From: Waynesboro, PA, USA
I'd like to commend you, Grumble, for bringing this part of the U-Boat Operations to light. I was able to find the following sources to support you statement:
6 TypeIIA U-Boats were transported, by land and canal, to the Rumanian port city of Costanza in support of Operation Barbarossa. They were stationed in the Black Sea from 10/42 until 10/44.
However, six boats out of 1,158 built by Germany does not a fleet make. A small flotilla, yes. But there is still no documented evidence that any of these boats made all or part of the trip down the Danube. I'm sure they did, at least towards the end of their journey. But this is of no consequence, other than to modify the statement of
Originally posted by Grumble:
I'm at work, but I'll look through my stuff over the next day or two, and let you know.
UBoats operated in the Med, Black Sea, Indian Ocean, and the Baltic as well as the anti-convoy ops in the North Sea/Atlantic/US seaboard.
This was the point of my response to Gavris. It is an incorrect statement, and I felt compelled to say so. Forgive me if I want to see accurate, historical evidence posted in the forum, not anecdotal or apocryphal musings.
Once again, I say "Well done, Grumble".
Was the only way for many years in WWII for germans to send theirs U-boots (not only) onto Black Sea.