Kriegsmarine U-858, the first U- Boat to surrender at the end of WW-II
U-858 was a Type IXC40 German submarine. On May 14, 1945, under the command of Kapitanleutnant Thilo Bode, she surrendered to US forces off the cost of Delaware, there for becoming the first German vessel to surrender at the end of the war.
The U-858 was originally docked near Fort Miles, Delaware, where the crew was held, and then she was taken up to the Philadelphia Naval Yard. Scuttled at the end of 1947 after being used for torpedo trials near New England.
U-858 was laid down by AG Weser, Bremen on December 12, 1942 and launched on September 30, 1943 with Kapitanleutnant Thilo Bode in command. She had only two war patrols with no real success.
||German U-858 surrender in USA waters 14.5.1945 at Portland