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Stunning Pictures of German Submarine U-2511 Wreck

German U-Boat, U-2511, was commissioned on 29 September 1944 and put under the command of famous U-Boat captain Adalbert Schnee, who was decorated with Germany’s highest valor award the Knight’s Cross with Oak Leaves. Adalbert Schee joined the Reichsmarine in April 1934, served on the light cruiser Leipzig before he began his U-Boat career in …

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Das Boot Drama Series

Epic “Das Boot” movie receives a 8-part Drama Mini-series sequel

A 8-part drama mini-series has been announced as sequel for classic 1981 movie “Das Boot” (“The Boat”). “Das Boot” is one of the most successful German films of all time. The original movie, which was also originally made as a miniseries for German TV, has grossed more than $100 million worldwide. While the new series …

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U-Boat 110, Electric Control Room looking aft to port

Amazing view from inside sunken WWI Submarine U-110

These extraordinary images from the inside of German Submarine U-110 were taken from an album of photographs found in the Swan Hunter shipbuilders collection at Tyne & Wear Archives. The album is from 1918 and documents the U.B. 110 before she was scrapped on the dry docks of Swan Hunter Wigham Richardson Ltd, Wallsend. The twin-screw …

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Capture of U-570 and its Enigma Cipher Machine

The Germans used the Enigma cipher machine for their military communications before and during WWII. In August 1941, the British managed to capture an Enigma coding machine from U-570. The first and only U-Boat to be captured by an aircraft… On the morning of August 27, 1941, U-570 under the command of Kapitänleutnant Hans-Joachim Rahmlow was patrolling submerged about …

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The U.S. Navy destroyer USS Kearny (DD-432) following the repair of her torpedo damage in Boston Harbor, Massachusetts (USA), on 31 March 1942. (Credits: U.S. Navy)

Undeclared War in the Atlantic: US Navy vs. UBoats

In October 1941, the United States was the only major industrial power still neutral. But that status was becoming increasingly tenuous. Off its east coast, America sailed a dangerous diplomatic course between two belligerents involved in a shooting war in the Atlantic Ocean. The country’s situation off the west coast was little better; there the question of shooting …

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Painting of the Battle of the Barents Sea, World War II. The ship depicted is the German destroyer Friedrich Eckoldt. (Credits: Irwin J. Kappes via Wikimedia)

Last Hurrah of the Surface Kriegsmarine – Battle of Barents Sea

Battle of Barents Sea Unlike the Kriegsmarine’s U-boats, which he embraced, Adolf Hitler had a love-hate relationship with its surface fleet, one complicated by his own irresolution and ignorance regarding how to use it. The German navy’s relationship with the Führer was further muddied by a power struggle pitting surface ship proponents, led by the Kriegsmarine’s commander in chief …

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Reinhard Hardegen

WATCH: Reinhard Hardegen of U-123 & U-147 Interview

Reinhard Hardegen Interview In June 2015 an interesting interview has unearthed on YouTube of U-Boat Commander Reinhard Hardegen, who is the last living U-Boat captain. Korvettenkapitän Hardegen was born on 18 March 1913 and is still living at the age of 102! He was one of the Top 25 German U-boat commanders, sinking a total of 22 ships, …

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German U-boot U-505 at Museum

WATCH: German U-505 at Museum of Science and Industry

Watch a video ‘walkthrough’ from the World War 2-era German Submarine U-505 at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Thanks to Youtube user Joebot2003. Read also: U-155 submarine wreck, discovery of U-155 by Innes McCartney. U-2511 submarine wreck, stunning pictures made by Innes McCartney. U-570 capture, Capture of the submarine and its Enigma Cipher …

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