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"U-48, the most successful U-Boat in World War II, returning to base after a successful patrol" The U-48 was a Type VIIB U-boat of German Kriegsmarine during World War II. She was laid down on 10 Mar 1937 at F. Krupp Germaniawerft AG, Kiel as 'werk' 583, launched on 8 Mar 1939 and commissioned on 22 Apr 1939 under the command of Kapitänleutnant (Kptlt.) Herbert Schultze. When war was declared, she was already in position in the North Atlantic,

Type VIIB, commissioned 22 Apr 1939 under the command of Kapitänleutnant Herbert Schultze.

Capitulated German submarine U-234 escorted by two American Towings in New London

Capitulated German submarine escorted by two American Tugs in New London

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…

German U-boat Anti-Aircraft Guns - BFD

U-Boat ~ German U-Boot with a quadruple cannon mount and two twin

Boarding party from the corvette H.M.C.S. CHILLIWACK alongside the German submarine U-744 at sea, 6 March 1944.

Boarding party from the corvette H. CHILLIWACK alongside the German submarine at sea, 6 March

Artillerymen from the German U-123 submarine ready to firebat

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.

REPORT ON THE GERMAN SUBMARINE OF THE U-570 CLASS CAPTURED BY THE BRITISH IN AUGUST 1941 http://www.uboatarchive.net/U-570/U-570ONIReport.htm

REPORT ON THE GERMAN SUBMARINE OF THE U-570 CLASS CAPTURED BY THE BRITISH IN AUGUST 1941 http://www.uboatarchive.net/U-570/U-570ONIReport.htm

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