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U-805


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Surrender Details: Surrendered at sea to the US Navy on 12 May 1945. Arrived at Portsmouth, NH on 15 May
Time in US Navy: In poor condition and not required as a war prize. Declared surplus to Allied requirements and scheduled for sinking no later that 15 February 1946. Used as a source of spares for other US Navy U-Boats
Final Disposal: Sunk on 8 February 1946 by Sirago (SS-485) off Cape Cod, Mass.
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U-boats493kU-805 being escorted into Portsmouth by Ensenore (YTB-217) on 15 May 1945. The I.D. of the other tug might be civilian.Photo I.D. & text courtesy of David Wright.
USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com
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NR ANOTHER NAZI SUB COMES IN
The 245-foot, U-805 is shown entering Portsmouth Harbor yesterday, the first German submarine to surrender in New England waters. The ship made contact with naval authorities several days ago.
Three members of the crew stand on the fantail of the surrendered vessel before being taken ashore. A coast guardsman keeps his gun trained on the Germans, who are landed singly.
A.P. Wirephotos.
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo from Evening Star. [volume] (Washington, D.C.) 1854-1972, 16 May 1945, Image 3, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov
U-boats883kThis photograph shows four German submarines at the Portsmouth Navy Yard, which were surrendered off the coast of Portland.
They are probably the U-805, U-858, U-873 & U-1228.
National Archives Identifier: 7330125
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U-boats1.07kUnloading Concealed Material from German U-Boat, Portsmouth, New Hampshire. National Archives Identifier: 38329973
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U-boats752kTwo German U-Boats Being Unloaded, Portsmouth, New Hampshire. National Archives Identifier: 38329965
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U-boats926kTwo German U-Boats Being Unloaded, Portsmouth, New Hampshire. National Archives Identifier: 38329961
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U-boats162k U-805 flys the U.S. ensign as she arrives at Portsmouth, New Hampshire on the morning of 15 May 1945.Photo & text courtesy of uboatarchive.net
U-boats545kKriegsmarine War Ensign from Captured U-805, Portsmouth, New Hampshire. National Archives Identifier: 38329969
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U-boats648kCaptured German U-Boat with Submarine Snorkel Fully Elevated, Portsmouth, New Hampshire. National Archives Identifier: 38329977
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U-boats881kView of Submarine Snorkel on Deck of German U-Boat, Portsmouth, New Hampshire. National Archives Identifier: 38329971
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