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German U-Boats built for the Second World War from 1935 until 1945. Including U-Boat Histories, and Losses, during the battle of the Atlantic Naval enthusiasts notice boards available at bottom of page.

U570 after she had been captured by the British and renamed as HMS Graph. ©Tony Davies

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Name Launch Date Fate
U1 15th June 1935 Used for crew training from 1935 and was only put into action in March 1940. Patrolled off the coast of Norway until taken into Wilhelmshaven for work to be done. She was supposed to return to Norway but was lost en route.
U2 1st July 1935 Similar to U1, serving off Norway and returning to Wilhelmshaven for work. Resumed training duties in July 1940 but sank after colliding with a fishing boat.
U3 19th July 1935 Used for training crews but when war broke out she patrolled the North Sea. She sank 2 boats SS Vendia and SS Gun. Resumed training duties in July 1940. Given over to Allied countries after the war.
U4 31st July 1935 Used for training initially then patrolled the coast of Norway. She sank three boats SS Martti Ragnar, SS Walma and SS Gertrud Bratt. Joined 4th U-boat group and then sank submarine HMS Thistle. Given over to Allied countries after the war.
U5 14th August 1935 Used as a training boat initially. Patrolled Kattegat then took part in Operation Hartmut.  Joined 8th U-boat group. Resumed training duties in July 1940. 19th March 1943 accidental sinking with the loss of 20 crew plus the commander. 16 crew survived.
U6 21st August 1935 Used as a training boat initially. Patrolled Kattegat. Took part in Operation Hartmut. Joined 8th U-boat Group. Resumed training duties in July 1940. Given over to Allied countries after the war.
U7 29th June 1935 Patrolled Kattegat then went to Norwegian coast where she sank SS Akenside, SS Solaas & SS Takstaas on 22nd, 28th & 29th September 1939 respectively. Took part in Operation Harmut, joined 9th U-boat group. Resumed training duties in 1940 and was lost in a diving accident on 18th February 1944. No survivors.
U8 16th July 1935 Used as a training boat initially. Patrolled the Orkneys and Pentland Firth in May 1940. Resumed training duties in July 1940. Scuttled towards the end of the war.
U9 30th July 1935 Reconnaissance of Eastern Scotland with U19. Patrolling off Kinnairds Head on 18th January 1940 she sank first SS Flandria then SS Patria. Ordered to lay mines in Moray Firth from February 1940 resulting in the sinking of SS San Tiburcio. Sank SS Linda off the Orkneys on 11th Feb. Took part in Operation Hartmut. Patrolled Dutch & Belgian coastlines in May 1940, sinking SS Viiu, SS Tringa and SS Sigurds Faulbaums. Became a training boat and then joined 30th Flotille 1942-44. Sunk on 20th August 1944 by Soviet aircraft.
U10 13th August 1935 Used as a training boat initially. Patrolled North Sea and Orkneys in 1939. Back in the North Sea she sank SS Kvernaas and SS Ameland on 17th & 18th February 1940 respectively. Took part in Operation Hartmut. Resumed training duties in July 1940. Given to Allied countries after the war ended.
U11 27th August 1935 Used as a training boat initially and then used for tests returning to training school in March 1943. Scuttled on 3rd May 1945 and then scrapped.
U-Boats pictured c.1937 include U12, U15, U16 and U18.  © Tony Davies

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U12 11th September 1935 Patrolled east coast of England in August 1939, sinking only two months later after striking mines in the Straits of Dover. No survivors.
U13 9th November 1935 Patrolled the North Sea then laid mines off Orford Ness in September 1939. These mines resulted in the sinking of SS Magdapur, SS Phyrne on 10th & 24th September, damaged the SS City of Paris on 16th. Patrolled north east coast of Scotland then the Kinnairds Head area sinking SS Cairnmona on 30th October. Sank SS Start on 31st Jan 1940, then SS Fram on 1st Feb 1940. SS Anu was sunk on 6th Feb 1940 by mines laid by U13 in Firth of Tay. Took part in Operation Harmut. Sank SS Swainby on 16th April 1940. Sunk by depth charges from HMS Weston on 31st May 1940. Some Enigma instructions were recovered, all 26 crew picked up.
U14 28th December 1935 Patrolled off Polish coast. Reconnaissance of Scapa Flow and Orkneys in September 1939. Patrolled North Sea in January 1940 sinking SS Biarritz on 25th. Patrolled Kinnairds Head area in February 1940, sinking SS Sleipner on 15th and SS Rhone, SS Osmed & SS Liana on 16th. Patrolling near Zeeburgge she sank SS Vecht on 7th March 1940, the SS Borthwick, SS Abbotsford and SS Akeld on 9th. Took part in Operation Hartmut. Became training boat in July 1940. Scuttled on 5th May 1945.
U15 15th February 1936 Patrolled east coast of England in August 1939 and laid mines off Flamborough Head which sank SS Goodwood and SS Orsa. Patrolled the Channel in September 1939 and laid mines off Lowestoft in November. Sunk after being rammed by the German torpedo boat Iltis on 30/31 January 1940.
U16 28th April 1936 Laid mines in Tees Bay in September 1939 then patrolled Norwegian coast sinking SS Nyland on 28th September 1939. Laid mines off Dungeness on 22nd which sank fishing boat Sainte Clair in November. Heavily damaged by depth charges from HMS Puffin and HMS Caton Wyke near Goodwin Sands. She sank the next day with the loss of all hands.
U17 15th November1935 North Sea patrols in August 1939 laying mines off the south east coast of England. Patrolled Shetlands in January 1940 moving to the North Sea in February where she sank SS Rijnstroom on 2nd March. Two days later she sank SS Grutto. Patrolled Norwegian coast in April 1940 before becoming a training ship in May. Scuttled on 2nd March 1945.
U18 6th December 1935 Patrolled Polish waters in August 1939 then moved to the Great Belt in September  and then to the Orkneys in October. Patrolling Kinnairds Head area she sank the fishing boat Wigmore on 18th November 1939. Sank the SS Varild on 23rd January 1940. Patrolled Shetlands in February 1940. Became training ship in March 1940 until recommissioned in May 1943. Patrolled the Black Sea from May 1943-August 1944 possibly sinking 10 boats during this time. Scuttled in 1944, she was raised & repaired by the Russians and commissioned into the Russian Navy after the war ended.
U19 21st December 1935 Recon of North Sea then patrolled east coast of Scotland in August 1939. Mines laid near Inner Dowsing lightship on 17th October 1939. Three ships sunk SS Capitaine Edmond Laborie, MV Deodata and SS Konstantinos Hadjipateras on 21st, 21st and 24th respectively. Minelaying ops off east coast of England in November 1939 resulted in SS Carica Milica sinking on 18th. Patrolled northeast coast of Scotland sinking SS Manx on 9th January 1940. Sank SS Baltanglia & SS Pluto on 23rd January 1940 off Farne Islands and later on 25th the SS Louvain & SS Gudveig. Patrolling Shetlands in February she sank MV Daghestan on 20th. Sank SS Minsk and SS Charkow off the Moray Firth on 19th March 1940 and the next day SS Viking and SS Bothal. Took part in Operation Hartmut. Training duties from May 1940 until April 1942. Patrolled the Black Sea from January 1943 until September 1944. Sinking three ships. Scuttled on 10th September 1944.
U20 14th January 1936 Patrolled Norwegian coast and then off the Orkneys in September 1939. Mines laid on 21st November at Newarp Lightship resulted in the sinking SS Ionian & SS Willowpool. Sank SS Magnus on 9th December 1939 near Peterhead then SS Sylvia on 13th January 1940. Patrolling Orkneys she sank SS Faro, SS Fredensburg, SS England & SS Hosanger all on 27th January 1940. Sank SS Maria Rosa on 29th Feb & SS Mirella on 1st March near Lowestoft. Training ship from May 1940 until 27th May 1943. Patrolled Black Sea sinking seven boats. Scuttled on 10th September 1944.
U21 13th July 1936 Patrolling North Sea in August/September 1939. Mine laying in Rosyth on 4th November 1939 which sank HMS Bayonet and SS Royal Archer and damaged HMS Belfast. Patrolled Kinnairds Head in November 1939 and sank SS Arcturus on 1st December. Patrolling off Aberdeen she sank SS Mars and SS Carl Henkel on 21st December. Patrolling Orkneys & Kinnairds Head in January 1940, sinking SS Vidar on 31st near Pentland Firth, then SS Vid on 4th Feb. Diverted to Norwegian coast she ran aground near Kristiansand and her crew were interned until the German landings in Norway. Became training ship in July 1940 and scrapped after 1944.
U22 28th July 1936 Baltic patrols in August 1939 then to the Orkneys in September and sank SS Parkhill on 18th November 1939. Minelaying possibly near Blyth in December which sank SS Mars on 27th. HMS Loch Doon & SS Hanne were sunk on 25th & 28th December. SS Eston sank on 28th January 1940 after hitting the same mines. Patrolling Scottish coast she sank HMS Exmouth, in Moray Firth, and SS Tekla on 21st January. Ordered to Cape Lindesnes she sank en route possibly after striking a mine. No survivors.
U23 28th August 1936 Patrolled the North Sea and laid mines in Firth of Forth in September 1939. Patrolled Orkneys and sank SS Glen Farg on 4th October 1939. Laid mines in Cromarty Firth and Invergorden on 4th November. In December she patrolled the Shetlands sinking SS Scotia on 8th. Patrolled the Orkneys and Kinnairds Head sinking SS Fredville, MV Danmark & SS Bisp on 11th, 12th & 24th Jan 1940 respectively. She sank SS Tiberton, HMS Daring & SS Loch Maddy on 14th, 18th & 22nd Feb respectively. Became training ship in May 1940, then patrolled Black Sea from June 1943 - September 1944. During this time she sank 8 or more vessels. Scuttled on 10th September 1944.
U24 24th September 1936 Patrolled North Sea and laid mines off Hartlepool on 27th October 1939. SS Carmarthen sank due to these mines on 9th November. Patrolled Black Sea from October 1942 - August 1944 resulting in 9 ships being sunk. Scuttled on 25th August 1944, she was raised & repaired by the Russians and commissioned into the Russian Navy after the war ended. Scrapped in 1960.
U25 14th February 1936 Patrolled in Mediterranean and sank SS Baoule on 31st October 1939. Patrolling off Shetland in January 1940 she sank SS Polzella and SS Enid on 17th and MV Pajala on 18th. Moved south to Spanish & Portguese coasts sinking SS Songa en route on 22nd, then sank SS Armanistan on 3rd Feb near Lisbon. Sank MV Cahstine Maersk on 13th near Shetlands. Took part in Operation Hartmut. Joined 1st U-boat Group in April 1940. Moving to the Atlantic she sank HMS Scoutstoun on 13th June, then turned to the English Channel where she sank a tanker on 19th. En route to patrol west coast of Britain she struck mine and sank 3rd August 1940. No survivors. 
U26 14th March 1936 Minelaying operation off Portland in August 1939 which sank MV Alex van Opstal on 15th, SS Binnendijk on 8th October and SS Elena R on 22nd November 1939.Sent to lay mine sin Gib she was prevented by bright lights so patrolled the Med in October. Atlantic patrol in January 1940 sinking SS Nidarholm on 12th near Ireland ad SS Langleeford on 14th. On 14th February she sank SS Steinstad. Used for transporting arms and ammo to Trondheim in April 1940, she also sank MV Cedarbank on 21st near Alesund. Patrolled Bay of Biscay in June 1940 sinking SS Frangoula Goulandris, SS Belmoira & SS Merkur on 30th June 1940 near Fastnet. She located convoy OA 175 but was located by HMS Gladiolus & HMS Rochester and depth charged. Forced to surface she was then bombed by F/Lt W Gibson's Sunderland and scuttled on 1st July 1940. 39 survivors.
U27 24th June 1936 Atlantic patrol in August 1939. Sank fishing boats Davara & Rudyard Kipling on 13th and 16th September. Sunk by depth charges from HMS Fortune and HMS Forester on 20th September 1939. No casualties.
U28 14th July 1936 Atlantic patrol from August 1939 west of Ireland sinking MV Vancouver City on 14th September. Sank MV Sliedrecht on 17th November then SS Royston Grange on 25th. Laid mines near Swansea in December which sank SS Protesilaus on 21st Jan 1940. Patrolled English Channel in February 1940 and sank SS P Margaronis and MV Eulota on 9th and 11th March respectively. Atlantic patrol again in May 1940 then sank SS Sarmatia, SS Adamandios Georgandis and SS Prunella on 18th, 19th and 21st June. Patrolling off the Minch in August she sank SS Eva on 27th and SS Kyno on 28th. Sank SS Mardinian in convoy SC2 on 9th September and SS Maas in convoy OA210 on 11th. Became training ship in November 1940 and sank on 17th March 1944.
U29 29th August 1939 Atlantic patrol in August 1939 sinking MV Regent Tiger on 8th September. Neptunia sunk on 13th and MV British Influence on 14th. Scuttled on 4th May 1945. HMS Courageous was sunk on 17th September off Ireland - 518 crew died. Laid mines in Bristol Channel in February 1940 which sank SS Cato on 3rd March. SS Thurston and MV Pacific Reliance sunk on 4th March 1940. Used to transport small arms and ammo to Norway in April. 26th June she sank SS Dimitris and on 1st July sank SS Adamastos. SS Santa Margarita and MV Athellaird were sunk on 2nd July 1940. Patrolling west coast of Britain she sank SS Eurymedon on 25th September. Became training ship in January 1941 until scuttled on 4th May 1945.
U30 1936/37 Scuttled just before the war ended.
U31 1936/37 Lost sometime during the war.
U32 1936/37 Lost sometime during the war.
U33 1936/37 Lost sometime during the war.
U34 1936/37 Lost sometime during the war.
U35 1936/37 Lost sometime during the war.
U36 1936/37 Lost sometime during the war.
U56 1938/9 Lost at sea during the war.
U57 1938/9 Scuttled in May 1945.
U58 1938/9 Scuttled in May 1945.
U59 1938/9 Surrendered in May 1945.
U60 1938/9 Scuttled in May 1945.
U61 1938/9 Scuttled in May 1945.
U62 1938/9 Scuttled in May 1945.
U63 1938/9 Lost at sea during the war.
U93 launched 8th June 1940 Sunk By HMS Hesperus by depth charges 15th January 1941
U120 1940 Scuttled towards the end of the war.
U121 1940 Scuttled towards the end of the war.
U137 1940 Scuttled in May 1945.
U138 1940 Lost at sea during the war.
U139 1940 Scuttled in May 1945.
U140 1940 Scuttled in May 1945.
U141 1940 Scuttled in May 1945.
U142 1940 Scuttled in May 1945.
U143 1940 Surrendered in May 1945.
U144 1940 Lost at sea during the war.
U145 1940 Surrendered in May 1945.
U146 1940 Scuttled in May 1945.
U147 1940 Lost at sea during the war.
U148 1940 Scuttled in May 1945.
U149 1940 Surrendered in May 1945.
U150 1940 Surrendered in May 1945.
U151 1940 Scuttled in May 1945.
U152 1940 Scuttled in May 1945.

The Coning Tower of U-552.    Identified by Carl Proctor.  

U-552 returning from a patrol off the coast of America in 1942.   Wearing the white cap is Kapitanleutnant Topp.  Thanks to Carl Proctor for the image and the information

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 Of all the big piston-engined navy fighters built after WWll, the Hawker Sea Fury was the greatest.Rugged, powerful and fast, the formidable Sea Fury achieved fame over Korea in both fighter and ground attack roles and was the last of the line of piston-engined Fleet Air Arm fighters.

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Larry Lewis DFC by Graeme Lothian. (B)
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D-Day, Sword Beach, Normandy 1944 by David Pentland. (Y)
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 Private Robert Jones. Decorated for conspicuous bravery and devotion to the wounded at Rorkes drift. Private Robert and William Jones, posted in a room of the Hospital facing the hill, kept up a steady fire against enormous odds, and while one worked to cut a hole through the partition into the next room, the other shot Zulu after Zulu through the loophooled walls, using his own and his comrades rifle alternatively when the barrels became to hot to hold owing to the incessant firing. By their united heroic efforts six out of the seven patients were saved by being carried through the broken partition. the seventh, sergeant Maxwell being delirious, refused to be helped, and on Robert Jones returning to take him by force he found him being stabbed by the Zulus in his bed, Robert Jones died in 1898 in Peterchurch Herefordshire . Both men were awarded the Victoria Cross.

Last Man Out by Mark Churms. (Y)
Half Price! - £50.00
 D squadron 22 SAS, made their way to the Argentinian landing strip where they proceeded to destroy 11 enemy aircraft with demolition charges, 66mm rockets and small arms. The destruction of these enemy aircraft, among them Paccaras, most certainly saved many lives among the Task Force and proved a valuable morale booster at the same time.

Raid on Pebble Island, Falkland Islands, 1982 by David Pentland. (P)
Half Price! - £1900.00



Click above to see all of our sport art index - Eight random half price sport items are displayed to the right.

Some Current Half Price Sport Art Offers

MT26. Juan for Williams by Michael Thompson.
Juan for Williams by Michael Thompson.
Half Price! - £30.00
 Jacques Villeneuve.

The Maple Leaf Maestro by Stuart Coffield
Half Price! - £20.00
 England 53 - South Africa 3, Twickenham, Novermber 23rd 2002. England: Robinson, Cohen, Tindall, Greenwood, Christophers, Wilkinson, Dawson, Vickery, Leonard, Thompson, Johnson, Kay, Moody, Back, Hill. (Subs): Dallaglio, Gomersall, Healey, Morris, Regan, Stimpson. Scores: Try - Cohen, 2 Tries - Greenwood, Try - Back, Try - Hill, Try - Dallaglio, Penalty Try, 2 Penalties - Wilkinson, Conversion - Wilkinson, Conversion - Dawson, 2 Conversions - Gomersall, 2 Conversions - Stimpson. <br><br>South Africa: Greef, Paulse, Fleck, James, Lombard, Pretorius, Conradie, Roux, Dalton, Venter, Lambuschagne, Krige, Wannenburg, Van Niekerk. (Subs): Jacobs, Jordaan, Russell, Uys, Van Biljon, Van der Linde, Wentzel. Score : Penalty - Pretorius.

England v South Africa - Investec 2002 by Doug Harker. (Y)
Half Price! - £100.00
This signed art print was produced at the end of 2000 after the Olympics of that year, and has been sold out from the publisher for many years.  We have the last few publishers proofs of this edition available.  This superb art print celebrates the ultimate achievement for any athlete, the winning of an Olympic gold medal.  In the modern era athletes from Great Britain have won 178 gold medals and Gary Keane's montage celebrates some of the highlights from those achievements.  It captures the determination and effort required to win, as well as the euphoria when the realisation that a life long dream has finally become a reality.  This print is not only a tribute to those featured but also to all other competitors and medal winners who have strived to bring glory and honour to Great Britain.  As the Olympic Games enter a new century and a new chapter in history, it is hoped that this reminder of past glories will also help to inspire those competing for gold in the future.  This limited edition print is signed by six gold medal winners : <br>LYNN DAVIES - 1964 TOKYO Men's Long Jump.<br>MARY PETERS - 1972 MUNICH Pentathlon.<br>DALEY THOMPSON - 1980 MOSCOW Decathlon & 1984 LOS ANGELES Decathlon.<br>TESSA SANDERSON - 1984 LOS ANGELES Javelin.<br>SALLY GUNNELL - 1992 BARCELONA 400 metre Hurdles.<br>STEVEN REDGRAVE - 1984 LOS ANGELES Rowing Coxed Fours, 1988 SEOUL Rowing Coxless Pairs, 1992 BARCELONA Rowing Coxless Pairs, 1996 ATLANTA Rowing Coxless Pairs (and since signing this print, also 2000 SYDNEY Rowing Coxless Fours).

British Olympic Legends by Gary Keane
Half Price! - £110.00

DHM1480. Jenson Button 2004 BAR 006 by Ivan Berryman.
Jenson Button 2004 BAR 006 by Ivan Berryman.
Half Price! - £50.00
 The Minstrel, 1977, Shergar, 1981, Golden Fleece, 1982, .Teenoso, 1983, Reference Point, 1987, Nashwan, 1989.

Derby Winners by Peter Deighan.
Half Price! - £100.00
B40. Jean Alesi/ Benetton B.196

Jean Alesi/ Benetton B.196 by Ivan Berryman
Half Price! - £40.00
B46. Damon Hill/ Williams FW.16 by Ivan Berryman
Damon Hill/ Williams FW.16 by Ivan Berryman
Half Price! - £40.00

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