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TITLE
German U-boat (U-516) in Loch Eriboll Flying Black Surrender Flag
EXTERNAL ID
PC_DAVID_HIRD_04
PLACENAME
Loch Eriboll
DISTRICT
Eddrachillis and Durness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
SUTHERLAND: Eddrachillis
DATE OF IMAGE
1945
PERIOD
1940s
SOURCE
David Hird
ASSET ID
22168
KEYWORDS
Word War II
Second World War
World War Two
WWII
German U-boat (U-516) in Loch Eriboll Flying Black Surrender Flag

This photograph shows the German military submarine, or U-boat, U-1009, the first U-boat to enter Loch Eriboll on 10th May 1945. The boat is pictured still flying the black surrender flag (i.e. before formal arrest and the hauling up of the White Ensign).

The Captain Class frigate in the background is HMS Byron of the 21st Escort Group.

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) in Loch Eriboll Flying Black Surrender Flag

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-1009, the first U-boat to enter Loch Eriboll on 10th May 1945. The boat is pictured still flying the black surrender flag (i.e. before formal arrest and the hauling up of the White Ensign). <br /> <br /> The Captain Class frigate in the background is HMS Byron of the 21st Escort Group.<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.