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On this site you will find all the German U-boats of both World Wars, their commanding officers and operations including all Allied ships attacked, technological information and much more. You can also browse our large photo gallery and thousands of U-boat books and movies. While hundreds of U-boats were lost some of the boats are preserved as museums today.

We also have a huge section covering the Allied forces and their struggle with the U-boat threat - not to mention the Pacific war. Included there are all the Allied Warships and thousands of Allied Commanding officers from all the major navies (US Navy, Royal Navy, ...) plus technical pages and information on the air forces.

What's new on this site


21 Mar
U-boat Commander passes away
Vice Admiral Paul Hartwig passed away on 9 March 2014 at the age of 98. He commanded the U-517 for two patrols in 1942 before being captured.

16 Mar
Added 1717 people on Allied Ships hit by U-boats in WWII (including Arandora Star and the carrier HMS Courageous). We now have 69,741 people in that database.

15 Jan
Commander has passed awey
Former U-boat Commander, Kptlt. Thilo Bode (U-858) passed away on 3 Jan 2014 in Munich, Germany. He was 95 years old.

28 Dec
Enigma code simulator
The Enigma World Code Group has just launched a new site which should interest all who have wondered about the German Engima code machine. Check them out at http://www.EnigmaWorldCodeGroup.com.

28 Dec
All site maps totally rewriten
In mid December I launched the totally overhauled maps based on the newer Google Maps 3 API. The new maps are more efficient and give us more possibilities to further develop them. This was a major process but we're much better off now :) Examples include U-31 (sunk twice) and U-boats sunk by Allied subs. See more at the main maps page.

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