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Just before 1:30pm, the German submarine spotted something in the distance that appeared to be smoke. As the Lusitania drew closer, it became obvious they had spotted a very large ship. U-20 was ordered to dive.

sunk by Olympic the Attack Liner - crew blew their doomed vessel’s ballast tanks and then scuttled and abandoned the submarine. The incident marked the only known time in World War I when a merchant vessel sank an enemy warship.

The U-3008 was a Type XXI U-boat of German Kriegsmarine during World War II and…

The was a Type XXI U-boat of German Kriegsmarine during World War II and served in the U. Navy for several years after World War II.

A beached German U-Boat in Hastings, England. U118 was being towed after the war (1919) when the towline broke. It was probably an eerie sight for beachgoers.

A German U-Boat, washes up on the shores of Hastings, England in 1919 after breaking loose from her moorings in a storm. She was already a surrendered war prize.

The German U-20 which sunk the Lusitania met its own fate in 1916, off the coast of Denmark. Photo: Public Domain.

German U-boat aground on the Danish coast, Nov. and scuttled by her crew.

Type XXI U-boats, also known as "Elektroboote" (German: "electric boats"), were the first submarines designed to operate primarily submerged, rather than as surface ships that could submerge as a means to escape detection or launch an attack. Built: 1943–45 Completed: 118

Type XXI U-boats, also known as "Elektroboote" were the first submarines designed to operate primarily submerged, rather than as surface ships that could submerge as a means to escape detection or launch an attack.

USS Archerfish (SS/AGSS-311) Balao-class Submarine. Best known for sinking the Japanese aircraft carrier Shinano in November 1944.

November 1944 - USS Archerfish (SS sinks Japanese carrier Shinano on her maiden voyage 160 nautical miles southwest of Tokyo Bay. Shinano is the largest warship sunk by any combatant submarines during World War II.

The Type VII U-boat was an incredible weapon of war. The Germans brought England to its knees with just a few submarines. Over the course of the war, over 1000 would be built, but fewer than 100 would return at the end. By the end of the war, going on even a single U-boat mission was tantamount to a death sentence. The Germans perfected the firing computer, angled torpedo tubes, and almost every other submarine innovation the Allies used after the war. The USS Nautilus was based on U-boat…

The Type VII U-boat was an incredible weapon of war. The Germans brought England…

U-861 was a Type IXD2 U-boat of German Kriegsmarine during World War II.

was a Type U-boat of German Kriegsmarine during World War II.Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.

January 1942 - U-boat U-123 shows their intended victim in the distance.

Artillerymen from the German submarine ready to fire. U-boats were a very successful innovation during this period. This system would help overpower the several defense warships.

Remnants of War, German Submarine Memorial U995 / HNoMS Kaura. The relics of war can be scary even if you are used to them. U995 / HNoMS Kaura is a German type VIIc/41 U-boat located in Laboe, Germany, acting as a memorial of World War II. Built in 1942 it served as a German (U995) and Norwegian (HNoMS Kaura) submarine. This is a handhold HDR composed of three shots. (c) kai meinke photography

Remnants of War, German Submarine Memorial U995 / HNoMS Kaura. The relics of war can be scary even if you are used to them. U995 / HNoMS Kaura is a German type VIIc/41 U-boat located in Laboe, Germany, acting as a memorial of World War II. Built in 1942 it served as a German (U995) and Norwegian (HNoMS Kaura) submarine. This is a handhold HDR composed of three shots. (c) kai meinke photography

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