U-boat

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U-boat

a German submarine, esp in World Wars I and II
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Herwig, both historians at the Centre for Military and Strategic Studies at the University of Calgary, have written a highly readable and at times suspenseful history of the so-called operation Neuland ("newland"), the German submarine campaign against Allied shipping in the Caribbean in 1942, which so far has not received major attention in the historiography on the "Battle of the Atlantic.
The allied shipping losses were inflicted in spite of the fact that German submarines were constrained by the geographical location of German ports.
As the ship cruised through the icy waters of the North Atlantic Ocean, the captain received a warning--a German submarine had been detected nearby.
Frederick "Johnnie" Walker led the 2nd Support Group protecting vital Allied shipping convoys and became famous for taking the fight to the prowling German submarines, hunting down 25 U-boats during his time based at Bootle and Liverpool.
On display is the painted emblem from the conning tower of the U249, the first German submarine to surrender at sea to the Royal Navy at the end of the war.
The time of this novel is the early 1940s, as war in Europe looms, German submarines patrol the Atlantic coast, and the authorities are deciding whether to turn off the lamps in the lighthouses because they aid the enemy.
5) Who said during World War I, "Drink is doing us more damage than all the German submarines put together"?
HAVING fought a long and dangerous war against the U-boat menace, astonishingly Merseyside is guardian of one of the few survivors of these highly-feared German submarines.
German submarines may be lurking off the coast waiting to torpedo Allied ships.
She crossed the Atlantic peacefully many times over the years, but as the First World War escalated and German submarines took to the seas, her situation became precarious.
PV crews also accounted for several kills against German submarines.
The E16 and its 31 crew were reported missing after sailing from Blyth, Northumberland, to destroy German submarines in August 1916.