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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-190 and Canadian Escort
U-190 and Canadian Escort

Following its surrender, the German submarine U-190 proceeded to Bay Bulls, Newfoundland, under escort by Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) vessels including the Fairmile motor launch seen in the distance.

HMCS Thorlock and HMCS Victoriaville had removed most of the crew from U-190 following its surrender late on 11 May, but a small group of German officers and sailors, guarded by a Canadian boarding party, remained on board to sail the submarine to Bay Bulls. Flying the RCN's White Ensign, U-190 reached its destination on 14 May.

George Metcalf Archival Collection
CWM 20030014-094

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