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Ordered25 Mar 1935
Laid down2 Mar 1936 F. Krupp Germaniawerft AG, Kiel (werk 558)
Launched24 Sep 1936
Commissioned3 Nov 1936Kptlt. Klaus Ewerth
3 Nov 1936 - 5 Dec 1936   Klaus Ewerth
6 Dec 1936 - Feb, 1937  Kptlt. Hans Rudolf Rösing (in deputize) (Knights Cross) -- acting
Feb, 1937 - 30 Jul 1937  Kptlt. Hermann Michahelles
31 Jul 1937 - 15 Aug 1937  Oblt. Otto Kretschmer (Knights Cross)
15 Aug 1937 - 29 Nov 1939  Kptlt. Werner Lott
3 patrols
3 Nov 1936-31 Aug 1939  2. Flottille (active service)
1 Sep 1939-29 Nov 1939  2. Flottille (active service)
Successes4 ships sunk, total tonnage 7,850 GRT
1 ship damaged, total tonnage 6,014 GRT

Sunk 29 Nov 1939 in North Sea, in position 60.53N, 02.47E, by depth charges from the British destroyers HMS Kingston, HMS Icarus and HMS Kashmir. 43 survivors (no casualties).

Loss position

See the 5 ships hit by U-35 - View the 3 war patrols

Attacks on this boat and other events

9 Sep 1939
The British submarine HMS Ursula (Lt.Cdr. G.C. Philipps, RN) fired the first British submarine torpedoes of the war when attacking the German submarine U-35 about 23 nautical miles north of the island of Schiermonnikoog, Netherlands in position 53º52'N 06º05'E. (Sources: Dr. Jürgen Rohwer)

1 recorded attack on this boat.

General notes on this boat

During early 1937 Kptlt. Rösing made a patrol with U-35 to Ponta Delgada in the Azores.

External page
For a very thorough page on this boat please visit the U 35 page operated by Mr. Hans Mair.

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-35 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.

Media links

U-Boat Adventures

Wiggins, Melanie

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-35 in World War One
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 18 Apr 1914 and commissioned into the Imperial Navy on 3 Nov 1914. The Naval war in WWI was brought to an end with the Armistice signed on 11 Nov, 1918. Read about SM U 35 during WWI.