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)
   Nebelkönig (27 Jul 1942 - 14 Aug 1942)
   Ungestüm (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 hours, the boat was sighted by Gremyashchiy which was escorting nine ships of convoy PQ-13 off Kildin Island. The destroyer attacked U-435 after she dived with eight small and nine large depth charges, 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