29th Flotilla

Frontflottille (Combat Flotilla)

Bases

12.41 - 08.43
08.43 - 09.44
La Spezia (Italia)
Toulon (France)
also bases in Pola, Marseille and Salamis

Flotilla Commanders

12.41 - 05.42
05.42 - 07.43
08.43 - 09.44
Korvkpt. Franz Becker
Korvkpt. Fritz Frauenheim (Knights Cross)
Korvkpt. Gunther Jahn (Knights Cross)

U-boat Types

VIIB and VIIC

Assigned U-boats

U-73, U-74, U-77, U-81, U-83, U-97, U-205
U-223, U-230, U-301, U-303, U-331, U-343, U-371
U-372, U-374, U-375, U-380, U-407, U-409, U-410
U-414, U-421, U-431, U-443, U-450, U-453, U-455
U-458, U-466, U-471, U-557, U-559, U-562, U-565
U-568, U-573, U-577, U-586, U-593, U-596, U-602
U-605, U-616, U-617, U-642, U-652, U-660, U-755
U-952, U-967, U-969

52 U-boats assigned to this flotilla during its service.

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1941   5
1942 15 13 13 19 18 16 15 15 14 15 18 20
1943 23 22 19 18 18 17 17 14 13 12 12 15
1944 13 14 18 15 14 11 11 9 3  

History

The 29th Flotilla was founded in December 1941 under the command of Korvkpt. Franz Becker. The operational area was only the Mediterranean. The flotilla was disbanded in September 1944, when U-407 was sunk on 19 Sept and the two last flotilla boats U-565 and U-596 were scuttled in Salamis (Greece).

U-boat Flotillas