- The untold story of 142 German and one Italian submarines, which patrolled the waters around Bermuda
- The Axis powers sank eighty Allied ships, one of them naval, for the loss of two submarines
- 1,224 Allied sailors and passengers were landed in Bermuda during the war
- More than steel on steel: this book tells of their survival voyages, rescue and reception
For the first time, a book exposes an obscure theatre of the Second World War in great detail and comprehensively, not just in terms of geography, but also from the perspectives of both Allied and Axis participants. U-Boats off Bermuda
provides details of specific U-Boat patrols and their commanders, as well as a general overview of the situation in the theatre of war around Bermuda. It is a detailed analysis of individual casualties, broken down by
a) background of ship,
b) background of U-Boat,
c) attack method (surface and/or submersed),
d) details of survivors and their plight at sea, and
e) their rescue, recuperation and repatriation.
Detailed maps and illustrations provide a human face to what were often tragic attacks with fatal consequences. Did you know that half a dozen German submarines came close enough to the US Naval Operating Base in Bermuda to see Gibbs Hill? Or that hardy Canadians from a sunken trading schooner rowed and sailed their way to the remote island on their own? Allied pilots based in Bermuda sank two German U-Boats, rescued dozens in daring water landings and several crashed.