U-boats caused havoc in World War Two during the Battle of the Atlantic. U-boats were so damaging that Winston Churchill commented that it was the only time in World War Two that he thought Britain would have to contemplate surrendering.
German U-Boat Submarine Washed ashore in Hastings-Sussex (England) Some or almost half, of the 380 U-boats used by the German navy in World War I were lost. Several U-boats with the German Imperial Navy are still considered missing today.
The crew of a German class submarine on deck. Introduced in the submarines of this class were employed mainly on mine laying duties and carried up to twelve mines. German submarines sank tons of Allied and neutral shipping between February and April
Body #224, Wallace Hartley's, was recovered on May 4th 1912. The White Star liner 'Arabic' carried his body back in Great Britain for his funeral. Picture of the ship published a few weeks after the liner was torpedoed by a German submarine on 16 August 1915 off Ireland ("La Science et la Vie" # 23, Nov. 1915).
U-37 German Submarine Type IXA Turm I | FindModelKit.com
This photo from 1943 shows the mass production of U-boot on a german shipyard. For minimizing the damage caused by aerial attacks, the parts of these submarines were produced in separated and distant places, to be later transported to the shipyards where the submarines could be then quickly assembled and equipped.
Chapter 14 German submarine was a Type VIIB U-boat of Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine during World War II. She, given her short-lived existence, was one of the most successful and deadly U-Boats to have served in the conflict.