World War One – New Weapons – The U-boat
Central Powers and the Allies were involved in WWI. The Allies were made up of
Great Britain, France, and Russia. The Central Powers were made up of Germany,
Austria-Hungary, and the Ottoman Empire. The
the war the Germans were still receiving goods from the
The British decided to do something and tried to stop the Germans imports by setting a blockade that would destroy any ship that came into the area. This caused the Germans to lose many important military supplies and food.
While the Germans were losing their goods they had to think of a way to stop the British. The Germans decided to act with a counter blockade that had a better fleet of ships. The British didn’t know that they had a new superior weapon known as the U-boat. The U-boat is a boat that could submerge underwater and become invisible to the eye. With the lack of technology the U-boats were almost undetectable.
The Germans had their revenge by attacking 2 passenger ships and a British liner.
The main battle using the U-boats took place off the coast
British liner was sunk on
the Germans ever using the U-boats to sink the passenger ships with some
American passengers the
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