On this day 56 U-boats were sunk this month (268,000 ton).
If you can imagine 280000 tons of metal at the bottom of the ocean, Imagine the amount of military personnel that was on the submarine and now at the bottom of the ocean. The average number of personnel on a U boat is 35. This war not only had a fighting on the land but had a tremendous amount of fighting in the water.
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Credit to: https://thisdayinusmilhist.wordpress.com/2005/09/01/august-31/