The U-boat war in Maps

The Mediterranean

The first boats to enter the area were the U-97 and U-559 on 26 Sept, 1941. Any U-boat that entered the Mediterranean was lost forever to the Battle of the Atlantic as the currents in the Straits of Gibraltar were simply too strong to escape that way again while submerged (the only feasible way due to strong Allied ASW patrols in the Straits).

In this body of water the allies successfully tried a new ASW tactic called Swamp, see file on U-371 (Oblt. Horst-Arno Fenski) for more info.

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U-boats in the Mediterranean - see the operations, losses and victories

U-boats lost in the Mediterranean


1941. 1942. 1943. 1944.

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62 German U-boats lost in the Mediterranean. The following 10 U-boats were lost at Toulon, France during July and August 1944, through allied air raids;
    U-380, U-410, U-421, U-466, U-471,
    U-586, U-642, U-952, U-967 and U-969.

Naval Warfare in the Eastern Mediterranean, 1940-1945

Koburger, Charles W.

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Books dealing with this subject include

The Battle for the Mediterranean. Macintyre, Donald, 1975. (transl.)
British Aircraft Carriers 1939-45 (New Vanguard). Angus Konstam, 2010.
British battleships 1939-45 (1). Konstam, Angus, 2009.
British Submarines 1939-45. Innes McCartney, 2006.
Capturing Enigma. Harper, Stephen, 2000. (transl.)
Carrier Operations in World War II. Brown, J.D., 2009.
Discharged Dead. Hart, Sydney, 1956.
Diving stations. Peter Dornan, 2011.
Dog Boats at War. Lord Lewin, 2000.
Flag 4. Pope, Dudley, 1999.
German Submarine Warfare 1914-1918 in the Eyes of British Intelligence. Koerver, Hans Joachim, 2010.
Graue Wölfe in blauer See. Alman, Karl, 1977. (transl.)
H.M. Corvette. Monsarrat, Nicholas, 2001.
I Drasi tou Polemikou kai Emporikou Ellinikou Naftikou kata ton B' Pagosmio Polemo. Manolas, Stamatios G., R. Adm. (ret.), Economist - Attorney at Law, 1998.
De Kat met de Negen Levens. Claes, Wijnand,
Mala flota bez mitow. Borowiak, Mariusz, 1999.
Maritime Is Number Ten - The Sunderland Era 1939-45. Baff, K.C. (Flight Lieutenant), 1983.
Marynarski worek wspomnien. Karnicki, Borys, 1987.
Moja wojna: Wspomnienia ostatniego dowodcy ORP Dzik. Klopotowski, Andrzej, 2002.
The Naval War in the Mediterranean 1940-1943. Greene, Jack and Massignani, Alessandro, 1999.
Naval Warfare in the Eastern Mediterranean, 1940-1945. Koburger, Charles W., 1993.
Okrety plyna po ladzie. Piwowoñski, Jan, 1959.
Okrety podwodne Sokól i Dzik. Pertek, Jerzy, 1958.
Periscope patrol. Turner, John Frayn, 2009.
Peryskop w Gore. Damski, Zbigniew, 1972.
Przez pryzmat peryskopu. Guzowski, Andrzej, 1997.
The Rohna Disaster. Bennett, James Gordon, 1998.
Royal Naval Air Service 1912-1918. King, Bradley, 1997.
Sokoly siedmiu mórz. Biskupski, Stanislaw, 1972.
Struggle for the middle sea. O\'Hara, Vincent P., 2009.
Telegraphist Air Gunner. Sims, Ken, 1999.
The Twilight of the U-Boats. Edwards, Bernard, 2004.
Tin Can Sailor. Calhoun, C. Raymond, 1993.
Torpedo, Achtung ! Los !. Marschall, Wilhelm, 1938.
U-Boats Beyond Biscay. Bernard Edwards, 2017.
U-Boats of the Kaiser's Navy. Williamson, Gordon, 2002.
U-X stand im Mittelmeer. Schröder, Edgar, 1943.
US Destroyers 1934-45. Dave McComb, 2010.
Zraloci Cisare Pana. Cesti namornici na rakouskych ponorkach 1914-1918. Jindrich, Marek, 2001.

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