All U-boats of World War Two

Here we've created a compilation of all the 1154* U-boats that were commissioned into the Kriegsmarine before and during World War Two. Each boat has a complete history file, including construction facts, commanders, flotillas, successes and final fates.

1,168 U-boats have their own pages here

All U-boats

Foreign U-boats

14 submarines captured by the Germans.

U-boats never commissioned

135 U-boats laid down but not finished.

U-boats never laid-down

Almost 1,500 U-boats not yet laid down (many cancelled in 1943).

You can also try the U-boat Finder.

Please note: We use only the latest and, what we feel are, the most reliable sources of information for the site. Some of the information here was only first uncovered in 1994-1998 and thus does not always match older sources.