10:44 - Merry Christmas to you all!
We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
12:34 - Improved U-boat patrols page
Greatly improved the U-boat patrols pages. Now it shows the boats at sea on this day in 1942 for example. Also U-boat markers on the patrol maps show more details on patrol, such as if the boat was lost on this patrol.
21:19 - New map server
We launched our own map server using OpenStreetMap data. Very exciting day! Now all maps on uboat.net are from the new server and we can develop more and more interesting maps.
23:05 - Maps of ships hit by U-boats (WWI and WWII)
Finished adding both Ships hit by U-boats in WWII (3336 maps) and WWI (3946 maps). This is a stop-gap until I finish a better solution I am working on.
21:24 - WWI U-boat fates now also have maps again
Finished adding the new static maps to all 146 U-boats of WWI that have a known fate position, see U-29 for example.
20:35 - Returned the U-boat fate maps
I have just re-activated the U-boat fates maps for all U-boats, see U-2511 for example. They are now static (fixed image) so no zoom is available for now. Working on re-adding the maps to Ships attacked, WWI U-boat fates and Allied Warships.
12:42 - Google Maps dramatic pricing changes
On 16 July Google Maps increased their prices for the dynamic maps we use on the site 15-fold. I am working on solving this problem since we use the maps heavily all over the site. In the mean time I might have to disable some major map section.
16:49 - KrvKpt. Reinhard Hardegen has passed away
We have learned that KrvKpt. Reinhard Hardegen (former commander of U-123, of Operation Drumbeat fame) has passed away on 9 June 2018 at the age of 105.