|Ordered||2 Feb 1935|
|Laid down||11 Feb 1935||Deutsche Werke AG, Kiel (werk 237)|
|Launched||1 Jul 1935|
|Commissioned||25 Jul 1935||Oblt. Hermann Michahelles|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Sank 8 April 1944 in the Baltic Sea west of Pillau, in position 54.48N, 19.55E, after a collision with the German steam trawler Helmi Söhle.
Raised on 9 April 1944 and stricken. On 25 April 1945 wreck was captured by Soviet forces at Pillau and probably broken up. 17 dead and 18 survivors.
Attacks on this boat and other events
5 Apr 1940
In the North Sea, the British submarine HMS Unity (N 66) fired three torpedoes at the boat, which all missed.
10 Apr 1940
18.21 hrs, SW of Norway: a Wellington aircraft attacked the boat, dropping one bomb. No damage.
2 recorded attacks on this boat.
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-2 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.
We have 2 emblem entries for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.
Shield with Sword and Swastika
There was another U-2 in World War One
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 18 Jun 1908 and commissioned into the Imperial Navy on 18 Jul 1908. The Naval war in WWI was brought to an end with the Armistice signed on 11 Nov, 1918. Read about SM U 2 during WWI.