The U-1206, a German Type VIIC submarine "the workhorse of the German U-boat force" was one of the late model boats fitted with a new high-pressure toilet allowing the toilet to be used at greater depths than before (though in reality the culprit was not...read more
A US submarine that sank during World War II has been discovered on the bottom of the ocean near Matua Island in Russia’s Far Eastern Kuril archipelago by a joint expedition of the Russian Geographical Society (RGS) and Defense Ministry....read more
In service for less than two years during World War lI, the USS Batfish (SS-310) and those who sailed in her won 9 battle stars, sank 15 enemy ships, damaged numerous others, and even rescued three, wet but happy, Army pilots whose B-25 bomber had crashed into the Sea of Japan. In that respect...read more
U-166 was one of two U-Boat wrecks in the Gulf of Mexico. The boat was sunk early on in World War II, sinking only four ships before being destroyed by a U.S. Naval vessel next to its final target, the Robert E. Lee, in 1942. German submarine U-166 was a Type IXC U-boat of ...read more
The Type XXI is truly one of the great submarine designs. If it had come fully into service, it would have posed almost insuperable problems for the Allies. Even though it never became fully operational, it became the prototype for all future conventional submarines, and even influenced the...read more
Submarine production was not among Hitler's priorities and that was one of his many strategic mistakes.If indeed the Allies were to face a significant U-boat force, instead of the few dozen operational submarines at a time, the outcome of the war could have been...read more
The submarine Vesikko (named as CV-707) was a submarine of the Finnish Navy in World War II, served as a direct prototype for German Type II U-boats. Vesikko was one of five submarines to serve the Finnish Navy.