A US flag flies over the captured U-858 as it receives a K-ship escort to Lewes, Delaware.

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How Navy Blimps Beat Back German U-Boats During the Battle of the Atlantic

The destruction to convoys caused by marauding U-boats diminished dramatically once K-ships started keeping a constant vigil

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The World’s Largest Aircraft Might Lose its Title to a Blimp

This despite having a wingspan almost as long as a football field

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