U-boat Related History
The Fight Back order of 1943
This very interesting page explains the controversial order of 1 May, 1943 to stay up and fight the aircraft attacking the U-boats.
The Norwegian Operation and the Torpedo Crisis
This great article covers the reasons and consequences for the massive torpedo failures of the Ubootwaffe.
U-190 Operational History
The report, provided by the Canadian War Museum, illustrates the boats career both in German service and its post-war service with the Royal Canadian Navy.
The Sinking of SS Athenia
One of the most controversial incidents of the war, she was also the first ship to be sunk in the war.
Here you can read about the 2 4-man saboteur teams inserted in USA during the summer of 1942, the automatic weather station erected in Labrador in 1943 and the 2 agents landed at Cape Cod in late 1944.
The U-boat war in World War One
A set of pages designed to provide a good overview on the monumental battle that took place on the high seas during World War One. This was the birth of the U-boat as an offensive weapon.
The U-boat Memorial at Möltenort
The awesome memorial is a must see if you are in the Kiel area (perhaps visiting the U-995).
The Peleus Affair
Read about one of the most interesting events of the U-boat of WWII when Heinz-Wilhelm Eck of U-852 ordered the wreck of the torpedoed merchant Peleus destroyed with machine-gun fire.
The Story of USS Guadalcanal
One of the most successful Hunter-Killers of WWII
Post-War U-boat events
This page covers the events related to U-boats since 1945, including boats taken over by the allies after the war and their eventual fate.
Type XXI boats in the Elbe II
There are 3 type XXI boats buried in the Elbe II bunker in Hamburg.
- Operation Drumbeat - The U-boat enters the US home waters in early 1942 with astounding successes that last for the next 6 months.
- The Story of USS Bogue - The most successful Escort Carrier (Hunter-Killer) of the war.
- U-74 and the Bismarck tragedy - The U-boats involved in the last desperate hours of the German battleship Bismarck in May 1941.
- The Elektro boats - The amazing wonder U-boats that entered service in the closing months of WWII.
- The Laconia Incident - One of the most controversial incidents in the war and one of the foundations for Admiral Dönitz' conviction at Nuremberg.
- The Monsun boats - The story of the U-boat's penetration on the Indian Ocean and the Far East.
- U-47 goes to Scapa Flow - The sinking of HMS Royal Oak, possibly the most daring U-boat attack in the war.
- The U-boat War in the Mediterranean - A overview and technical information on this theatre of war (Not complete).
- Operation Deadlight - The sinking of about 119 surrendered German U-boats during late 1945 - early 1946.
- U-boats captured at sea - An overview of the German U-boats that suffered that rare fate.