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Second World War
Battle of the Atlantic  - The U-Boats Surrender

With Germany's defeat in May 1945, its U-Boats (submarines) were required to surrender to Allied forces. The Royal Canadian Navy was involved in the surrender of U-Boats in European waters, while U-190 and U-889, surrendering to Canadian forces in the Western Atlantic, were brought to ports in Newfoundland and Nova Scotia.

U-889's Stern
U-889's Stern

With U-889 out of the water, the submarine's propellers, rudders, diving planes, and rearward-firing torpedo tubes are clearly visible.

The two propellers (centre bottom), each with three paddle-shaped blades, received power from U-889's diesel engines or its electric motors, and drove the submarine through the water. The rudders (twin vertical blades) and diving planes (twin horizontal blades) helped steer and control U-889. Caps covered the two rearward-firing torpedo tubes (centre), opening when a torpedo was to be fired.

George Metcalf Archival Collection
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15 U-Boats Surrender, Loch Eriboll
Surrendered U-Boats at Lisahally, Northern Ireland
U-570 Sailor's Cap
The Surrender of U-190, 1945
U-190 Surrender Document
U-190 and Canadian Escort
German Prisoners Leaving Their U-Boat, Bay Bulls, Newfoundland
MP28/2 Sub-machine Gun
Equipment Plates from U-190
U-190's Starglobe
U-190 Pennant
Under Canadian Control
U-889's Crew
Inside U-889
U-889's Control Room
U-889's Aft Torpedo Room
U-889's Stern
U-889's Bridge Superstructure