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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…

On September 17, 1939, the Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Courageous was hit by torpedoes from the German submarine U-29, and sank within 20 minutes. The Courageous, on an anti-submarine patrol off the coast of Ireland, was stalked for hours by U-29, which launched three torpedoes when it saw an opening. Two of the torpedoes struck the ship on the port side, sinking her with the loss of 518 of her 1,259 crew members.

On September the Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Courageous was hit by torpedoes from the German submarine and sank within 20 minutes. The Courageous, on an anti-submarine patrol off.

The German submarine U-744 boat in the harbor of Brest, France ~ BFD

U-Boats ~ The German submarine boat in the harbor of Brest, France ~ BFD:

The German Submarine U-505 (Type IXC) captured at sea off the coast of Río de Oro, Western Sahara, West Africa on the 4th of June 1944 by a US carrier task group

German at sea off the coast of Río de Oro, Western Sahara, West Africa on the of June 1944 by a US carrier task group-one that had sunk two of sister boats from Lorient only a few weeks earlier

Officers and crew of the German submarine U.58, captured by the U.S.S. Fanning, entering the War Prison Camp at Fort McPherson, Georgia.” National Archives

Officers and crew of the German submarine U.58, captured by the U.S.S. Fanning, entering the War Prison Camp at Fort McPherson, Georgia.” National Archives

Inside the German submarine SM UB-110, 1918

Inside the German submarine SM UB-110, 1918

Artillerymen from the German U-123 submarine ready to fire

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.

The German submarine U-550 sank stern first near the waters off Nantucket in 1944.

German World War II sub discovered off Nantucket - The Boston Globe

1944 photo provided by the U. Navy, shows crewmen of German submarine abandoning ship in the Atlantic Ocean after being depth charged by the USS Joyce, a destroyer in an Allied convoy that the U-Boat attacked.

FIRST WORLD WAR 1914 - 1918 WAR SEA (Q 20220)   The crew of a German UC-1 class submarine on deck. Introduced in 1915, the submarines of this class were employed mainly on minelaying duties and carried up to twelve mines. German submarines sank 1,845,000 tons of Allied and neutral shipping between February and April 1917.

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

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