U Boat Killer

A classic of naval warfare! "Macintyre was England's top U-boat destroyer during World War II, with seven kills and several captures to his credit.

U Boat Killer

A classic of naval warfare! "Macintyre was England's top U-boat destroyer during World War II, with seven kills and several captures to his credit. Here he offers his firsthand account of safeguarding convoys in the North Atlantic from roaming German subs. Pretty scary stuff."--Library Journal.

U Boat Killer

U-Boat Killer, first published in 1956, is an exciting account of a British Royal Navy destroyer in World War II. Tasked with guarding vital Atlantic convoys and later commanding 'Hunter/Killer' groups, author Captain Donald MacIntyre (1904 ...

U Boat Killer

U-Boat Killer, first published in 1956, is an exciting account of a British Royal Navy destroyer in World War II. Tasked with guarding vital Atlantic convoys and later commanding 'Hunter/Killer' groups, author Captain Donald MacIntyre (1904-1981) became a near-legend during the war, with 7 destroyed German submarines to his credit, as well as several U-boat captures. He also survived a torpedo hit, and, after ramming a U-boat, successfully piloted the damaged ship back to safety.

USS Frost

USS Frost


Hitler s U Boat War

As for the even more vaunted Type XXI electro boat, designed to provide high
sprint speed submerged, its crippling faults bear repeating in detail.# • Poor
Structural ... Finally, a few words about the aircraft as a U-boat killer. In World War
I, ...

Hitler s U Boat War

The second and final volume of the definitive account of the German submarine war. Acclaimed on its publication in 1997 ('should become the standard history of the Unterseeboote' - Washington Post) volume one of Clay Blair's magnum opus is here followed by volume two, The Hunted covering 1942-45. In this volume the fortunes of the German navy are completely reversed - due in no small part to Allied codebreaking - and they suffer perhaps the most devastating defeat of any of the Germany forces. destroying their submarine service entirely. Blair has been at work on this history for nine years since the British and American governments began to release official WWII records in the 1980s. Blair himself served in submarines in combat in WWII. He chronicles the U-Boat war with authority, fidelity, objectivity and extraordinary detail. He also writes vivid and dramatic scenes of naval actions and dispassionate, but startling new revelations, interpretations and conclusions about all aspects of the Battle of the Atlantic.

The Defeat of the German U boats

U - boats Sunk in Mid - Atlantic Convoy Battles or Convoy - Related Battles , 17
April - 29 November 1943 Date U - Boat Killer 17 April U - 175 USCGC Spencer
23 April U - 189 Aircraft V / 120 23 April U - 191 HMS Hesperus 25 April U - 203 ...

The Defeat of the German U boats

The largest, most complex naval battle and its impact on World War II's outcome.

Turning the Tide

How a Small Band of Allied Sailors Defeated the U-boats and Won the Battle of
the Atlantic Ed Offley. Karl-Jurg Wächter from Busch, Rainer ... 7 Teamwork
comments from MacIntyre, U-boat Killer, p. xii. 8 Details on escort ship weapons
from ...

Turning the Tide

The United States experienced its most harrowing military disaster of World War II not in 1941 at Pearl Harbor but in the period from 1942 to 1943, in Atlantic coastal waters from Newfoundland to the Caribbean. Sinking merchant ships with impunity, German U-boats threatened the lifeline between the United States and Britain, very nearly denying the Allies their springboard onto the European Continent--a loss that would have effectively cost the Allies the war. In Turning the Tide, author Ed Offley tells the gripping story of how, during a twelve-week period in the spring of 1943, a handful of battle-hardened American, British, and Canadian sailors turned the tide in the Atlantic. Using extensive archival research and interviews with key survivors, Offley places the reader at the heart of the most decisive maritime battle of World War II.

World War II in Literature for Youth

Submarines Through 1945: An Illustrated Design History, 288 U-Boat Ace: The
Story of Wolfgang Luth, 65 U-Boat ... U-Boat Commander: A Periscope View of
the Battle of the Atlantic, 115 U-Boa: commanders, 67 U-Boat Killer: Fighting the ...

World War II in Literature for Youth

This comprehensive volume provides a wealth of information with annotated listings of more than 3,500 titles—a broad sampling of books on the war years 1939-1945. Includes both fiction and nonfiction works about all aspects of the war. Professional resources for educators aligned to the educational standards for social studies; technical references; periodicals and electronic resources; a directory of WWII museums, memorials, and other institutions; and topics for exploration complement this excellent library and classroom resource.

The U Boat War 1914 1918

Washington, IMPERIAL GERMAN D.C., 22 April, EMBASSY 19152 The public,
stunned by the magnitude of the disaster, turned its venom on the 'baby-killer' U-
boat captains. The Times referred to 'the atrocious conduct of the Germans' and ...

The U Boat War  1914   1918

This unique account charts the complete story of a single U-boat patrol through the summer of 1942 based around a remarkable collection of photographs that were liberated from a concrete U-boat pen in Brest at the end of the war and which had, until recently, remained hidden in a shoe box. The boat in question, U-564, carried the famous three black cat motif of Reinhard Teddy Suhren who, along with Prien and Kretschmer, was one of the top U-boat commanders during the battles of the Atlantic. This remarkable book provides unique access into both the day-to-day life of a U-boat at sea and into the detailed workings of the Kriegsmarine. Through the successes and trials of U-564 the reader is transported to that vast and watery battlefield that was perhaps the most significant theatre of the Second World War.

Hitler s Wonder U Boats

Slotted in among the highly technical information in the German U-boat Museum were some fascinating personal logbook annotations from men who served in these boats. These non-technical, human anecdotes form the core of this book.

Hitler s  Wonder  U Boats

Launched during the last days of the Third Reich in an attempt to restart the Battle of the Atlantic, the majority of the revolutionary Electro-U-boats never saw action. Instead, they became the forebears of the Cold War's much dreaded hunter-killer submarines. Slotted in among the highly technical information in the German U-boat Museum were some fascinating personal logbook annotations from men who served in these boats. These non-technical, human anecdotes form the core of this book. Rather than compiling a technical treatise, Hitler's 'Wonder' U-Boats makes maximum use of the personal accounts to tell the human story of how this new generation of submarines went to war under the incredibly harsh conditions that prevailed at the time. Accompanied by more than 100 images, this unique operational information is mirrored with similar reports from conventional snorkel-fitted U-boats, which were at sea at about the same time, to provide a good comparison with earlier types. The result is a work that makes it easy to appreciate the improvements that were made in such an incredibly short period of time to place the Electro-U-boat among the great technical achievements of the 20th century.

The U boat Hunters

... description of Operation Teardrop see Y Blood , Hunter - Killer , 260 – 72 ;
details of the sinking of U879 can be found in the United States Fleet Anti -
Submarine Bulletin , May 1945 77 The U - boat was probably U548 , thought to
have been ...

The U boat Hunters

The Royal Canadian Navy is best known for its role in the defence of convoys against attacks by U-boats, particularly those in the mid-Atlantic from 1941 to 1943. Marc Milner's 1985 book, North Atlantic Run: The Royal Canadian Navy and the Battle for the Convoys, was the first scholarly analysis of those crucial defensive operations. The U-Boat Hunters takes up the story for the last two years of the war, when the measurement of operational effectiveness at sea shifted from success in defending convoys to the ability to hunt down and sink U-boats. The U-Boat Hunters, which completes Milner's analysis of the RCN's battle with Germany's submarines, is a pioneering study of the final years of the Atlantic war and a landmark work in both Canadian and modern naval history.

The U Boat War in the Atlantic 1942 1943

the U-boat commanders to believe that this was a special hunter-killer group. The
pursuit was broken off and a new patrol line formed. During the preceding weeks
our Radio Intelligence had succeeded in obtaining a whole series of positions ...

The U Boat War in the Atlantic  1942   1943

This is the fascinating account, as told from the German perspective, of the Battle of the Atlantic, the longest-running, continuous military campaign in World War II, spanning from 1939 through to Germanys defeat in 1945. At its core was the Allied naval blockade of Germany, which was announced the day after the declaration of war, although it quickly grew to include Germany's counter-blockade. The name "Battle of the Atlantic", was coined by Winston Churchill in 1941 and he famously stated that the U-boats were the only thing that really frightened him. The U-boat war encompassed a campaign that began on the first day of the European war and lasted for six years, involved thousands of ships and stretched over thousands of square miles of ocean, in more than 100 convoy battles and perhaps 1,000 single-ship encounters. In the 68 months of World War II, 2,775 Allied merchant ships were sunk for the loss of 781 U-boats.This is the story of that massive encounter from the German perspective. Published in three volumes, this work was compiled under the supervision of the U.S Navy Department and the British Admiralty by Fregattenkapitan Gunther Hessler. The author, though without previous experience as a writer, had first hand experience of U-boat warfare having commanded a U-boat in 1940 and 1941. For the remainder of the war he was Staff Officer to the Flag Officer commanding U-boats. He had access to German war diaries and other relevant documents concerning U-boat command, and this work based on these many documents, tells the story entirely from the viewpoint of that command. For this reason this work is essential reading for anyone interested in the history of World War II from primary sources and will be of enduring interest to those engaged in attempting to unravel the true nature of submarine warfare in World War II.

The U Boat Wars

Sir Andrew Cunningham, the new first sea lord, expounded on the subject of the
U-boat war. Cunningham had ... It was not yet the new U-boat war that Doenitz
had promised a year earlier, yet the hunter-killer teams were not having ...

The U Boat Wars

The remarkably effective submarines (U-boats) of the German Navy devastated the Allies during the first part of World War II and very nearly brought British and American sea forces to their knees. Military historian Hoyt here describes the years when U-boat "wolf packs" under the command of Admiral Karl Doenitz terrorized the Allies, sinking a third of Britain's battleships in 1939, and how the Allies came back, developing anti-submarine weapons that sent almost three-fourths of the U-boat crews to the bottom of the ocean. The U-Boat Wars is a gripping account of the battles at sea and the men—Doenitz, Churchill, sub-hunter Captain F. J. Walker, and others—who decided the fate of the Atlantic.

Battle of the Atlantic 1942 45

This book, the second of two volumes, explores the climactic events of the Battle of the Atlantic, and reveals how air power – both maritime patrol aircraft and carrier aircraft – ultimately proved to be the Allies' most important ...

Battle of the Atlantic 1942   45

As 1942 opened, both Nazi Germany and the Allies were ready for the climactic battles of the Atlantic to begin. Germany had 91 operational U-boats, and over 150 in training or trials. Production for 1942–44 was planned to exceed 200 boats annually. Karl Dönitz, running the Kriegsmarine's U-boat arm, would finally have the numbers needed to run the tonnage war he wanted against the Allies. Meanwhile, the British had, at last, assembled the solution to the U-boat peril. Its weapons and detection systems had improved to the stage that maritime patrol aircraft could launch deadly attacks on U-boats day and night. Airborne radar, Leigh lights, Magnetic Anomaly Detection (MAD) and the Fido homing torpedo all turned the anti-submarine warfare (ASW) aircraft into a submarine-killer, while shore and ship-based technologies such as high-frequency direction finding and signals intelligence could now help aircraft find enemy U-boats. Following its entry into the war in 1941, the United States had also thrown its industrial muscle behind the campaign, supplying VLR Liberator bombers to the RAF and escort carriers to the Royal Navy. The US Navy also operated anti-submarine patrol blimps and VLR aircraft in the southern and western Atlantic, and sent its own escort carriers to guard convoys. This book, the second of two volumes, explores the climactic events of the Battle of the Atlantic, and reveals how air power – both maritime patrol aircraft and carrier aircraft – ultimately proved to be the Allies' most important weapon in one of the most bitterly fought naval campaigns of World War II.

U boat Commander

It was the Group , already mentioned , of the most successful British U - boat killer
, the much decorated Captain F . J . Walker , RN who , with his flagship Starling or
in combination with others , had sunk the most German U - boats , namely 20 .

U boat Commander

A true-life war thriller by the famed U-boat ace who presents an authentic view of the notorious wolf packs and their encounters with the Allies.

U boat Commanders and Crews 1935 45

... Berlin 1943 Keatts , Henry and Farr , George , Dive into History - U - boats ,
American Merchant Marine Museum Press ... to Third Reich Militaria , Ian Allan
Ltd , Shepperton 1987 MacIntyre , Donald , U - boat Killer , Weidenfeld and
Nicolson ...

U boat Commanders and Crews  1935 45

A study of the training, organisation, duties and daily life at sea and in port of all ranks. The author gives detailed accounts of specific patrols by individual crews at different stages of the war drawn from original logs. He examines the fact that the majority of Allied tonnage was sunk by only a small fraction of the submarines at sea.

U boat Operations of the Second World War Career histories U1 U510

... vols Macdonald 1965 Lohmann , W & H H Hildebrand Kriegsmarine 1939 - 45
Podzun Verlag 1956 - 1964 Lund , Paul and H Ludlam Night of the U - boats
Foulsham 1973 Macintyre , Capt Donald U - boat Killer Weidenfeld & Nicolson
1956 ...

U boat Operations of the Second World War  Career histories  U1 U510

The first of two volumes covering the career histories of all of the U-boats which saw action in World War II. The histories of some 1200 vessels are covered and each entry aims to be easily accessible. Every aspect of a boat's activities are covered, from laying the keel to its ultimate fate. Each entry gives locations and dates of units and any boats served with, commanders, number of patrols undertaken, ships sunk along with names of vessels and locations, incidents of note, re-fuelling by U-tankers and supply ships, attacks on shipping, survivors picked up and finally the ultimate fate. Appendices allow cross-referencing and contain such material as Deutsches Feldpost Numbers.

U boat Operations of the Second World War Career histories U511 UIT25

... vols Macdonald 1965 Lohmann , W & H H Hildebrand Kriegsmarine 1939 - 45
Podzun Verlag 1956 - 1964 Lund , Paul and H Ludlam Night of the U - boats
Foulsham 1973 Macintyre , Capt Donald U - boat Killer Weidenfeld & Nicolson
1956 ...

U boat Operations of the Second World War  Career histories  U511 UIT25

A rapid reference source for every aspect of an individual U-boat's activities, from the laying of the keel to its ultimate fate.

The Secret Capture

Though the U-boats were reaching ever farther out into the Atlantic from their new
bases in western France, in early ... Walker and Vanoc on 17th March, 1941, see
Captain Donald Macintyre U-boat Killer (Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1956).

The Secret Capture

For fifteen years after the end of the war all official Admiralty records showed the German submarine U 110 as sunk on 9 May 1941 by the surface escorts of convoy OB.318. As this book was the first to reveal, this was a deliberate deception, as the U-boat was actually captured and its contents fully investigated before being allowed to sink a day later, a fact skilfully kept from even the survivors of the submarines crew. As the official historian of the naval war, Roskill had followed the party line when writing his authorised account, but provoked by exaggerated claims concerning a US Navy capture of a U-boat in 1944, Roskill decided to set the record straight. His narrative is prefaced by brief coverage of previous submarine captures by the Royal Navy three Italian and one German before covering the U 110 operation in great detail, underlining the skill and bravery of those involved.We now know that the reason for the secrecy was that the U-boat gave up valuable codebooks, charts, ciphers and, most significantly, a complete and undamaged Enigma machine. At the time of the books first publication, Ultra was still a secret, so Roskill (who clearly knew about it) had to be discreet about the exact details of what was taken from the submarine while insisting on its crucial value to the war effort. However, a new introduction puts the capture into context, making clear its vital importance in the history of allied codebreaking in World War Two.

The U boat Wars

New York : Coward McCann & Geoghegan , 1978 . Lund , Paul , and Ludlum ,
Harry , Night of the U - Boats . London : W . Foulshamand Company Ltd . , 1973 .
MacIntyre , Donald , Captain , U - Boat Killer . Annapolis Naval Institute Press ...

The U boat Wars

Chronicles the history of Nazi Germany's U-boat offensive during World War II, which devastated Allied shipping, and the Allies' ultimately successful strategic defense