The U-505 Submarine exhibit contains nearly 200 artifacts that tell the story of the U-505. Here is a sample of what you will see as you learn of this vessel's compelling history and critical contribution to the Allied effort during World War II.
M4 Enigma Machine
This is one of two M4 Enigma machines taken from the U-505. After the capture, the Enigma machines and the 900 pounds of codebooks and publications removed from the sub were rushed to U.S. Naval Intelligence in Washington, D.C. to help the Allied code breaking effort. The ingenuity of Allied code breakers, combined with German blunders, made it possible for the Allies to read most messages to and from U-boats from November 1943 until the end of the war.
Photo courtesy of National Cryptologic Museum, NSA