A Grossdeutschland Division Horch Kfz 15 blocks a road with a damaged axle, while a Workshop Abteilung mechanic looks to repair & enable traffic to continue. His C/O, Werkmeister Zimmermann looks at the camera. Note the GD stahlhelm symbol on the driver’s door.
On 14 May 1945, U-889 was commissioned into the RCN and decommissioned in December 1945.
U-889 was one of ten U-boats allocated to the United States as part of the Tripartite Naval Commission sitting in Berlin in November 1945. She sailed to Portsmouth, New Hampshire on 10 January 1946 and experiments were conducted on her special hydrophone gear. She was sunk off Cape Cod on 20 November 1947.
Conning tower of the U-756 from above. Eighteen days into her first patrol, on 1 Sept 1942 the U-756 in the mid North-Atlantic was attacked by the Canadian corvette HMCS Morden. Heavily damaged, the vessel went down with all 43 aboard.
I know this isn't a WWII German Photo but I was wondering about the HMCS Morden that sank the above Uboat, and what a corvette looked like, so I did some research.....
"HMCS Morden was a Flower-class corvette that served with the Royal Canadian Navy during the Second World War. She fought primarily in the Battle of the Atlantic as an ocean escort.
The "corvette" designation was created by the French for classes of small warships; the Royal Navy borrowed the term for a period but discontinued its use in 1877.
During the hurried preparations for war in the late 1930s, Winston Churchill reactivated the corvette class, needing a name for smaller ships used in an escort capacity, in this case based on a whaling ship design."
Morden is a city in the Pembina Valley region of southern Manitoba in Canada. (Corvettes commissioned by the Royal Canadian Navy during the Second World War were named after Canadian communities).