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U-Boat is the abbreviation in German for Unterseeboot.


Germany built several different classes and types of U-Boats during World War 1.


Although German U-boats were effective against enemy war ships their main impact was against merchant shipping.


At the beginning of WW1 Germany had about 38 U-Boats and by the end of the war they had built 334.

There were never more than about 60 active at one time but at their peak, in October of 1917, there were 140 active.


About 178 German U-boats were sunk during WW1.


To combat the German U-Boats the British built antisubmarine submarines.

These submarines sank 17 German U-boats during WW1.


In an attempt to combat U-Boats the depth charge was invented during WW1.

These were set to explode at a specified depth.

At first they were rolled off of ships into the water but later devices were invented to shoot them off of the ships.

They were not very effective due to the fact they needed to explode close to the U-boat, approximately 10 to 20 feet to sink it.

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