This timeline covers the naval war between the Allied and Axis navies between the years 1939 and 1945. This area includes the North and South Atlantic Oceans, plus the Arctic Ocean and North Sea. The Baltic and Caribbean Sea's are also included.
"I should like to pay the highest tribute for the most gallant fight put up against impossible odds"
Admiral Tovey After the sinking of the
Bismarck 27th May 1941
Vice Admiral John
Grand Admiral Karl
German Type-II U-Boat
The Type II's were the first submarines to be produced by Germany after the Versailles treaty was broken. They were short range and displaced just over 300 tons, carried a crew of 25 and were armed with six 533mm torpedoes fired through three forward tubes.