German submarine U-505

U-505 image provided courtesy of Chicago Museum of Science and Industry

On June 4th, 1944 the U-Boat U-505 was captured by the U.S. Navy. After her capture the U.S. Navy interred the crew as prisoners of war and secretly towed the craft to Bermuda. U-505 is one of 6 U-boats captured by allied forces, of these ships only 4 survive as museums. In 1954 U-505 was donated to the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry where she has resided since. The boat stands as a war memorial to the sailors who lost their lives in the Battle of the Atlantic.


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