|Ordered||2 Feb 1935|
|Laid down||20 Jul 1935||F. Krupp Germaniawerft AG, Kiel (werk 549)|
|Launched||21 Dec 1935|
|Commissioned||16 Jan 1936||Kptlt. Viktor Schütze (Oak Leaves)|
|Successes||14 ships sunk, total tonnage 35,430 GRT|
1 warship sunk, total tonnage 441 tons
Scuttled at 2230hrs on 11 September 1944 in the Black Sea north of Zonguldak, Turkey, in position 41.34N, 31.50E.
Attacks on this boat and other events
21 Feb 1940
A British escort depth-charged U-19 off Ronaldsay in the Orkney Isles, causing minor damage.
13 Feb 1943
15.45 hrs, off Gelendzhik, Black Sea: attack by 4 unidentified aircraft. 2 depth charges dropped, causing minor damage. (Sources: Ritschel)
2 recorded attacks on this boat.
General notes on this boat
7 Feb 2008.
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-19 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.
We have 5 emblem entries for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.
Devil riding a Torpedo
Chimneysweep and Dog
There was another U-19 in World War One
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 10 Oct 1912 and commissioned into the Imperial Navy on 6 Jul 1913. The Naval war in WWI was brought to an end with the Armistice signed on 11 Nov, 1918. Read about SM U 19 during WWI.