U-501 was a German U-boat involved in the events surrounding the Ikons of Ikammanen in 1936. After U-501 sank the freighter of Solomon Black which was carrying the ikons and captives Indiana Jones and Edith Dunne, Jones arranged transport on the submarine back to New York with the one remaining ikon. With the United States and Germany not at war, Jones's threat concerning the consequences of sinking two American citizens was enough to get the captain to agree to ferry them home.
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The German submarine pictured in the story has the number U-501 painted on the conning tower. In fact, the real U-501 was not launched until January 1941. It was possibly U-51, launched in 1936.