About uboat.net

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


23 Jul
U-boat commander updates
In a major update Rainer compiled a list of 172 death dates for German U-boat Commanders of WWII. See partial updated list. We also did a few other improvements (estimated/rough date to full date, minor spelling errors for 2 men ...). We often get e-mails asking if a certain commander is still alive today, this should answer some of those. Sadly fewer and fewer are alive today. Of the 268 still with unknown fate the youngest would be 90 years old.

20 Jul
uboat.net is 20 years old today!
Amazingly what began as a little research project for a historical techno fiction has now expanded into a 20 year project. We could not have done it without your support and encouragement over the years!

17 Jun
Ships hit by U-boats crewlist update
Added 2,385 people on Allied Ships hit by U-boats in WWII. We now have 80,127 people in that database.

23 Apr
Ships hit by U-boats crewlist update
Added 1,706 people on Allied Ships hit by U-boats in WWII. We now have 77,710 people in that database.

16 Apr
City of Cairo located and silver recovered
After two years of embargo it was revealed just now that City of Cairo, sunk in South Atlantic by U-68 (Merten) in 1942, had been located. From the wreck at the depth of no less than 5150 meters about 50 tons of silver were recovered.

... more news items here

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