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The image archive of the U-boat Archive contains around 183,000 historical photos of U-boats and their commanders from both world wars in 2017. It is thus the most comprehensive special image archive of U-boats in the world. The average increase per year amounts to approx. 600 photos. Our employees are continuously working on the digitization of these image collections. On our shop page you can browse through all digitized pictures and order them online.


Inquiries about special pictures that have not yet been digitised can be sent by email to or by post. Please refer to the list of fees for the fees incurred.



Photographs of U 47 under Kapitänleutnant Günter Prien in October 1939

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