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Celeon999
07-13-2005, 09:51 AM
Maybe its of interest

Ive found a pic of an map which shows the position of u-boat wrecks in the english channel.

The numbers on the map are the U-boat numbers.
The crosses mark the position.

http://img333.imageshack.us/img333/1931/018962001617003ov.jpg

Its just a small part but its the only map ive found. Has anyone a complete map with all wreckage positions that are known ?


Here i have a link where you can find lots of information about nearly every U-boat in service in WW2. Problem is that the website is in german only. Sorry http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

But i think most of the information should be easy to identify.

U-boat information (http://www.deutsche-uboote.de/dieboote/uindex-gr.html)

Celeon999
07-13-2005, 09:51 AM
Maybe its of interest

Ive found a pic of an map which shows the position of u-boat wrecks in the english channel.

The numbers on the map are the U-boat numbers.
The crosses mark the position.

http://img333.imageshack.us/img333/1931/018962001617003ov.jpg

Its just a small part but its the only map ive found. Has anyone a complete map with all wreckage positions that are known ?


Here i have a link where you can find lots of information about nearly every U-boat in service in WW2. Problem is that the website is in german only. Sorry http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

But i think most of the information should be easy to identify.

U-boat information (http://www.deutsche-uboote.de/dieboote/uindex-gr.html)

Celeon999
07-13-2005, 10:44 AM
You should take a view on U-96 http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

You find some names there that were never mentioned in "Das Boot". Like the name of the captian.

SchroeterU-123
07-13-2005, 10:52 AM
Hi
Theres another great site to see the shunk Uboats all over the world here is the link Map of shunk Uboats (http://uboat.net/maps/index.html) this is also a great site http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

Celeon999
07-13-2005, 10:57 AM
Thanks http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

That is what i was searching for .

merlin414
07-13-2005, 04:57 PM
Thanks!!! AWSOME site.

Never realized how many were sunk near the US.

TooFastForLove.
07-13-2005, 07:50 PM
That map is really interesting. I was not aware that type VII boats went to North America, yet it seems several are sunk around there.

Celeon999
07-14-2005, 02:27 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">I was not aware that type VII boats went to North America, yet it seems several are sunk around there. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Me too.

Looks like they were ordered there due to the lack of avaible IX class u-boats.

But this is definitly crazy. The supply line via milkcows was so unstable that most of them hadnt a chance of ever reaching home again.

Just take a look on the bay of biscay. Then you realize why they called this area the valley of death. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

netherways
07-14-2005, 02:49 AM
Guys,

That UBoat.net map is pretty good in giving you an idea and general area of where the sub's were sunk. Just be careful with the accuracy, From looking in the channel map it seems to be very badly out on quite alot of the positions.

For example U275 is shown on the map to be about 25 miles off shore and about 40 miles to the West of Beachy Head (the pointy out bit above the "6" of U678) where as it is acctually only 6 miles off shore and 19 miles to the EAST of Beachy Head.

Great map to give you an idea of numbers though! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

Alex

Celeon999
07-14-2005, 06:38 AM
The most detailed and most complete map is made by Horst Bredow an WW2 U-boat men that has made the revealing of all u-boat fates to his life work.

Unfortunatly it seems that he doesnt has a website.

Ive seen a documentary about him and he is still missing a few hundreds u-boats which fates are completely unknown.

Some u-boats simply disappeared in areas where no allied combat report can be found. Maybe results of sabotage or a technical disaster onboard. And some u-boats will probably never be found because they sunk in areas of the atlantic with 2000 or 3000 meters depth.

DreamWizard6600
07-14-2005, 02:44 PM
You might also try this site:

http://www.shipwreckcentral.com/map/index.php

It's a searchable graphical map showing the locations of all discovered ship and boat wrecks around the world along with ship data (some with dive videos).

Use the search function to the left for the specific type of vessel then click on any icon at the bottom of the map and double click on the map to impliment the icons function. Hovering the

cursur for a few seconds over a point on the map gives a popup menue of ship names. Selecting one gives you specific data on the ship.