The What's New Archive
01:26 - New gallery of U-505 photos
Just installed a new gallery of photos for the U 505 in Chicago, USA. This is called Onboard the U 505 at Chicago by John MacKay. There are two amazing things about this gallery; first is that it shows views normally forbidden to visitors and the second is that it was taken in 1977!
14:31 - Wolfpack data revised
Rainer Kolbicz has been working on the Wolfpack database and yesterday we totally replaced the older data with new and much updated and revised version. Currently there are over 230 Wolfpacks listed there, and on each one you can see the boats, the positions and the ships hit, if any. Check it out.
- Added book review for An Honorable German
16:27 - 3 new pages added
Just added 3 new pages to the site; Most successful convoy attacks by a U-boat (showing what U-boat had best results in a convoy battle), and then Greatest loss of life (WWII ships hit) and Largest loss of life (WWI ships hit). These are common questions and now a page explains these losses.
12:47 - The Oskar Kusch case
Added references to the Oskar Kusch case to the two U-boat commanders that had key roles in his court martial, death sentence and execution; Dr. Ulrich Abel (his IWO who reported Kusch for cowardice) and Otto Westphalen who was a judge on the court and took part in overruling the prosecutor's suggestion of 10 years with a death sentence.
23:35 - U-boat Commander Photos added
Added photos of the following 5 German U-boat commanders of WWI;
Kptlt. Horst Degen, Kptlt. Karl-Heinz Hagenau, Kptlt. Klaus Harney, Kptlt. Wolfgang Riekeberg and KrvKpt. Alois Zech.
In addition to the items shown here above we made some 5090 additions or changes in our databases during November 2009.