Three type VIIC-boats and the type IXA boat U 37 (second boat from the left) at the beginning of 1942 in Gotenhafen. U 37 and the VII C-boat of the 22. U-Flottille where they served as training boats for new crews. All the boats are fitted with removable ice protection structures on their bows. In the background is the ex norwegian passenger liner Vega which was used as a depot ship and had been renamed Wega by the Kreigsmarine.
09 Feb 45: British submarine HMS VENTURER sinks U-boat U-864 west of Bergen, Norway. This is history's only known, publicly acknowledged battle where one submerged submarine sank another. More: http://scanningwwii.com/a?d=0209&s=450209 #WWII