Want to find out what happened to the commander of U-234 (Last Mission to Japan)? or like trivia? This is the definitive work in English.
Includes all relevant information, including U-Boot Class, posthumous promotions, birthplace, and in many cases, co-ordinates where last located.
In many cases, U-Boat commanders were enthusiastic young men, only to age quickly during command and the least political of officers in the several services. Anyone wishing to pursue study of any particular commander should begin here.
Excellent cross-referencing by name and submarine, including multiple commanders. Interestingly, U-96, the subject of Das Boot, the film documenting the wartime expoits of a Type VII-C, had four commanders--a rather unusual high.
Due to abbreviations, knowledge of German would be helpful...refer to the German Military Dictionary published by the U.S. Armed Forces for assistance. The losses are, of course, staggering.