|Ordered||2 Feb 1935|
|Laid down||21 Apr 1936||F. Krupp Germaniawerft AG, Kiel (werk 554)|
|Launched||24 Sep 1936|
|Commissioned||10 Oct 1936|
|Successes||1 ship sunk, total tonnage 961 GRT|
5 warships sunk, total tonnage 571 tons
1 ship damaged, total tonnage 7,661 GRT
1 ship a total loss, total tonnage 7,886 GRT
Scuttled on 25 Aug, 1944 at Konstanza, Black Sea, in position 44.12N, 28.41E.
Raised by the USSR in early 1945. Sunk by the Soviet submarine M-120 on 26 May, 1947 off Sevastopol (also sunk that same day was the former U-18).
Attacks on this boat
5 Nov 1942
19.18 hours, off Poti, Georgia: U-24 fired a G7e torpedo at Soviet M/S trawler T-492 which passed beneath its target below the bridge. The trawler then forced U-24 to dive with gunfire. U-24 scored a hit at 21.37 hrs, but the torpedo was a dud. After U-24 had fired and missed with her last torpedo at 00.38 hrs on 6 November, the boat surfaced and exchanged fire with the 20mm AA gun, which malfunctioned shortly afterwards, forcing U-24 to break off the attack with light machine gun damage to the conning tower. (Sources: Ritschel)
29 Nov 1942
While patrolling in the Black Sea, Turkish coastal artillery fired 3 rounds at U-24, forcing her to dive. The commander stated that the boat was 7 or 8 nautical miles away from the Turkish coast at the time.
27 May 1944
The boat fought a surface battle with 2 Soviet patrol boats SW of Poti in the Black Sea. Casualties were 1 dead and 2 wounded. [Matrosenobergefreiter Johann Wölbitsch]
3 recorded attacks on this boat.
Men lost from the boat
27 May 1944
The boat fought a surface battle with 2 Soviet patrol boats. The U-boat lost 1 man dead and 2 wounded. [Matrosenobergefreiter Johann Wölbitsch]
Related: For more info on such losses see - Men lost from U-boats -
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There was another U-24 in World War One
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 24 May 1913 and commissioned into the Imperial Navy on 6 Dec 1913. The Naval war in WWI was brought to an end with the Armistice signed on 11 Nov, 1918. Read about the U 24 during WWI.