This is coolbert:
From STEINER LIED through Harry at Sharkhunters. An update, the German submarine force once again back in action. Or will be soon is the expectation.
"IN THE WATER AGAIN – U-31
[German submarine] which has been out of commission since 2014, is back in the water off Kristiansand and
undergoing sea trials . . . U-35 might become operational sometime
this summer as well . . . Once the greatest submarine power in history, Germany now has only
six submarines of which none are combat ready and only one is undergoing shakedown
trials. U-31 at least is in the water and if all goes well, will be combat ready in a
few months. If all goes well with U-35, she too will be combat ready late this year. Two
combat ready submarines late this year of a total of six boats is quite a change."
See previous blog entries the topic of which was the operational status of the modern German submarine force: