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2. U-Flotille “Saltzwedel”.

Post by tigre » 09 Jan 2011 14:16

Hello to all :D; a little story and pictures on it...................

2º U-Flotille “Saltzwedel”.

Organized on September 1, 1936 under command of Fregattenkapitän Werner Scheer. It was named in honor of Oberleutnant z S Reinhold Saltzwedel, commander of one submersible in the WW I who sank 22 ships in 111 patrols until your boat (UB 81) was sunk on 02 December 1917.

Had its first base in Kiel. Then at Wilhelmhaven and later in 1940, after the armistice, was moved to Lorient in France.

In total 91 submersibles served in this fleet.

Commanders of the 2nd Flotilla.

09.36 - 07.37 Fregkpt. Werner Scheer
10.37 - 09.39 Korvkpt. Hans Ibbeken
01.40 - 05.40 Korvkpt. Werner Hartmann (Knights Cross)
05.40 - 07.41 Korvkpt. Heinz Fischer
08.41 - 01.43 Korvkpt. Victor Schütze (Knights Cross)
01.43 - 10.44 Fregkpt. Ernst Kals (Knights Cross)

Sources: http://www.uboat.net/flotillas/2flo.htm
Fotoalbum 175 Bilder U-Boot U 33, U 40 TOP !!! bei eBay_de 1918-1945 (endet 09_05_09 162928 MESZ).
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2._Unterseebootsflottille

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Re: 2. U-Flotille “Saltzwedel”.

Post by tigre » 16 Jan 2011 18:49

Hello to all :D; a little more on it...................

2º U-Flotille “Saltzwedel”.

Sources: http://www.uboat.net/flotillas/2flo.htm
Fotoalbum 175 Bilder U-Boot U 33, U 40 TOP !!! bei eBay_de 1918-1945 (endet 09_05_09 162928 MESZ).
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2._Unterseebootsflottille

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Re: 2. U-Flotille “Saltzwedel”.

Post by tigre » 23 Jan 2011 13:03

Hello to all ; the end...................

2º U-Flotille “Saltzwedel”.

Sources: http://www.uboat.net/flotillas/2flo.htm
Fotoalbum 175 Bilder U-Boot U 33, U 40 TOP !!! bei eBay_de 1918-1945 (endet 09_05_09 162928 MESZ).
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2._Unterseebootsflottille

It's all folks. Cheers. Raúl M 8-).
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Re: 2. U-Flotille “Saltzwedel”.

Post by tigre » 23 Jul 2011 17:40

Hello to all :D; something more...................

2º U-Flotille “Saltzwedel”.

Sources: Fotoalbum 175 Bilder U-Boot U 33, U 40 TOP !!! bei eBay_de 1918-1945 (endet 09_05_09 162928 MESZ).

Cheers. Raúl M 8-).
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Re: 2. U-Flotille “Saltzwedel”.

Post by tigre » 29 Jul 2011 14:16

Hello to all :D; something more...................

2. U-Flotille “Saltzwedel”.

The U 33 sailed to Spain.

Sources: Fotoalbum 175 Bilder U-Boot U 33, U 40 TOP !!! bei eBay_de 1918-1945 (endet 09_05_09 162928 MESZ).

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Re: 2. U-Flotille “Saltzwedel”.

Post by tigre » 15 Oct 2011 20:04

Hello to all :D; something more...................

2. U-Flotille “Saltzwedel”.

U-Bootfahrer.

Sources: Fotoalbum 175 Bilder U-Boot U 33, U 40 TOP !!! bei eBay_de 1918-1945 (endet 09_05_09 162928 MESZ).

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Re: 2. U-Flotille “Saltzwedel”.

Post by tigre » 14 Apr 2012 15:43

Hello to all :D; something more...................

2. U-Flotille “Saltzwedel”.

Submarines in service.

The new fleet of submarines was based first in Kiel, then Wilhelmhaven and later in 1940, after the armistice, was moved to Lorient in France.

In total 91 submersible served in this fleet. In the first instance brought together the ten submersible type VII (A), U 27 to U 36, plus the two submarines type IA: U 25 and U 26.

On December 17, 1934 at the shipyard DESCHIMAG AG WESER in BREMEN it was received the working order to build the submarines type IA: U -25 and U 26. While on March 25, 1935 the shipyard GERMANIAWERFT in KIEL received work orders for the construction of the submersible type VII A: U 33, U 34, U 35 and U 36. Then on April 1, 1935 the shipyard DESCHIMAG AG WESER in BREMEN received work orders for the construction of the submersible type VII A: U 27, U 28, U 29, U 30, U 31 and U 32.

Sources: Fotoalbum 175 Bilder U-Boot U 33, U 40 TOP !!! bei eBay_de 1918-1945 (endet 09_05_09 162928 MESZ).
http://www.uboat.net/flotillas/2flo.htm
http://ktb.ubootwaffe.net/1923.doc

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Reason: Correct is U 25, U 26, U 27 without hyphen - but not "U-25, U-26, U-27 " !!!! Thank you

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Re: 2. U-Flotille “Saltzwedel”.

Post by tigre » 21 Apr 2012 17:14

Hello to all :D; something more...................

2. U-Flotille “Saltzwedel”.

Submarines in service.

By mid of 1935, more precisely on June 28, at the shipyard DESCHIMAG AG WESER in BREMEN was laid the keel of the first type I (U 25 with the work number 903), while the keels of the first submersibles of type VII A (U 33 and U 34 under the work numbers 556 and 557), were laid on October 15 of 1935 at the shipyard GERMANIA WERFT in KIEL.

Moreover, on November 11, 1935 at the shipyard DESCHIMAG AG WESER in BREMEN was laid the keel of the first boat type VII A (U 27 with the work number 908), it was soon followed on December 04, 1935 by the laying of the keel of the U 28 (work number 909). During the following year of 1936 the program continued regularly with the rest of the series................

Source: Fotoalbum 175 Bilder U-Boot U33 U40 TOP !!! bei eBay_de 1918-1945 (endet 09_05_09 162928 MESZ).
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2._Unterseebootsflottille
http://www.uboat.net/flotillas/2flo.htm
http://ktb.ubootwaffe.net/1923.doc

Hey Dieter Zinke, I'm learning.......... :lol: . By the way: does anyone know the technical specifications of the diesel engine in the Type IA?.TIA. Cheers. Raúl M 8-).
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Re: 2. U-Flotille “Saltzwedel”.

Post by tigre » 28 Apr 2012 14:57

Hello to all :D; something more...................

2. U-Flotille “Saltzwedel”.

Submarines in service.

During 1936 and early 1937 were commissioned all units of the U-Flotille, both Type IA and Type VII A. Obviously the first two were Type IA: U 25 (Krvkp Eberhard Godt, IWO Oblt z. S. Fritz Frauenheim, LI Oblt z. S. Ludwig Schlumberger?; OStrm Paul Sander) on April 6, 1936 and the U 26 (Krvkp Werner Hartmann, IWO?; LI Oblt z. S. Hans Looschen; OStrm Bonacker Arthur) on May 11, 1936.

Then followed the Type VIIA : U 33 (Kplt Otto-Heinrich Junker) on July 25, 1936, the U 27 (Krvkp Hans Ibbeken) on August 12, 1936, the U 28 (Kplt Wilhelm Ambrosius) and U 34 (Kplt Ernst Sobe) on September 12, 1936, the U 30 (Kplt Hans Cohausz) on October 8, 1936, the U 35 (Kplt Klaus Ewerth) on November 3, 1936, the U 29 (Kplt Heinz Fischer) on November 16, 1936, the U 36 (Kplt Klaus Ewerth) on December 16, 1936, the U 31 (Kplt Rolf Dau) on December 28, 1936 and finally the U 32 (Kplt Werner Lott) on April 15, 1937.

Sources: Fotoalbum 175 Bilder U-Boot U33 U40 TOP !!! bei eBay_de 1918-1945 (endet 09_05_09 162928 MESZ).
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2._Unterseebootsflottille
http://www.uboat.net/flotillas/2flo.htm
http://ktb.ubootwaffe.net/1923.doc
Les "U-Boot" de la seconde guerre mondiale en photos, Répertoire photos des U-Boot (WWII).

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Re: 2. U-Flotille “Saltzwedel”.

Post by tigre » 05 May 2012 22:41

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2. U-Flotille “Saltzwedel”.

Spanish Civil War.

Two submersibles of the U-Flotille "Saltzwedel" had its first combat experience during the civil war which broke out in Spain in the years 1936-39. The U 33 commanded by Kapitänleutnant Freiwald and U 34 commanded by Kapitänleutnant Grosse sailed from Kiel on November 22, 1936 and then sailed along the Kaiser Wilhelm Canal into the North Sea for running Operation "Ursula", called after the daughter of 19 years of Kapitän zur See Dönitz. The action was finalized in December of that year but before that, the U 34 had time to sink the Spanish submersible C 3.

The submersibles of the U-Flotille "Saltzwedel" only returned again to operate in Spanish waters in 1937 after the signing of the Agreement of Nyon.

Sources: Fotoalbum 175 Bilder U-Boot U33 U40 TOP !!! bei eBay_de 1918-1945 (endet 09_05_09 162928 MESZ).
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2._Unterseebootsflottille
http://www.uboat.net/flotillas/2flo.htm
http://ktb.ubootwaffe.net/1923.doc
Les "U-Boot" de la seconde guerre mondiale en photos, Répertoire photos des U-Boot (WWII).

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Re: 2. U-Flotille “Saltzwedel”.

Post by tigre » 12 May 2012 18:55

Hello to all :D; something more...................

2. U-Flotille “Saltzwedel”.

Spanish Civil War.

The following submersibles carried out patrols in spanish waters during 1937.

Jan 11. U 28 (Kplt Wilhelm Ambrosius; IWO Oblt z. S. Fritz-Julius Lemp) and U 35 (Kplt Hans Rudolf Rössing; IWO Oblt z. S. Otto Kretschmer).

Apr 08. U 25 (Korv. Kpt Eberhardt Godt; IWO Oblt z. S. Fritz Frauenheim); U 27 (Korv. Kpt Hans Ibbeken; IWO Oblt z. S. Günter Kuhnke); U 34 (Kptlt. Ernst Sobe; IWO Oblt z. S. Gerd Schreiber?) and U-35 (Kplt Hermann Michahelles; IWO Otto Kretschmer).

May 06. U-26 (Krv. Kp Werner Hartmann; IWO Oblt z. S. Günter Prien).

Jun 01. U 28 (Kplt Wilhelm Ambrosius; IWO Oblt z. S. Fritz-Julius Lemp); U 33 (Kplt Kurt Freiwald; IWO Oblt z. S. Wilhelm Zahn); U 34 (Kptlt. Ernst Sobe; IWO Oblt z. S. Gerd Schreiber?) and U 35 (Kptlt. Hermann Michahelles; IWO Oblt z. S. Otto Kretschmer).

Jul 08. U 36 (Kplt Klaus Ewerth; IWO Oblt z. S Harald Jürst).

Jul 14. U 25 (Korv. Kpt Eberhardt Godt; IWO Oblt z. S. Fritz Frauenheim) and U 26 (Krv. Kp Werner Hartmann; IWO Oblt z. S. Günter Prien).

Ago 19. U 30 (Kptlt. Hans Cohausz; IWO Oblt z. S. Gustav-Adolf Mugler) and U 31 (Kptlt. Rolf Dau; IWO Oblt z. S. Claus Korth).

Sep 21. U 33 (Kplt Ottoheinrich Junker; IWO Oblt z. S. Wilhelm Zahn).

Oct 21. U 29 (Kplt Heinz Fischer; IWO Oblt. z. S. Johannes Habekost?; IIWO Lt. z. S. Engelbert Endraß) and U 34 (Kptlt. Ernst Sobe; IWO Oblt z. S. Gerd Schreiber?).

Dec 09. U 33 (Kplt Ottoheinrich Junker; IWO Oblt z. S. Georg-Wilhelm Schulz).

Dec 11. U 36 (Kplt Klaus Ewerth; IWO Oblt z. S. ? IIWO Lt. z. S. Heinz Hirsacker - shot for cowardice in 1943).

Sources: Fotoalbum 175 Bilder U-Boot U33 U40 TOP !!! bei eBay_de 1918-1945 (endet 09_05_09 162928 MESZ).
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2._Unterseebootsflottille
http://www.uboat.net/flotillas/2flo.htm
http://ktb.ubootwaffe.net/1923.doc
Les "U-Boot" de la seconde guerre mondiale en photos, Répertoire photos des U-Boot (WWII).

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Re: 2. U-Flotille “Saltzwedel”.

Post by tigre » 19 May 2012 15:58

Hello to all :D; something more...................

2. U-Flotille “Saltzwedel”.

Spanish Civil War.

The following submersibles carried out patrols in spanish waters during 1938.

Feb 05. U 32 (Kplt Paul Büchel; IWO Oblt z. S. Hans Jenisch) with U 35 (Kplt Werner Lott; IWO Oblt z. S. Wilhelm Zahn).

Apr 05. U 31 (Kptlt. Rolf Dau; IWO Oblt z. S. Claus Korth).

Apr 28. U 25 (Kptlt. Werner von Schmidt CO since Jan 03 1938; IWO Oblt z. S. Kurt v. Gossler?).

Jun 04. U 28 (Kplt Wilhelm Ambrosius; IWO Oblt z. S. Hans-Günther Looff ?; WO Lt z. S. Friedrich von Gärzke); and U 29 (Kplt Heinz Fischer; IWO Oblt. z. S. Johannes Habekost?; IIWO Lt. z. S. Wilfried Prellberg).

Jul 30. U 27 (Kplt Johannes Franz; IWO ? ; IIWO Lt.z. S. Wolfgang Lüth) third and last patrol; U 30 (Kplt Hans Pauckstadt; IWO Oblt z. S. Joachim Dr. Matz?); U 31 (Kplt Rolf Dau; IWO Oblt z. S. Helmut Rosenbaum; IIWO Lt z. S. Heinz-Otto Schultze) and U 33 (Kplt Ottoheinrich Junker; IWO Oblt z. S. Georg-Wilhelm Schulz).

Ago 29. Again U 27.

Sep 06. U 25 (Kptlt. Werner von Schmidt; IWO Oblt z. S. Otto Schuhart) and U 30 (Kplt Hans Cohausz; IWO Oblt z. S. Joachim Dr. Matz?).

Sep 29. U 33 (Kplt Ottoheinrich Junker; IWO Oblt z. S. Hans Heidtmann), sixth and last patrol.

Oct 23. U 29 (Kplt Heinz Fischer; IWO Oblt. z. S. Johannes Habekost?; IIWO Lt. z. S. Wilfried Prellberg).

Dec 01. U 35 (Kplt Werner Lott; IWO Oblt z. S. Hans-Bernhard Michalowski).

Sources: Fotoalbum 175 Bilder U-Boot U33 U40 TOP !!! bei eBay_de 1918-1945 (endet 09_05_09 162928 MESZ).
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2._Unterseebootsflottille
http://www.uboat.net/flotillas/2flo.htm
http://ktb.ubootwaffe.net/1923.doc
Les "U-Boot" de la seconde guerre mondiale en photos, Répertoire photos des U-Boot (WWII).

Any idea about patroling in Spain in 1939? TIA. Cheers. Raúl M 8-).
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Re: 2. U-Flotille “Saltzwedel”.

Post by tigre » 26 May 2012 15:26

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2. U-Flotille “Saltzwedel”.

Flotilla's accidents and incidents............

On October 18, 1937 the U 35 (Kplt Werner Lott) collided with a merchant ship in Cuxhafen (seemingly without damage).

On June 17, 1938 again U 35 (Kplt Werner Lott) was involved in another accident, this time much more serious when, during a naval parade was sucked into the propellers of the "Admiral Graf Spee", suffering serious damage that sent the submersible to the shipyards.

Brief description of the event: at 10:07 hours while performing maneuvers, U 35 approached the pocket battleship "Admiral Graf Spee" and collided with its propellers causing serious damage to the submersible and a propeller of the "Admiral Graf Spee"

The U 35 sailed to a depth of 17 meters and the Admiral Graf Spee had a draft of 6.8 meters. Both ships were heading in the same direction, but the Spee was faster than the U 35. Suddenly KpLt Lott noted that the U 35 was too heavy aft, then heard loud noises on the conning tower. Apparently, the suction of the propeller of Spee had lifted the bow of the U 35, and the conning tower went to the propeller, shaking the submersible to starboard. The port side of the conning tower struck the rudder of Spee, and then the propeller of Spee repeatedly tore the forward superstructure of the U 35.

The U 35 was operational again by the year's end.

Sources: Fotoalbum 175 Bilder U-Boot U33 U40 TOP !!! bei eBay_de 1918-1945 (endet 09_05_09 162928 MESZ).
http://www.u-35.com/prewar/
http://ktb.ubootwaffe.net/1923.doc
Les "U-Boot" de la seconde guerre mondiale en photos, Répertoire photos des U-Boot (WWII).

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Re: 2. U-Flotille “Saltzwedel”.

Post by Bruce7506 » 30 May 2012 23:54

Hi

2.U-flottille

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Re: 2. U-Flotille “Saltzwedel”.

Post by tigre » 02 Jun 2012 15:52

Hello to all :D; thanks for joining and that picture Pascal :wink:. Now, something more...................

2. U-Flotille “Saltzwedel”.

Flotilla's accidents and incidents............

During a peacetime drill in 1938, U 30 was involved with a near-fatal collision with a sister ship. The commander of U 30, Kplt Fritz-Julius Lemp, demonstrated remarkable coolness and control in the crisis, earning the praise of Karl Dönitz and Saltzwedel Flotilla commander Hans Ibbeken, as well as his own crew (three officers and forty enlisted men). According to some sources the sister ship was U 35, but crew members of U 35 do not recall this incident; it was therefore likely a different U-Boat.

Nevertheless I've found on the web the picture showed below. I think it depicted that incident, as you can see the conning tower of U 30 totally smashed. On the forefront of the conning tower was written "Hoy no es día de mojar la pólvora" (Today there is not day of wetting the gunpowder)....I think from the patrol days along the Spanish coast...........

Source: http://www.u-35.com/prewar/

Any one can shed more light on this?. Cheers. Raúl M 8-).
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