No index or footnotes, this is not a scholarly book. But the author did talk to many of the U-boat personnel and obtained many stories now forgotten as the Greatest Generation fades away. 49 U-boats remained at sea when Admiral Doenitz, serving as Chancellor, ordered them to surrender on 9 May 1945 in a message sent at !:40 A.M. The Commandant of U-977 allowed 16 of the crew to go ashore in Norway and the other 26 mariners went to Argentina, a passage of 66 days underwater.