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TITLE
German U-boat (U-516) approaching Loch Eriboll
EXTERNAL ID
PC_DAVID_HIRD_03
PLACENAME
Loch Eriboll
DISTRICT
Eddrachillis and Durness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
SUTHERLAND: Eddrachillis
DATE OF IMAGE
1945
PERIOD
1940s
SOURCE
David Hird
ASSET ID
22167
KEYWORDS
Word War II
Second World War
World War Two
WWII
German U-boat (U-516) approaching Loch Eriboll

This photograph shows the German military submarine, or U-boat, U-516, approaching Loch Eriboll. The U-boat is flying her black flag of surrender and crew members can be seen assembled on the bridge. The photograph was taken from an RAF aircraft on 10 May 1945.

U-516 was by far the most successful of the Loch Eriboll U-boats, having sunk or damaged seventeen vessels comprising over 99,000 tons of Allied shipping. She was moved to Lisahally, Northern Ireland, for 'Operation Deadlight', the scuttling of all the surrendered German U-boats near the end of World War II.

Loch Eriboll is the deepest sea loch in the United Kingdom, once used as an important naval anchorage. It was an important German U-boat surrender rendezvous point in May 1945 when over thirty U-boats came into the loch.

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German U-boat (U-516) approaching Loch Eriboll

SUTHERLAND: Eddrachillis

1940s

Word War II; Second World War; World War Two; WWII;

David Hird

This photograph shows the German military submarine, or U-boat, U-516, approaching Loch Eriboll. The U-boat is flying her black flag of surrender and crew members can be seen assembled on the bridge. The photograph was taken from an RAF aircraft on 10 May 1945.<br /> <br /> U-516 was by far the most successful of the Loch Eriboll U-boats, having sunk or damaged seventeen vessels comprising over 99,000 tons of Allied shipping. She was moved to Lisahally, Northern Ireland, for 'Operation Deadlight', the scuttling of all the surrendered German U-boats near the end of World War II.<br /> <br /> Loch Eriboll is the deepest sea loch in the United Kingdom, once used as an important naval anchorage. It was an important German U-boat surrender rendezvous point in May 1945 when over thirty U-boats came into the loch.