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U-Boat Sinkings

Volume 436: debated on Wednesday 30 April 1947

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asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty whether all the German submarines agreed to be sunk have already been sunk; or whether any of those that are to be sunk remain in the hands of any of the Allies.

It was agreed at Potsdam that the German U-boat fleet should be sunk, except for 30 U-boats which should be equally divided between the U.K., U.S.A. and U.S.S.R. The Royal Navy and United States Navy fulfilled their obligation in the matter by the appointed date, 15th February, 1946. The Soviet Government stated last December that they had been unable to do so, but have since given an undertaking that they will do so by August this year.