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http://dubm.de/en/the-history-of-u-581/In mid-December, U 581 was ready to go into action. It was assigned to the 7th U-flotilla. Beside the emblem of the 7th U-Flotilla, the bull of Scapa Flow, U 581 wore a crab louse as a special boat emblem. During the construction instruction period at Blohm & Voss, the Chief Engineer and a considerable part of the crew were infested by them.
Which made me think: was this creature a pubic lice?
You are correct, crab lice are pubic lice.
seems not to be accurate."since it was a training boat"
U 581 did go through a training phase [sea trials] but later went on patrol, attacked and sank shipping and was itself sunk by British destroyers.
As to the crew was stationed at shore all the time. - it is obvious that the crew were not on shore all the time. However they were stationed on shore while U 581 was under construction and it was during this time that the crew contracted crab lice.
I hope that this is clearer.
I don't understand the reference to " Good Luck"