The U-boat war in Maps

Canary Islands - Madeira

The first boat to be sunk here was the U-131 (KrvKpt. Arend Baumann) on 17 Dec, 1941. The last one to be sunk was the U-154 (Oblt. Gerth Gemeiner) on 3 July, 1944.

U-boats lost around the Canary Islands during WWII


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.

13 German U-boats lost in the Canary Islands - Madeira area during the war.

U-167 was raised in 1951 and used comercially for filming, before finally being broken up. The story how its interned crew escaped back to France should not be missed.

Selected media links


Vazquez-Figueroa, Alberto (1999)

The Maps