I am making this post to comemorate the brave sacrifice of the submariners of the Kriegsmarine in the Second World War. I got about halfway through adding up the losses but it just got too depressing at around 4,000. In total, 1,151 U-Boats were lost durring the war. U-Boats hold a special place in my heart. These brave men turned to the sea to make something of themselves and bring pride to the fatherland. In spite of staggering losses they mantained relatively high morale and faught on untill the end. In fact my nickname is derived from a U-Boat commander: Walter Kaeding.
Here are some faces of the U-Boat fleet.
"Moved to off-topic" ?
How many "merchants" did they drown?
My next door neighbour is credited with sinking one in the Bay of Biscay while piloting a Short Sunderland. He actually bounced on the the bombs off the conning tower!
"How many "merchants" did they drown?"
That is not the point.
This is definitely Off-topic material. This will only lead to arguments concerning who should be "most remembered" and idiotic things like that. I don't think there's any need to post things like this unless there's a really good reason or an anniversery where we remember ALL who died during WW2.
i didnt mean to post it here. i just forgot were i was.
'[130pz.Kading']"How many "merchants" did they drown?" That is not the point.
Sure why not, while we honor them we can also talk about how successful they were at killing lots of people. You know, the scary kind, woman and children.
Moved, and stay civil, it was a war and everybody played with the same rules, one thing is nazi crimes against mankind and other war actions, sadly all navies sunk merchants, war is a dirty business