.
Look for this in November!
18:57 - The Forum is open again!
Well finally it happened - I got the forum running again, with all the older messages in there and it seems to be running just fine.
18:44 - We opened the totally rewritten and much improved Movies section today. Now it includes 185 movies, many of which you can buy right through here!
18:39 - Created a simple logo to be placed on the U-boat profiles that have their emblem as Emblem of the Week.
In addition to the items shown here above we made some 2233 additions or changes in our databases during March 2011.