Conspiracy Theories

U Boat Sightings in Antarctica

The following lists all the U-boats that disappeared during the Second World War for which there is no explanation available (the fate of all other U-boats is meticulously recorded). It is possible that new data may become available to account for these ‘disappearances’, and it certainly should not be assumed that these submarines all made their way to Antarctica. Where a possible explanation has been suggested, this is recorded in the comments column.

Boat:     Date  missing           Last known location         Comments:

U-22     23.03.40                  Jammer Bay                      Possibly lost by mine.

U-54     20.02.40                  North Sea                         Possibly lost by mine.

U-122   22.06.40                  Baby of Biscay

U-104   28.11.40                  North-west of Ireland        Possibly lost by mine.

U-47     07.03.41                 North Atlantic

U-206   29.11.41                 Bay of Biscay                     Possibly lost by mine.

U-578   06.08.42                 Bay of Biscay

U-116   .10.42                     North Atlantic

U-184   21.11.42                 North Atlantic

U-337   03.01.43                 North Atlantic

U-553       .01.43                 North Atlantic Presumed sunk.

U-519   31.01.43                 Bay of Biscay

U-529   12.02.43                 North Atlantic

U-376   13.04.43                 Bay of Biscay

U-209   07.05.43                 North Atlantic

U-381   21.05.43                 South Greenland

U-647   22.07.43                 North of Shetlands Possibly lost by mine.

U-84     26.08.43                 North Atlantic

U-669   08.09.43                 Bay of Biscay

U-338   20.09.43                 North Atlantic

U-420    20.10.43                 North Atlantic

U-86      14.12.43                 North Atlantic

U-364     31.01.44                Bay of Biscay

U-666     10.02.44                North Atlantic

U-851     27.03.44                North Atlantic Presumed sunk.

U-335     04.04.44                Arctic Sea

U-455     06.04.44                Ligurian Sea

U-193     23.04.44                Bay of Biscay

U-240     17.05.44                Off Norway

U-740     06.06.44                English Channel

U-1191   12.06.44                English Channel

U-743     21.08.44                North Atlantic

U-180     23.08.44                Bay of Biscay

U-925     24.08.44                North Atlantic

U-865     09.09.44                Norway

U-703     16.09.44                Iceland

U-921     02.10.44                Norway

U-479     15.11.44                Finland

U-196     01.12.44                South of Java Possible accident.

U-482         .12.44                North Sea Possibly lost by mine.

U-650     09.12.44                North Atlantic

U-1020   31.12.44                North Sea

U-297     03.01.45                North Atlantic

U-745     30.01.45                Finland Possibly lost by mine.

U-327     30.01.45                North Atlantic

U-683     20.02.45                North Atlantic

U-296     12.03.45                North Channel Possibly lost by mine.

U-1055   23.03.45                North Atlantic

U-246     05.04.45                Not known.

U-325     07.04.45                North Atlantic

U-398     17.04.45                North Atlantic

U-857         .04.45               North Atlantic

U-396         .04.45                Not known

The following lists all the U-boats that were sunk in the South Atlantic during the Second World War.

Boat:          Date sunk:            Boat:          Date sunk:

U-179         08.10.42              U-199          31.07.43

U-164         06.01.43              U-604          11.08.43

U-507         13.01.43              U-161          27.09.43

U-128         17.05.43              U-848          05.11.43

U-513         19.07.43              U-849          25.11.43

U-598         23.07.43              U-860            15.06.44

U-591         30.07.43              U-863            29.09.44

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(1) Rose, Lisle, ‘Assault on Eternity’ p35, Naval Institute Press, Maryland, 1980.

(2) Ibid p 35.

(3) Ibid p 35.

(4) Ibid pp 35-36

(5) ‘Antarctica’, p267 Reader’s Digest, Capricorn Press, London, 1985

(6) Ibid p.267

(7) Rose, Lisle, ‘Assault on Eternity’ p.250, Naval Institute Press, Maryland, 1980.

(8) ‘Antarctica’, p264 Reader’s Digest, Capricorn Press, London, 1985

(9) Headland, R.K., ‘Chronological List of Antarctic Expeditions and Related Historical Events’ p.300 Cambridge University Press 1989.

(10) Headland, R.K., ‘Chronological List of Antarctic Expeditions and Related Historical Events’ p.301 Cambridge University Press 1989.

(11) Ibid. p. 301

(12) Ibid. p. 303

(13) Ibid. p. 303

(14) Ibid. p. 305

Christof Friedrich "Secret Nazi Polar Expeditions"

Rose, Lisle, ‘Assault on Eternity’ p165, Naval Institute Press, Maryland, 1980.

Ibid pp 166-167

Ibid p175

Ibid p177

Good p264.

Good p264. From Informe Oficial O.V.N.I., Summary S# A.02778-DTO, OVNI, Captain Sanchez Moreno, Naval Air Station Comandante Espora, published in 1979 by Major (Ret.) Colman VonKevickz, ICUFON, 35-40 75th Street, Suite 4G, Jackson Heights, New York, NY 11372.

O Estado de Sao Paulo’ 8th July 1965 reproduced in an article by Dan Lloyd, ‘Things are hotting up in the Arctic’ Flying Saucer review, Vol. 11, No. 5. September-October 1965.)

Arnold, Kenneth and Palmer, Ray, ‘The Coming of the Saucers’ p. 132 privately published by the authors at Boise, Idaho and Amherst, Wisconsin, 1952.

Creighton, Gordon W., ‘A Cigar-Shaped UFO over Antarctica’ Flying Saucer Review, Vol. 14, No. 2, March-April 1968.

Rubens Junqueira Villela, ‘UFOs in Antarctica’ Translated by Ricky Seraphico and republished in UFO Magazine November/December 1998. First published in ‘Revista UFO Brasil’, May 1998. Original title ‘Discos Voadores Na Antarctica.’ See also US Congress, House Committee on Science and Astronautics, Symposium on Unidentified Flying Objects, Hearings. Ninetieth Congress, Second Session 29th July 1968, Washington DC. US Government Printing Office, 1968.

(26) Hoffman, M., ‘The Great Holocaust Trial’ P 18, Institute for Historical Review, Torrance, California, 1985

(27) Miele, Frank, ‘Giving the Devil His Due