U-744 was forced to surface on 6 March 1944 after a 31 hour pursuit by ships of C-2 Support Group. The crew abandoned ship. Scuttling charges, set by the Chief Engineer, detonated but did not sink the boat. HMCS Chilliwack and St. Catherines put over boarding parties, HMCS Chilliwack's reaching U-744 first. Code books, signal publications and equipment were removed from the boat. Supposedly, the bulk of these materials were lost during the transfer between the U-Boat and the destroyers…
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Soldiers of the German navy, coast guard, and submarine wolfpacks celebrating Christmas on every sea and ocean they were deployed to.
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Originally intended as a defensive weapon, the 88mm anti-ship cannon played a useful role in offense as well, where it was often used to sink lone merchants and stragglers. Mounted on most Type VII U-boats, the naval 88mm is totally unrelated to the famous 88mm of the German Army - to such an extent that they could not use the same ammunition.
U-Boot Type VII C-41
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U-boat surfacing. WOW!
U46 type VII B de K.L.Endrass ou U47 de K.K.Prien (même emblème sur le kiosque)