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May 21, 2015

“Goodnight. Sorry for sinking you,” says U-Boat Commander

 “Goodnight. Sorry for sinking you” Kommandant of U-68 to survivors of SS City of Cairo which he had just sunk. Korvettenkapitän Karl-Friedrich Merten Kommandant of U-68 Photo courtesy of Uboat.net The words...

April 16, 2015

BBC Says Record dive rescues $50m wartime silver from ocean floor

posted by author and historian Charles McCain     www.charlesmccain.com passenger ship SS City of Cairo owned by Ellerman Line circa 1939 (Photo from U-boat.net) Sunk on 6 Nov 1942 by...

November 3, 2010

An Alphabet Soup of Confusion: Torpedo Craft in World War Two

[Crossposted from CharlesMcCain.com] PT Boats, MTBs, E-Boats, S-Boots, Torpedo boats all blend together as generic terms for some type of small, fast torpedo craft. US Navy Patrol Torpedo boats were...