Only Two Submarines
Submarines were crucial to both the Allies and the Axis powers during World War II. The German Navy would build 1,156 U-boats, of which 784 were lost from enemy action or other causes. U-boats hit no less than 3,474 Allied ships, sinking enemy ships in areas as distant as the Dutch East Indies and the Arctic Ocean. On the Allied side, US submarines sank 1,314 Japanese navy and merchant ships in the Pacific, with submarines accounting for decimating 60% of Japan’s merchant navy fleet, severely crippling the Japanese war economy.
During the conflict, submarine warfare was widespread and merciless, but after the end of the war, it just seemed to… stop. While submarines continue to be an integral part of navies around the world, there have been only 2 submarines that sank enemy ships in combat since…
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