|Ordered||2 Feb 1935|
|Laid down||24 Sep 1935||Deutsche Werke AG, Kiel (werk 250)|
|Launched||15 Feb 1936|
|Commissioned||7 Mar 1936||Kptlt. Werner von Schmidt|
|Successes||3 ships sunk, total tonnage 4,532 GRT|
Sank 30 Jan 1940 in the North Sea at Hoofden, after being rammed in error by the German torpedo boat Iltis. 25 dead (all hands lost).
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-15 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.
There was another U-15 in World War One
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 18 Sep 1911 and commissioned into the Imperial Navy on 7 Jul 1912. The Naval war in WWI was brought to an end with the Armistice signed on 11 Nov, 1918. Read about SM U 15 during WWI.