Due to bad
weather, the Operation Deadlight Expedition is currently in port.
In order to
give the viewer some information to read today, I would like to take
this opportunity to list some of the U-boat wrecks I have located and
filmed over the last few years. Links to where you can read more about
the wrecks and see some underwater images are included.
UC65 - LaLa
Lafrenz' U-boat sunk by a British submarine. Wreck in two halves.
UC51 - Minelayer lost of Start Point in a British minefield. Mine
chutes still full of 'eggs'.
UB81 - Rhienhold Saltzwedel's submarine, lost in tragic circumstances
off the Isle of Wight.
UB72 - Sunk by a British submarine in Mid-Channel - fantastic dive.
UB37 - Sunk by a British Q-ship - small UBII-Class in excellent
UB74 - Sunk by Yacht 'Lorna' - one survivor killed by exploding depth
UB130 - Sunk on way to breakers yard.
Unidentified U-cruiser - located off Brixham.
images of some of these wrecks can be seen at
U33 - VIIA -
Enigma rotors came into allied hands as a result of the sinking.
U480 - An Alberich U-boat identified 200 miles from its official
U678 - Sunk by a Canadian escort group off Brighton.
U671 - Sunk off Brighton.
U1195 - Sunk off the Isle of Wight after sinking the liner 'Cuba'.
U772 - Sunk off Portland.
U1191 - Sunk in Mid-Channel.
U212 - Lost off the Sussex coast U269 - Macintyre's last kill - sunk
U413 - Gustav Poel's boat, lost off Brighton.
Unidentified VIIC - NE of Cherbourg - We believe that this could be
U767, however this is still far from certain.
U741 - lost in the Baie de Seine.
Unidentified VIIC - Baie de Seine - NOT U390 or U741 - possibly U441
U260 - Mined off southern Ireland - images available at
images of many of these wrecks can be seen at
I hope you
enjoy the images. I am always interested in corresponding with
families who have an interest in any of the U-boats mentioned, or sunk
around the British Isles.
Operation Deadlight Expedition 2001