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Old October 18th, 2011, 04:52 AM   #1

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What happened to the surviving U-Boats?


Uboat.net has published an interesting article on the fate of the few U-boats that survived the war.

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Old October 18th, 2011, 06:36 AM   #2

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Chicago has the U 505 and it is open to the public for tours.
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Old October 18th, 2011, 06:47 AM   #3

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That's for the link Diddy.
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Chicago has the U 505 and it is open to the public for tours.
Indeed. In fact, there are also a number of other boats on display at other places.
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Indeed. In fact, there are also a number of other boats on display at other places.
There is one at Kiel which is a museum, and another in liverpool uk
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Woodside in Birkenhead, UK has the U-534 which was sunk and later raised and partially restored. Came across this interesting picture of the damage done by a depth charge to a U-boat.
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Chicago has the U 505 and it is open to the public for tours.
I believe that is the only U-boat captured intact during the war. I think the name of the book was U-505 by Daniel Gallery. A truly cool story and worth a read.
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In the Spanish American War, captured ships were auctioned off and the 'prize money' was distributed to the victorious capturing crews:

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I believe that is the only U-boat captured intact during the war. I think the name of the book was U-505 by Daniel Gallery. A truly cool story and worth a read.
Good Point of historical reference! The capt. of the U.S. Navy ship that helped captured the 505 was from Chicago, they have a nice life history of him in Chicago at the 505 tour. The 505's captain committed suicide before he lost his sub to the Americans as well.
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Good Point of historical reference! The capt. of the U.S. Navy ship that helped captured the 505 was from Chicago, they have a nice life history of him in Chicago at the 505 tour. The 505's captain committed suicide before he lost his sub to the Americans as well.
24 Oct 1943
The commander of U-505, Kptlt. Peter Zschech, committed suicide while under a heavy depth charge attack on 24 Oct 1943. This was the only such case in the war. The IWO, Meyer, saved the boat and brought it back to port.

Oblt. Harald Lange was the skipper on the 4 June 1944 he passed away in 1967.

The first U Boat captured was the U110 which the British removed the Enigma machine and code books from. The U Boat sunk under tow with suggestions that it was deliberately sunk to prevent the Germans knowing the British had captured her, which would cause them to change their codes.
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