Daily Archives: 19th December 2023

British naval armed guards look on as a German submarine rating carries torpedo parts from the surrendered U-826 at Loch Eriboll,

Operation Deadlight – The End of the U-Boats

The Royal Navy’s executive action, Operation Deadlight, led to the sinking of 116 German U-Boats off Northern Ireland between 27 November 1945 and 12 February 1946. It was the culmination of the long-held determination of the British Government to ensure the total elimination of the Kriegsmarine’s submarine fleet after the end of hostilities. On 4 May…