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By Herbert A. Werner

The previous German U-boat commander Herbert Werner navigates readers in the course of the waters of global battle II, recounting 4 years of the main major and savage battles. through war's finish, 28,000 out of 39,000 German sailors had disappeared underneath the waves.

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Then, convulsively, her bow tilted upward and she plunged, stern first, beneath the surface. Nothing was left but life rafts tossed by high waves. Our first kill had come at 0410 on May 19. This swift victory, won in an area that most U-boats tried to avoid, was an extraordinary feat and gave us at least 7,000 tons to our credit The pressure which had been building up for days was released. U-557 proceeded on her new course at maximum speed. The Captain put as much distance as possible between us and the scene of the sinking on the correct assumption that there would soon be a concentration of eneflames.

U-557, her diesels throbbing reliably, made 14 knots through a lashing sea. The moon occasionally appeared from behind the flying clouds. The four of us on watch squeezed behind the superstructure, but cascades of water periodically turned the bridge into an icy pool. The towel that I had wrapped around my neck was soaked with water, which ran down my back and chest As I stood there with the binoculars up to my eyes, water sloshed into my sleeves and coursed down into my boots. " I snapped around, pointed my glasses into the given direction.

17-557 had not returned from From time to time I went to see the radio officer in search of news. I became ever more restless as I watched my classmates prepare for their first war patrol. Then came the day that shattered my hopes for an early sailing. The Adjudant brought me the bad news that U-551 would never return. She had been lost in the North Atlantic. I expected to be transferred aboard another U-boat immediately. But when nothing materialized after several more days, I became uneasy. I suspected that the Adjudant had intentionally failed to arrange a new assignment.

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