List of all U-boats

U-13

Type

IIB

 
Ordered2 Feb 1935
Laid down20 Jun 1935 Deutsche Werke AG, Kiel (werk 248)
Launched9 Nov 1935
Commissioned30 Nov 1935Oblt. Hans-Gerrit von Stockhausen (Knights Cross)
Commanders
30 Nov 1935 - 30 Sep 1937  Kptlt. Hans-Gerrit von Stockhausen (Knights Cross)
1 Oct 1937 - 5 Nov 1939  Kptlt. Karl Daublebsky von Eichhain
6 Nov 1939 - 2 Jan 1940   Heinz Scheringer
16 Dec 1939 - 28 Dec 1939  Oblt. Wolfgang Lüth (Knights Cross)
3 Jan 1940 - 31 May 1940   Max-Martin Schulte
Career
9 patrols
1 Nov 1935-1 Aug 1939  1. Flottille (active service)
1 Sep 1939-31 Dec 1939  1. Flottille (active service)
1 Jan 1940-31 May 1940  1. Flottille (active service)
Successes9 ships sunk, total tonnage 28,056 GRT
3 ships damaged, total tonnage 26,218 GRT
Fate

Sunk 31 May, 1940 in the North Sea 11 miles SE of Lowestoft in position 52.26N, 02.02E by depth charges from the British sloop HMS Weston. 26 survivors (no casualties).

Loss position

See the 12 ships hit by U-13 - View the 9 war patrols

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-13 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.


Media links


U-Boat Operations of the Second World War - Vol 1

Wynn, Kenneth


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel


Hitler's U-boat War

Blair, Clay

There was another U-13 in World War One
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 16 Dec 1910 and commissioned into the Imperial Navy on 25 Apr 1912. The Naval war in WWI was brought to an end with the Armistice signed on 11 Nov, 1918. Read about the U 13 during WWI.