February 1915

GERMANY’S SUBMARINE WARFARE

To counter the naval blockade of the French and British fleets and provoke the greatest possible economic damage to the Entente, the German military authorities fielded a submarine fleet operating in the Atlantic Ocean. This caused serious damage to the Entente, but failed to achieve the proposed goals, nor to change the tide of war. In return, the German submarine fleet lost, during the war, more than half of its units.