There was also a period when German U-boats
were equipped with new acoustic torpedoes, which were responsible for a lot of damage sustained by convoys.
by stephen white THE wreck of a First World War U-boat
has been found at the bottom of the North Sea, with the bodies of its 23 crew on board.
Of the 11 downed U-Boats
in Belgian waters, this one is the best preserved example," the province of West Flanders said.
The SS Bayreaulx was one of a number of ships targeted by the lethal German U-boats
at the time Others of note included the SS Feliciana, which was travelling from London and Cardiff to New York in April, 1916.
That sentiment faded quickly when Germany declared war on the United States and sent U-boats
to American waters.
The Luftwaffe and U-boats
sank twenty-two out of thirty-six merchant ships plus one out of three rescue ships during the weeklong attacks.
In 1943 the Battle of the Atlantic reached crisis point because the 200 operational U-boats
had nearly exhausted British supplies, particularly oil, and Britain was struggling to build sufficient merchant ships to replace the tonnage sunk by U-boats
In the early stages of the war U-boats
obeyed established "prize rules'" surfacing before attacking merchant ships, allowing the crew and passengers time to escape.
David Hird discovered that a tiny loch was the scene of the mass surrender of Nazi U-boats
Sunk by U-Boats
and handed white feathers because they were not uniformed, this almost-forgotten part of maritime history is brought to life through powerful drama and song.
Turning the Tide: How a Small Band of Allied Sailors Defeated the U-Boats
and Won the Battle of the Atlantic.
Mr Williams, a father-of-two, from Harborne, was one of thousands of brave servicemen who endured horrific conditions and the threat of attack from German aircraft and U-boats
to deliver supplies to the Soviet Union.
The following table shows the actual losses of ships and tonnage in the North Atlantic, as well as the number of U-boats
sunk each year: (1)
Along with older pictures such as the Commercial Hotel Porthmadog in 1904, Martin also has more recent pictures such as these seals playing, a view out towards Snowdon and a woman napping on the platform on the Ffestiniog railway vintage last year MARTIN Pritchard has built up an online archive of thousands photos of Porthmadog - but one marking the town's link with German U-boats
still eludes him.
They eventually sank five U-boats
and damaged several more.