Then he had an officer standing on the U-boat
conning tower monitoring the safety of the men who had climbed down into the U-boat
's control room.
A call to the Navy's Submarine Tracking Room gave the position of 12 U-boats
In 1942, U-Boats
had taken a terrible toll on Allied convoys.
Their efforts to inject First World War U-boat
technology into U.
In order to better view the enemy, King had moved to the starboard wing of the bridge, just as Cheyne, now manning the starboard side antiaircraft machine gun, let off a stream of gunfire at the U-boat
In a matter of minutes Kane and his crew dropped three 325-pound Mark XVII depth charges and successfully sank the enemy U-boat
did not close but destroyed his vessel from a range of 3,000 to 4,000 yards; but this did not prevent Lt Commander Lockington and his crew from remaining on board their vessel until she was literally blown from under them.
destroyed his vessel from a range of 3,000 to 4,000 yards; but this did not prevent Lt Commander Lockington and his crew from remaining on board their vessel until she was literally blown from under them.
With the U-boat
about 700 yards away, suddenly the track of a torpedo was seen but just in time, a wave lifted the Thordis' stern clear and the torpedo, set to a fixed depth, passed beneath.
He details how advances in Allied antisubmarine technology combined with refined tactics and years of experience to eliminate the greatest German U-boat
advantage, the ability to remain undetected.
was part of a fleet sent to attack Allied ships on trade routes.
A DRAMATIC re-enactment of the mission in which a Midland war hero helped seize vital Enigma codebooks from a German U-boat
will kick off this year's British Military tournament - in front of the Royal Family.
Hunt and kill; U-505 and the U-boat
war in the Atlantic.
was spotted by the Allies, without the black surrender flag, hastily retreating to Norway.
The Liverpool Blue Star Line vessel was sunk by German U-boat
54 on July 2, 1940, after it mistook the ship for a troop carrier.