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Mediterranean, which proved something of an ulcer for the ... -: U-boat service. Faced with mounting losses and the AngloAmerican Torch invasion of North-West Africa in November, Donitz ordered most of his boats out of the Mediterranean, concentrating on attacks off the Moroccan coast, west of the Straits of Gibraltar. •_. •• :~i: .. In the Atlantic, the U-boats achieved their greatest .. :.... ::: part of the year. While seven U-boats were lost during the ... month (the highest monthly total of 1942), 126 ...

V By the summer of 1941, the total number of U-boats at D6nitz's disposal had risen to 184, and numbers continued to rise throughout the year, reaching 250 by 1 December. The remainder were newly-commissioned boats which were still undergoing sea trials, boats whose crews were still in training, or else older boats, held in reserve in the U-boat training flotillas. This all meant that at anyone time, no more than 36 boats were on patrol in the North Atlantic during the latter half of 1941. Despite this, the general increase in numbers encouraged D6nitz to establish patrol lines in the Atlantic, screens of boats stretching across the major transatlantic convoy routes.

Note the appearance of smoke damage to the roof of Pen 12. 30 IN ACTION Above: lWo Type VII boats lying outside the main entrance to the St Nazaire V-boat pens. Aworkshop area can be seen on the right of the photograph. The presence of diesel exhaust smoke on the left of the photograph suggests the picture was taken before 1942, when the use of diesel engines in harbour was prohibited. Aerial-launched acoustic mines littered the harbour, and were triggered by diesel engines, but not by electric motors.

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