U-Boats in the Bahamas

U-Boats in the Bahamas

The untold story of over 250 men who made it ashore in the Bahamas from 130 Allied ships sunk by 112 German and Italian submarine patrols in and around the Bahamas in World War II.


UBOATS IN THE BAHAMAS is the never-told story of 112 German & Italian submarines (U-Boats) which sank 130 Allied ships in World War II in the Bahamas area, where I grew up.

Some 6,000 Allied sailors were thrown in the water, and about 300 of them washed ashore in Bahamas and Turks & Caicos. There they were met by locals, then Wallis Simpson, the Duchess of Windsor, head of the Red Cross in the British colony, as well as boat-racing oil heiress Marion “Joe” Carstairs.

Look for two upcoming books in this trilogy: UBoats Off Bermuda and UBoats Off New England.

"Eric Wiberg has made a significant contribution to the bibliography of World War II history."
-J. Revell Carr   Santa Fe, N.M.