Top U-Boat Aces Of All Time

During the world war 2 Germany had produced a large number of iconic and outstanding U-Boats, but Germany just did not produce extra-ordinary U-Boats but also gave some amazing commanders which share a prominent name in the history.

Here are some of the famous German captains who were heroes of their time.

Final rank: Fregattenkapitan

He was commissioned on the U-boats U-23 and U-99 and was the commander on them. He has the record of sinking 56 ships and became the tonnage king of the German U-Boat service catering a total tonnage of 313,611 tons.

He had spent only 18 months at sea in the WW2 so keep this in mind his achievements are remarkable. Compared to other U-Boat Captains he had a shorter time of fighting the enemy, but no one could surpass his record tonnage sunk.

Wolfgang Luth

He has captained over four U-Boats, U-9, U-138, U-43 and U-181 and during his time period he has a record of sinking around 221,981 tons of tonnage from 47 ships. He was sent to the Naval Academy in Flensburg-Murwik to take the command over there, but unfortunately he was shot dead by mistake by a sentry there on 14th of May 1945.

He was given a State funeral 2 days later and became the only U-Boat Captainto be honored in that way.

Eric Topp

He has held the command of U-57, U-577, and U-2513 and have been responsible for drowning 35 ships to the bottom and has catered a tonnage of 192,611tons. His last expedition was on U-552 and

after that he was an in-charge of the Tactical U-Boat Flotilla in Gotenhafen.

Before the end of the war he was commissioned on the U-2513, just to scuttle her off Horten on the 8th of may 1945.


Worlds Largest Warships Which Are Proven War Icons

Humans have always dreamed to make everything big, fast and strong. This desire has been clearly glimpsed in the military world. Over the centuries the world has experienced and noticed some very extra-ordinary and power militaries with some very strong weaponry. Amongst them naval forces of various nations has proved to be icons of power and wealth. Time to time various countries have introduced some very powerful and highly armed warships in their naval fleet.

So lets have a look at some of the very biggest and iconic warships which have created a greater impact on the world.

1. Nimitz Class(USA)

The Nimitz Class aircraft carriers is considered to be the largest vessel currently servicing in the world. Just not that with an expense of $4.5 billion each year it is also the most expensive ship today. This ship has proved to be a vital add-on to the US naval fleet. It can operate 85 to 90 aircraft which is the highest number of aircraft operation compared to any other carrier in the world.

In 2004 to 2010 Nimitz has also provided an humanitarian relief in the Indonesian tsunami to the earthquake in Haiti.

2. Admiral Kuznetsov Class (Russia)

This stalwart war ship from Russia is fully equipped with heavy offensive-defensive weaponry. This heavy weaponry includes loads of SAM’s and various types of anti-submarine weaponry. This aircraft carries was commissioned in the year 1990 and today it is the only remaining aircraft of that class. When we look at its aircraft operation it operates over 30 fixed wing aircraft and a dozen of helicopters.

3. Modified-Admiral Kuznetsov Class (China)

This is the first aircraft to enter the Chinese naval fleet. Earlier this ship was a part of the Russian naval fleet and was named Riga. But later the Russians got rid of this aircraft carrier stating that it was no longer a fit to the navy fleet. In 1998 surprisingly this ship was bought by China stating it to convert it into a floating casino, but it’s intentions got revealed when China commissioned it in its naval fleet in 2012.