Dive into History

If you can provide any information on these boats that would be great, as this page simply cannot be completed without the help of people who have personally dived on these boats. Each boat will have its own page here, hopefully with some charts and photographs, additionally the pages will have some contact information for those interested in diving these boats. I will only list diving operators who show these sites proper respect, especially the war graves.

This map shows positions of U-boat dive sites worldwide. The map is clickable and zoom-able (with the mouse-wheel).

indicates war loss, indicates post-war scuttled boat.

U-boats on this page

U-19, U-20, U-23, U-33, U-74, U-85, U-155, U-171, U-218, U-251, U-260, U-263, U-281, U-297, U-309, U-346, U-352, U-390, U-480, U-513, U-550, U-637, U-678, U-679, U-701, U-711, U-741, U-767, U-772, U-778, U-853, U-861, U-869, U-1009, U-1014, U-1104, U-1105, U-1195, U-1271, U-1277, U-2506, U-2511, U-2513 (43 boats).

Sorted by country

Brazil: U-513. Denmark: U-251. Estonia: U-679. France: U-171, U-263, U-390, U-767. Ireland: U-260, U-772. Norway: U-711. Poland: U-346. Portugal: U-1277. Spain: U-74. Turkey: U-20, U-19, U-23. United Kingdom: U-778, U-2511, U-861, U-637, U-281, U-1014, U-218, U-155, U-33, U-2506, U-1104, U-1009, U-1271, U-309, U-297, U-480, U-741, U-1195, U-678. United States: U-85, U-352, U-550, U-701, U-853, U-869, U-1105, U-2513 (43 boats).

Related material

Operation Deadlight Expedition II. Journal of dives on U-boats in 2002.


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