The Type IX U-boats were capable of great
This painting shows an ocean-going Type IXC/40
travelling on the surface in order to get plenty of 'sea miles' under its
belt whilst the horizon is clear.
Although very similar to U505 which today lies in
Chicago, this painting is actually based upon photographs taken of U534 -
the last U-boat to leave Bordeaux at the end of the war.
U534 can be visited today in Birkenhead, UK.