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The commander of the German submarine U-552 Lieutenant Commander Erich Topp standing on the bridge at the time of returning from military campaign.

German submarine returns from patrol; her skipper, Lieutenant-Commander Erich Topp is on the conning tower (foreground left) along with the watch, June

U-530 after surrender at Mar del Plata Naval Base. U-530 did not surrender at war's end, instead the crew headed for Argentina. Her captain, Oberleutnant Otto Wermuth, had decided to surrender on 10 July 1945 at Mar del Plata. He did not explain why it had taken him more than two months to reach there, nor why the crew carried no identification, nor what had happened to the ship's log. The unexpected arrival of U-530 started many rumors. A Buenos Aires provincial police report a strange…

The was one of the last of the German U-boats to surrender at the end of the Second World War. The was a Type submarine, and it was an improvement on the smaller models that had been used previously.

8 June 1941, U-Boots U-123 and U-201 leaving port to go on war patrol with their crews on deck waving

U-Boats ~ 8 June U-Boots and leaving port to go on war patrol with their crews on deck waving ~ BFD

U-Boats ~ German submarine U-455 in Port ~ BFD

was a German Type VII-B U-boat that was commanded by submarine ace Gunther Prien. Prien's greatest achievement was to sneak his U-boat into the British harbour of Scapa Flow, not 6 weeks into the war, sinking the battleship HMS Royal Oak with the los

In 1943, German submarine U-boat 537 arrived in Canada's Labrador's Martin Bay with an automated weather station code named "Kurt

Discovered German WWII weather station

Type submarine at anchor in Martin Bay, Labrador, Newfoundland (now Canada) on 22 Oct Crewmen can be seen on deck offloading components of Weather Station Kurt into rubber rafts. Source Bundesarchiv Added By David Stubblebine

U-100, Sunk 17 March 1941 by British warships.

Sunk 17 March 1941 by British warships.

U-Boats ~ U-Boat war: German submarine on mission in the aAtlantic ocean .horizon obeservation from the tower (sail) May 1942 - Getty Images ~ BFD

U-Boats ~ U-Boat war: German submarine on mission in the aAtlantic ocean .horizon obeservation from the tower (sail) May 1942 - Getty Images ~ BFD

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