historywars:    The former German submarine UB 148 at sea, after having been surrendered to the Allies. UB-148, a small coastal submarine, was laid down during the winter of 1917 and 1918 at Bremen, Germany, but never commissioned in the Imperial German Navy. She was completing preparations for commissioning when the armistice of November 11 ended hostilities. On November 26, UB-148 was surrendered to the British at Harwich, England. Later, when the United States Navy expressed an interest…

historywars: The former German submarine UB 148 at sea, after having been surrendered to the Allies. UB-148, a small coastal submarine, was laid down during the winter of 1917 and 1918 at Bremen, Germany, but never commissioned in the Imperial German Navy. She was completing preparations for commissioning when the armistice of November 11 ended hostilities. On November 26, UB-148 was surrendered to the British at Harwich, England. Later, when the United States Navy expressed an interest…

A shell-hole in the side of HMS Chester sustained at the Battle of Jutland 31 May 1916. Visible on deck is a 5.5-inch gun.

A shell-hole in the side of HMS Chester sustained at the Battle of Jutland 31 May 1916. Visible on deck is a 5.5-inch gun.

Type XXI U-Boat, an electric German U-Boat, was a ground-breaking design as important as the nuclear submarine would be a decade later.  Unfortunately for Germany, it wasn't completed and ready for service until the end of the War; had it been, the results might have been drastically different . . .

Type XXI U-Boat, an electric German U-Boat, was a ground-breaking design as important as the nuclear submarine would be a decade later. Unfortunately for Germany, it wasn't completed and ready for service until the end of the War; had it been, the results might have been drastically different . . .

German U-96 just out of base, Captain making sure lookouts are up to standards; note it's a new patrol no beards.

German U-96 just out of base, Captain making sure lookouts are up to standards; note it's a new patrol no beards.

German submarine U-995 was a German Type VIIC/41 U-boat of the Kriegsmarine. She was laid down on 25 November 1942 by Blohm & Voss in Hamburg, Germany, and commissioned on 16 September 1943 with Oberleutnant Walter Köhntopp in command.

German submarine U-995 was a German Type VIIC/41 U-boat of the Kriegsmarine. She was laid down on 25 November 1942 by Blohm & Voss in Hamburg, Germany, and commissioned on 16 September 1943 with Oberleutnant Walter Köhntopp in command.

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