U 826 Surrenders to HMS FITZROY K553

Surrender of U 826 to HMS FITZROY K 553

The following information is transcribed from the label of the photo:

A.28535
Picture shows:  The White Ensign flying above U.826 as she comes up the loch to surrender followed by U.236 in the background.  Note British naval armed guard among the German crew.
(Picture Issued 1945) 28535 Par.

BRITISH OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPH (ADMIRALITY)
CROWN COPYRIGHT RESERVED.

U-BOATS SURRENDER AT LOCK ERIBOLL.
These photographs were taken at Lock Eriboll on the far north coast of Scotland where the first of Germany's beaten U-boat fleet began its straggle of surrender to forces of the Royal Navy.

SURRENDERED:- 11-05-1945  17-45 hrs.

To:- HMS FITZROY K553 21st E.G.

Photo submitted by Pat Godwin, HMS FITZROY K 553
The sailor labeled "Me" is Mr. Godwin
 

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