List of all U-boats

U-435

Type

VIIC

 
Ordered16 Oct 1939
Laid down11 Apr 1940 F Schichau GmbH, Danzig (werk 1477)
Launched31 May 1941
Commissioned30 Aug 1941Kptlt. Siegfried Strelow (Knights Cross)
Commanders
30 Aug 1941 - 9 Jul 1943  KrvKpt. Siegfried Strelow (Knights Cross)
Career
8 patrols
30 Aug 1941-31 Dec 1941  5. Flottille (training)
1 Jan 1942-30 Jun 1942  1. Flottille (active service)
1 Jul 1942-31 Jan 1943  11. Flottille (active service)
1 Feb 1943-9 Jul 1943  1. Flottille (active service)
Successes9 ships sunk, total tonnage 53,712 GRT
1 auxiliary warship sunk, total tonnage 2,456 GRT
3 warships sunk, total tonnage 855 tons
Fate

Sunk 9 July 1943 west of Figueira, Portugal, in position 39.48N, 14.22W, by 4 depth charges from a British Wellington aircraft (179 Sqdn.). 48 dead (all hands lost).

Loss position

See the 13 ships hit by U-435 - View the 8 war patrols

Wolfpack operations

U-435 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Hecht (27 Jan 1942 - 4 Feb 1942)
   Umbau (4 Feb 1942 - 16 Feb 1942)
   Eiswolf (28 Mar 1942 - 31 Mar 1942)
   Robbenschlag (7 Apr 1942 - 13 Apr 1942)
   Nebelk├Ânig (27 Jul 1942 - 14 Aug 1942)
   Ungest├╝m (11 Dec 1942 - 30 Dec 1942)
   Burggraf (24 Feb 1943 - 5 Mar 1943)
   Raubgraf (7 Mar 1943 - 19 Mar 1943)
   Trutz (1 Jun 1943 - 16 Jun 1943)
   Trutz 3 (16 Jun 1943 - 29 Jun 1943)
   Geier 2 (30 Jun 1943 - 9 Jul 1943)

Attacks on this boat and other events

30 Mar 1942
At 18.17 hrs the boat was sighted by the Soviet Gremyashchiy, which was escorting nine ships of convoy PQ 13 near Kildin Island, off Murmansk. The destroyer dropped eight small and nine large depth charges after U-43 dived, causing no damage. (Sources: Ritschel/Rohwer)

1 recorded attack 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-435 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.

U-boat Emblems

We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.


Coat of Arms of Marienburg

Media links


U-Boat Attack Logs

Daniel Morgan and Bruce Taylor


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, Vol II

Blair, Clay


Hitler's U-boat War

Blair, Clay