The U-boat war in Maps

Cape Verde Islands

These islands, in the middle of the Atlantic, saw some serious U-boat and U-boat Hunting activity during the war. The most famous of these is the capture of U-505 (Oblt. Harald Lange) in 1944.

U-boats lost near the Cape Verde Islands

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1943. 1944.

Click on any marker to see the boat's number. Left double-click to zoom-in. Right double-click to zoom-out.

10 German U-boats lost in the Cape Verde area.

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