: Doenitz's game plan was to curtail the Allied
: ability to move men and material from
: continent to continent.
: That is the essence of having a navy - to
: insure your country has free access to sea
: lanes of communication, and deny your
: opponent the same.
: U-boatwaffe intent was to sink Allied
: merchant ships and tankers where ever they
: were found. If they were loaded or in
: ballast was irrelevant.