• History of the U-Bootwaffe!

    German U-Boat history, in depth stories BY U-Boat skippers, history of U-Boats from skippers, U-Boat officers and U-Boat crews, profiles of submarines and U-Boat WWII veterans.

  • The Veterans of the U-Bootwaffe

    What do the veterans think about Sharkhunters? The veterans of U-Bootwaffe consider Sharkhunters to be the official publication of U-Boat history!

    Just 21 years of age, Knights Cross winner Oberleutnant zur See (d.R.) Hans-Georg Hess (Member since 1985) was the youngest combat submarine Skipper of any navy in WW II and possibly of all time.

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    Become a member of Sharkhunters International and receive numerous benefits including:

    - Our KTB Magazine with the most accurate and informative data, photos, history and information about U-Boats found anywhere.
    - Invitations to our "Patrols in Germany" and other tours.
    - A Free Hand-Signed Photo of your choice.
    - Answers to your questions printed in the monthly KTB Magazine.

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  • Free Photograph

    Receive a free hand-signed photo of a veteran of your choice when you become a Sharkhunters Member. Many historians collect signed photographs of these veterans. These photographs, autographed by the veterans themselves, are worth more than the price of membership alone.

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The Official Publication of the History of the U-Bootwaffe!

SHARKHUNTERS information is honest submarine history with major emphasis on German U-Boats and no propaganda.

Our monthly KTB Magazine is named after the log book carried by each U-Boat during WW II, the Kriegs Tage Buch, and is kept as a reference in many archives. The history of at least one U-Boat is in each issue of the KTB, with the date that the U-Boat was launched, what type she was, her Skipper's patrol areas, victims - and final fate of each U-Boat with latitude and longitude position.

Who are Sharkhunter Members?

A multitude of U-Boat Skipper’s, officers and crew are in the Membership of SHARKHUNTERS and contribute to the KTB with their personal memories of the Kriegsmarine and service in the U-Boats during WWII. First person accounts by the men who actually waged the U-Boat War from both sides of the periscope…men whose names are etched in submarine history. During our Annual Conventions and Tours … YOU can meet these veterans face to face!


President RONALD REAGAN (1858-1991) was a Sharkhunters Member from 1991 until his death in 2004.
“Regards and admiration to organizations like SHARKHUNTERS who preserve American history.” -Ronald Reagan

SHARKHUNTERS is the world’s only organization that:

  • Publishes a historically accurate magazine on this history
  • Is approved by the U-Boat Veterans
  • Is supported by the U-Boat Veterans
  • Is assisted in history by the U-Boat Veterans
  • And the ONLY one!
  • SHARKHUNTERS is the most complete and comprehensive source for history of the submarine in general and the German U-Boat in specific.



In addition to U-Boats, the KTB Magazine profiles submarines and WWII veterans of the US Navy, USSR, Royal Navy, IJN, and other military services of nations that used the submarine as a major part of their naval fleets.

Sharkhunters Membership

Membership Benefits

  • Quality Content

    Members receive numerous benefits, including invitations to our "Patrols in Germany" and other tours, notification of meetings and the most accurate information about U-Boats anywhere.

  • KTB Magazine

    Delivered to you monthly, the KTB Magazine is also kept as a reference in many archives. Packed with interesting articles and the history of at least one U-Boat in each issue.

  • Exciting Tours

    Find out about upcoming meetings and tours. Join us to places like Germany, Austria, Poland and more! Our "Patrols" feature deluxe motor coaches and top of the line accommodations with amenities.

  • Latest News

    Get the latest news on current submarine events and discoveries. The Sharkhunters newsletter will keep you up-to-date on what's going on. We keep you informed with the submarine news that matters most.

  • Camradery

    Make friends with veterans and other members of Sharkhunters. Come to our meetings or join us on a tour and you're sure to meet new friends with similar likes and interests. We're all family!

  • Customer Care

    Get your questions and concerns addressed in a prompt and friendly manner. I will do my very best to ensure your membership is both memorable and satisfying!

    Your friend,
    Harry Cooper

Fantastic Books of History!

Unique history books only available at Sharkhunters.com

Hitler in Argentina
The Secret Alliance
The Final Chapter
U-Boat! (Volume I)
U-Boat! (Volume II)
U-Boat! (Volume III)
U-Boat! (Volume IV)
U-Boat! (Volume V)
Rise and Fall of the U-Bootwaffe
When Eagles Soared (Vol. I)
When Eagles Soared (Vol. 2)
Kassel 1939 “Warriors Day”
The KTB of our President and my friend Harry Cooper has a high standard - from the very beginning now with more than 160 issues, the quality surfaces in historic views, fairness and chivalry. Who today remembers in Germany the dead former U-Bootfahrer or other brave soldiers? Harry does! - Harry, we say to you what Prussian King Friederich the Great said in Latin - Semper Talis! Always forward! - Hans-Georg Hess (served ten years on the Sharkhunters Board)
Only this Archive and Sharkhunters tell the true history of the U-Bootwaffe. The others are all nonsense-makers. - Horst Bredow (Founder and Chief of the U-Boot-Archiv in Germany & member since 1983)
Regards and admiration to organizations like SHARKHUNTERS who preserve American history. - President Ronald Reagan (Member from 1991 until his death)
Many thanks for my Membership. Be sure that my best wishes for your health and happiness are on their way across the Atlantic with the velocity of light. - Flotillen Admiral, Otto Kretschmer (Winner of the Knights Cross, Oak Leaf & Crossed Swords)
I find SHARKHUNTERS interesting. Let's get submarining back to what it truly is - teamwork, persistence and determination. Keep up the good work, and God bless you. - Rear Admiral, Gene Fluckey (Skipper of USS BARB and with the Medal of Honor, 4 Navy Crosses and other decorations)
Your publication must require a lot of work, but I am impressed with the amount of news and the number of features. - National Archives of the United States
I appreciate very much to be part of this fine group which pays such a unique tribute to the gallant, brave encounters of submariners of both sides so unpretentiously. The KTB Magazine makes it a principal to be fair, impartial and objective. And even more - does not refrain to touch taboos. Bravo! - Captain 'Hai' Maßmann (Skipper of U-137 & U-409, Member since 1995)
...the far-reaching research of Sharkhunters Founder Harry Cooper - Researcher Joseph Farrell, PhD
SHARKHUNTERS is the most respected and most authoritative source in the world for German U-Boat history - Graham Pound, BBC
SHARKHUNTERS are the experts on U-Boats! - Adam Harcourt-Webster, BBC

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