Foreign U-boats

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Foreign U-boats was the title for a special section created by Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine that adopted 13 captured enemy submarines and a single Turkish vessel into the U-boat corps. Beginning in 1939 and lasting until the end of World War II in 1945, the Kriegsmarine modified a total of 13 captured enemy submarines, then deployed them into combat with German crews. The special corps was not especially successful, as only ten enemy ships were destroyed by Foreign U-boats through the entire war. Eight of these were destroyed by UA, which was a modified Type IX U-boat originally built for the Turkish Navy.[1] However, some were effective as minelayers.

The captured submarines[edit]

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  1. ^ "Foreign U-boats". List of all U-boats. Retrieved 15 August 2006.
  2. ^ a b c d Showell, Jak P. Mallmann (1973). U-boats under the Swastika. Ian Allan. p. 120. ISBN 0-7110-0379-3.