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The Hunt for U-864 (Docu Part 1/2)

The Hunt for U-864 Dramatised documentary telling the true story of how the HMS Venturer hunted down and sank the U-Boat U-864 in February 1945, the only time two submarines duelled to the death underwater. Eyewitness accounts, secret and long-forgotten archive material and a dive into the Baltic's frozen depths bring to life the full amazing story of U-864's last hours.


German submarine U-864

was a German Type IX U-boat of World War II. It departed from Kiel on 5 December 1944 on its last mission, to transport to Japan a large quantity of mercury and parts and engineering drawings for German jet fighters. While returning to Bergen, Norway to repair a misfiring engine, U-864 was detected and sunk on 9 February 1945 by the British submarine HMS Venturer, killing all 73 on board. It is the only instance in the history of naval warfare where one submarine intentionally sank ano

Added: Dec-13-2011 Occurred On: Dec-13-2011
By: TractorTom
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Tags: BBC, German, The Hunt for U-864, Type IX U-boat, World War II, Kiel, 5 December 1944, last, mission, transport, Japan, large quantity, mercury, parts, engineering drawings, German, jet, fighters, Bergen, Norway, repair, misfiring engine, detected, sunk,
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