The U-boat war in Maps

The North Sea

U-boats lost in the North Sea


1939. 1940. 1942. 1944. 1945.

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This map shows 34 U-boats lost in the North Sea during WWII. Two U-boats went missing in the North Sea during the war; U-54 (KrvKpt. Günter Kutschmann) in 1940 and U-702 (KrvKpt. Wolf-Rüdiger von Rabenau) in 1942. Both are shown on the map.

In most sources U-102 is listed as missing in the North Sea but she was lost southwest of Ireland on 1 July, 1940.

U-Boats Beyond Biscay

Bernard Edwards

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Books dealing with this subject include

The Battle of the Narrow Seas. Scott, Peter, Lt.Cdr, 1945.
Before Jutland. James Goldrick, 2015.
British Aircraft Carriers 1939-45 (New Vanguard). Angus Konstam, 2010.
Destination Dardanelles. Wilson, Michael, 1988.
Discharged Dead. Hart, Sydney, 1956.
La Gran Flota Británica 1914-1916. John R. Jellicoe, 1920.
Really Not Required. Warwick, Colin, 1997.
U-Boats Beyond Biscay. Bernard Edwards, 2017.
The Zeebrugge and Ostend Raids 1918. Lake, Deborah, 2002.

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