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On 8th May 1945, generally known as V-E Day, which marked the end of the war in Europe, around 153 U-Boats were in differents stages of combat. Operational U-boats were ordered to surface and sail for Allied ports flying a black flag of surrender. Most made for the UK, although a few reached the US. On 9th May 1945, the first of over 150 surrendered boats started to arrive, but more than 200 were scuttled. Of those surrendering, a quarter were taken over by the Allied powers and the rest…

A view astern showing the dismantled 20 mm gun of under the White Ensign flying from the periscope at Loch Eriboll, Scotland as Germany's U-Boat fleet began its surrender to the forces of the Royal Navy [A 28528 - Imperial War Museums.

U-534 in the docks, Liverpool

in the docks, Liverpool


U-Boats ~ (Type IXB) flying 5 victory pennants. (nickname "Edelweisseboot") was a Type IXB U-boat of Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine during World War II here seen flying 5 victory pennants. Under command by Korvettenkapitän Johann Mohr.