The U-boat war in Maps

The Baltic

The losses around the Bay of Danzig (Gdansk) were mostly due to very heavy mining operations by the British in 1944. This helped delay the deployment of the XXI boats in late 1944. This map does not include the more than 200 U-boat scuttled there in May 1945.

U-boats lost in the Baltic

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1941. 1942. 1943. 1944. 1945.

Click on any marker to see the boat's number. Left double-click to zoom-in. Right double-click to zoom-out.


44 German U-boats lost in the Baltic, almost half of them lost through accidents, see the map below. See the losses in the Kattegat area.

Accidental U-boat losses in the Baltic

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1941. 1942. 1943. 1944.

Click on any marker to see the boat's number. Left double-click to zoom-in. Right double-click to zoom-out.


Training accidents
Interesting fact about this area is the number of U-boats lost to accidental collisions with other U-boats and vessels. Since this was the main training area for the massive U-boat force build-up during the war accidents can be expected. 16 German U-boat lost through accidents in the Baltic.



Eva's War

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Books dealing with this subject include

Dödens Hav - Östersjön 1945. Wetterholm, Claes-Göran, 2002.
Eva's War. Krutein, Eva, 1990. (transl.)
Havsvargar. Ekman, Per-Olof, 1983. (transl.)
Ofredens hav - Östersjön 1939 - 1992. Linder, Jan and Lundberg, Lennart, 2002.
On Fortune's Side. Anthony Molloy, 2012.
Otto Kretschmer. Lawrence Patterson, 2018.
Polskie Okrety Podwodne 1926-1969. Rudzki, Czeslaw, 1985.
Ryska ubåtskriget i Östersjön 1941-1945. Thorén, Ragnar, 1992.
Sukellusveneella UC57 Vapaussotaan. Tuompo, W.E., 1934.
Suomen Laivasto Sodassa 1939-1945 - The Finnish Navy at War. Keskinen, Kalevi and Mantykoski, Jorma, 1991.
La tragedia del Gustloff. Schön, Heinz, 2003.
Uhka Lannesta. Tapani Mattila, 1997.


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