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Uboats Collection

Background imageUboats Collection: Teasing Tirpitz, or luring a U boat to Dover, Heath Robinson

Teasing Tirpitz, or luring a U boat to Dover, Heath Robinson
A battered British plane suspends a tiny toy boat on a string, fooling a German U boat into pursuing it all the way to Dover. Another mischievous war tactic dreamed up by William Heath Robinson

Background imageUboats Collection: Goodyear K-Type -these so called blimps though slow wer

Goodyear K-Type -these so called blimps though slow were faster than U-Boats Used to escort Atlantic convoys

Background imageUboats Collection: WW2 - Surfaced Enemy Submarine sees a Corvette on her track

WW2 - Surfaced Enemy Submarine sees a Corvette on her track
WW2 - The Terror of the u-boat: by the white glare of a star shell and tracer bullets firing through a dark night, a surfaced enemy submarine sees a Corvette on her track 1942

Background imageUboats Collection: German U-boat abandoned and partly blown up, 1917

German U-boat abandoned and partly blown up, 1917
A German U-boat at ebb-tide, stranded on the sands near Calais, abandoned by its crew, set on fire and partly blown up. A general view of the wrecked boat with its deck-gun amidships

Background imageUboats Collection: Arado Ar 231 an ambitious attempt to provide U-Boats wi

Arado Ar 231 an ambitious attempt to provide U-Boats with a readily stowable set of far over the horizon eyes

Background imageUboats Collection: WW1 - Kaiser disappointed with his Zeppelin and U-Boat

WW1 - Kaiser disappointed with his Zeppelin and U-Boat
WW1 - An illustration mocking the German Emperor Wilhelm II. Here he is depicted in his night robes, holding a down-scaled zeppelin in one arm, and a U-Boat in the other

Background imageUboats Collection: Focke Achgelis E-19 prototype of FA 330 Used aboard U-B

Focke Achgelis E-19 prototype of FA 330 Used aboard U-Boats to extend their visual range from 5 to 25 miles, around 20 built

Background imageUboats Collection: Flettner Fl-282 -first flown in October 1941, only 24 o

Flettner Fl-282 -first flown in October 1941, only 24 of these helicopters were built, as their main use would have been naval -itself a low priority other than U-Boats

Background imageUboats Collection: Sphere cover - German U boat in Thames by Tower Bridge

Sphere cover - German U boat in Thames by Tower Bridge
The German submarine, U-155 (Deutschland) one of four lying in the River Thames flying the White Ensign at the end of the First World War. Date: 1918

Background imageUboats Collection: Arado Ar 231 seen in its stowed form for use on the lar

Arado Ar 231 seen in its stowed form for use on the larger U-Boats

Background imageUboats Collection: German submarine by G. H. Davis, WW1

German submarine by G. H. Davis, WW1
A German submarine or U-boat gliding towards its prey underwater. Date: 1918

Background imageUboats Collection: WW1 - Thessaloniki, Greece - Practising firing at submarines

WW1 - Thessaloniki, Greece - Practising firing at submarines
WW1 - Thessaloniki, Greece - Sailors of the International Expeditionary Force stationed at Thessaloniki practise firing at submarines. Date: circa 1916

Background imageUboats Collection: Americans Versus Uboats

Americans Versus Uboats
Uncle Sam, assisted by Labor, cut the German U-boat menace down to size. (America had entered the war by this time.)


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