World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF THE SEAS: The Wolves Come Slinking In

This time Germany had no surface fleet to warrant a show like last war's scuttling at Scapa Flow. Her two largest combat vessels still afloat were cruisers, the Prinz Eugen and the Nürnberg. They signed off by shelling Copenhagen, then gave up to the British in Copenhagen harbor—along with scores of smaller warships and 160,000 tons of merchant shipping. Several destroyers surrendered in Norway.

But Germany did end the war with a powerful fleet of U-boats, and they fought to the end. In March and April, several U.S. ships were sunk or damaged in the western Atlantic, with a loss...

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