The u boat threat the germans were slower than the british in adopting submarines but as the inferior naval power on the surface they had more scope for using them to neutralise british command . The convoys were harder for u boats to find and attack but the u boats still posed a terrifying threat by the end of 1917 3170 allied and neutral ships totaling nearly six million tons were sunk. The e boat threat describes the development of these deadly little craft the training of their crews who were usually volunteers and the gradual evolution of tactics in the light of wartime experience. The u boat threat study play intro early in the war u boats were used to great effect against royal navy ships in september 1914 u9 sank three british cruisers off the dutch coast showing the threat that u boats could pose to the british reason 1. The u boat war in world war two kriegsmarine 1939 1945 and world war one kaiserliche marine 1914 1918 and the allied efforts to counter the threat over 40000 pages on the officers the boats technology and the allied efforts to counter the u boat threat
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