U-BOOT IM FOCUS

For years enthusiasts bemoaned the absence of a specialized publication about German submarines in the Second World War, and in 2007 our publishing company began such a series, titled U-Boot im Focus.

With the support of archives, private collectors and well-known experts in the field, the series is issued three times per year. Most of the photos that illustrate each edition have never before been published, and they are supplemented by informative captions and well-researched articles on all aspects of U-boat operations. The focus of our articles is on lesser-known facts and events. Each edition therefore offers the reader exclusive reading material and unique illustrations. The illustrations are of generous size and the highest quality, printed on glossy paper.

Each edition contains 50 pages, with about 60 photos including several in colour, plus 2 to 3 colour side-views and drawings of conning towers.

U-Boot im Focus Edition No 16 – Release in 2018!

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ISBN: 978-3-941437-37-1

U-Boot im Focus Edition No 15

 
 58 pages with 63 photos - thereof 13
 in colour, 1 coloured document,
 1 coloured conning tower sideview,
 2 coloured boat-sideviews, 3 maps,
 Readers Forum
 
 Unusual: The Commander Lends a Hand
 Boat in Focus: U-84 – The Story of a Boat
 Patrols off Newfoundland, America and
 in the Caribbean
 Documents: The Krupp Germaniawerft AG’s
 Knight’s Cross Certificate
 Conning Towers: U-431 – One-Off
 Camouflage Scheme in the Mediterranean
 Fates: The Last Photos and the Last
 Voyage of Kptlt. Schepke (U-100)
 Photos with a Story: U-Boat Code
 Names in the Bases at St. Nazaire and
 La Pallice
 Scenery: A Look into the Conning Tower
 Cap Badges: U-50’s Big “Whale” Cap
 Badge
 Interior Shots: U-109
 
 as well as photos of U-437, U-561, U-65,
 U-237 and further informations

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ISBN: 978-3-941437-35-7

U-Boot im Focus Edition No 14

 
 56 pages with 53 photos - thereof 3
 in colour, 1 coloured document,
 2 coloured conning tower sideviews,
 1 coloured boat-sideview, 3 maps
 Readers Forum
 
 Unusual: The Spanish Cross for
 Submariners
 Boat in Focus: Gulf of Finland Area
 of Operations – Actions by U-481 in the
 Eastern Baltic
 Pennants: Aircraft Shot Down in the
 Bay of Biscaya
 Color Photos: The Coastline – The Pain
 of Parting and the Feeling of Bliss
 Documents: Depth Control Master
 Diploma
 Fates: Complaints to the Luftwaffe
 (Attack on U-334)
 Conning Towers: U-431 – One-Off
 Camouflage Scheme in the Mediterranean
 Photos with a Story: U-Boat Runs
 over U-Boat – Collision Between U-322
 and U-1009 in the Baltic Sea in 1944
 Scenery: Hectic Activity in Kiel Habour
 (U-237)
 Unusual: What is the Turkish Fez About?
 (U-596 and U-123)
 Interior Shots: U-18
 
 as well as several photos of U-9,
 U-97, U-81, U-423, U-270, U-429, U-68,
 U-107 and further informations

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ISBN: 978-3-941437-33-3

U-Boot im Focus Edition No 13

 
 50 pages with 52 photos - thereof 2
 in colour, 1 coloured document,
 1 coloured conning tower sideview,
 1 coloured boat-sideviews, 1 coloured
 map, Readers Forum
 
 Oilskins with Function Labels
 Pennants: A Special Sinking Pennant
 and a Story (U-201 Schnee)
 Conning Towers: The so-called “La
 Spezia” Conning Tower on Mediterranean
 Boats
 Color Photos: Armored Personnel Boxes
 in Color and Black and White
 Photos with a Story: Collision with
 the Pocket Battleship Admiral Graf
 Spee (U-35)
 Boat in Focus: Camouflage Experiments
 on Type II A Boats in the Summer of
 1939
 Unknown Emblems: The Unidentifiable
 “Black Lion”
 Dress: Officers of U-387 in the
 “Luftwaffe Look”
 Unusual: The “Liliput” (Lilliput)
 Sweaters Worn by the Crew of U-575
 Fate: Explosion Aboard U-67
 
 and more information
 
 

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ISBN: 978-3-941437-11-1

U-Boot im Focus Edition No 12

 
 50 pages with 46 photos - thereof 4
 in colour, 2 coloured documents,
 1 coloured conning tower sideview,
 2 coloured boat-sideviews, 4 coloured
 maps, 4 coloured emblems and
 Readers Forum
 
 Conning Towers: The Cape Buffalo Head
 Emblem on U-10’s Conning Tower
 Color Photos: Late-War Color Photos
 of the 21st Flotilla (U-733)
 Boat in Focus: U-249’s FuMB Athos I
 Photos with a Story: U-1406 and U-1407 –
 Sunk or Surrendered at War’s End?
 Fate: Sunk in the Safe Submarine
 Base(U-622)
 Equipment: Reloading Torpedoes during
 U-221’s Third Patrol
 Scenery: Bombing Raid on Kiel on 14
 May 1943(U-236 + U-237)
 Unknown Emblems: U-387’s Fair-
 Skinned Moor
 Documents: British Leaflet for the Demora-
 lization of German Submariners
 
 as well as photos from different types and
 more information
 
 
 
 
 

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ISBN: 978-3-941437-25-8

U-Boot im Focus Edition No 11

 
 56 pages with 49 photos - thereof 7
 in colour, 2 coloured documents,
 2 coloured conning tower sideviews,
 2 coloured boat-sideviews, 4 coloured
 maps, 3 coloured emblems and
 Readers Forum
 
 Fate: Sunk during the Narvik
 Operation – (U-64)
 Scenery: In the Lorient Submarine
 Base (U-103 and U-106)
 Boat in Focus: U-438 – The Shark
 Mouth Boat
 Conning Towers: To Sea with Camouflage
 and Cat with Arched Back (U-24)
 Cap Badges: U-586’s Iron Hand
 Unusual: Oilskins with Function Labels
 Unknown Emblems: U-503 with the Coat
 of Arms of its Sponsor City
 Armaments on different boats
 
 as well as photos from different types and
 more information
 
 
 
 
 

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ISBN: 978-3-941437-24-1

U-Boot im Focus Edition No 10

 
 50 pages, 55 photos - thereof 5 in colour,
   2 coloured conning tower sideviews
 (U-653 and U778), 1 coloured map,
 3 coloured emblems, 1 coloured document,
 Readerforum
 
 Conning Towers: U-653 – In Action with
 the “Aggressive Lobster” on its Conning Tower
 Documents: A Christmas Greeting from
 “Camp Coral”
 Unknown Emblems: U-196’s Leaping
 Tiger (U-Kentrat)
 Boat in Focus: A U-Boat Rescues Refugees -
 U-778’s Operations During the Final Months
 of the War
 Equipment: 7 x 50 blc (Zeiss) U-Boat Binoculars
 Scenery: Polar Sea Boat in Action (U-367)
 Fate: Accident while Docking (U-209)
 
 as well as photos from different types and
 more information
 
 
 
 
 

U-Boot im Focus Edition No 9

 
 56 pages, 54 photos - thereof 12 in colour,
 1 coloured sideview (U-509 Type IX) ,
   4 coloured conning tower sideviews
 (U-509), 3 coloured maps, 1 coloured
 Emblem, Readerforum
 
 Boat in Focus: The Operations of
 “Sea Wolf” Boat U-509 (Typ IX)
 Pennants: Success against
 PQ-14 (U-403)
 Unknown Emblems: The 3rd
 Submarine Flotilla’s First Emblem
 Unusual: Awarding the War Merit
 Cross to U-671’s “Deer”
 Background: Between Service at the Front
 and Propaganda Appearance (Schepke)
 Armament: Use of the 20-mm C/38
 Quadruple Flak on U-Boats
 Color Photos: U-593 – A Dark
 Conning Tower in Color
 Cap Badges: Cap Badges of the
 U-Boat Arm – Part 1
 Scenery: U-957 with “List”)
 
 as well as photos from different types and
 more information
 
 
 
 
 

U-Boot im Focus Edition No 8

 
 50 pages, ca. 60 Fotos - thereof 2 in colour,
 1 coloured sideview (U-141) , 2 colour-
   conning tower sideviews (U-83 und U-141),
 1 map, 1 coloured document,
 Readerforum
 
 Pennants: Kptlt. Werner Henke’s First
 Patrol
 Boat in Focus: U-141—A Type II D Boat in
 Action in the North Atlantic
 Conning Towers: U-83 – Striped Camouflage
 in the Atlantic and Mediterranean
 Colorphotos: U-Krech Returns from Its 7th
 Patrol (U-558)
 Documents: The 3rd Submarine Training
 Division’s Christmas
 Unknown Emblems: U-929’s “Ladybug”
 Emblem
 Fate: Sunk by a Mine off Salamis -
 The tragic sinking of U-133
 Scenery: Captain’s Breakfast on the Bridge
 Unusual: Turtle Hunting Despite Threat from
 the Air (U-431)
 
 as well as photos from different types and
 more information
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

U-Boot im Focus Edition No 7

 
 52 pages, 58 photos - thereof 7
 colourphotos, 1 coloured sideview,
 2 colour-conning tower sideviews,
 1 coloured emblem, 1 coloured document,
 1 coloured map, Readerforum
 
 Unusual: U-66’s Camouflaged Periscope
 Color Photos: Run Aground in Oslo Fiord –
 U-128 in a Difficult Situation
 Boat in Focus: U-375 – Mediterranean
 Operations with an Unusual Camouflage
 Scheme
 Conning Towers: U-154 – The Type IX
 C Boat with the “Torpedo-spewing Cow”
 on the Conning Tower
 Scenery: Gruppe “Landwirt” (Group
 Farmer) as Invasion Reserve
 Unidentified Emblems: The Known and
 Unknown Emblems of U-59
 Background information: Visibility and
 Recognition Markings Worn by Type XXI
 and XXIII U-Boats with Submarine
 Acceptance Command (UAK) in 1944-45
 Documents: A Torpedo Hit Certificate
 from U-351
 Portait: Hermann Schrenk - from officier on
 an auxiliary cruiser to U-Boat commander
 
 as well as photos from different types and
 more information
 
 
 
 
 

U-Boot im Focus Edition No 6

 
 50 pages, 58 photos - thereof 3 colour-
 photos, 3 colour-conning tower sideviews,
 1 coloured emblem, 1 coulered document,
 Readerforum
 
 U-Boat in focus: U-404 – The “Viking Ship”
 on a Patrol with an Underwater Camera
 Unusual: U-178 with Wheels!
 Photos with a Story: The Forgotten Nega-
 tives – The Only Photos of U-215
 Conning Tower: U-702 – The Boat with
 the Elephant’s Head
 Unknown emblem: U-153 – Into Combat
 with a Battleaxe Emblem on its Conning
 Tower
 Document: U-488’s Supply Certificate
 Colourphotos: Training Boats in Color
 Scenery: After a Long Day!
 Fate: Burial at Sea on an Enemy Ship
 photos of "Milkcows"
 
 as well as photos from minelayers, electric
 boats type II B, Typ VII A, B and C and type
 IX boats