U-boat facts for kids
A U-boat is a military submarine used by Germany. German submarines were most active in the First Battle of the Atlantic in World War I and in World War II. Although they could be very effective as weapons against enemy warships, they were most effective in economic warfare (commerce raiding) and enforcing naval blockades against enemy shipping.
The name is an abbreviation of the German Unterseeboot ("undersea boat"). In English, U-boat refers exclusively to the German vessels used during the World Wars. In German, however, the term U-Boot refers to any submarine, including modern and foreign ones.
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U-boat pens in Saint-Nazaire, France
U-534, Birkenhead Docks, Merseyside, England
Captured Type VII and Type IX U-boats outside their pen in Trondheim, Norway, 19 May 1945.
Type 212 submarine with air-independent propulsion of the German Navy in dock at HDW/Kiel
In Spanish: U-Boot para niños
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