|Ordered||21 Jul 1937|
|Laid down||1 Oct 1938||Deutsche Werke AG, Kiel (werk 260)|
|Launched||15 Jun 1939|
|Commissioned||12 Aug 1939||Oblt. Jürgen Oesten (Knights Cross)|
|Successes||5 ships sunk, total tonnage 19,668 GRT|
1 ship damaged, total tonnage 4,434 GRT
Scuttled on 2 May 1945 at Wilhelmshaven.
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-61 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.
We have 4 emblem entries for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.
Gent with a Pact
Sword with Circle on Shield
There was another U-61 in World War One
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 22 Jul 1916 and commissioned into the Imperial Navy on 2 Dec 1916. The Naval war in WWI was brought to an end with the Armistice signed on 11 Nov, 1918. Read about SM U 61 during WWI.