2nd Flotilla

from 1936 - 1939 Unterseebootsflottille "Saltzwedel"*

Frontflottille (Combat Flotilla)
since Sept 1939

Bases

09.36 - 05.40
06.40 - 05.41
06.41 - 08.44
Wilhelmshaven (for the first weeks in Kiel)
Wilhelmshaven/Lorient (France)
Lorient (France)

Flotilla Commanders

09.36 - 07.37
10.37 - 09.39
01.40 - 05.40
05.40 - 07.41
08.41 - 01.43
01.43 - 10.44
Fregkpt. Werner Scheer
Korvkpt. Hans Ibbeken
Korvkpt. Werner Hartmann (Knights Cross)
Korvkpt. Heinz Fischer
Korvkpt. Victor Schütze (Knights Cross)
Fregkpt. Ernst Kals (Knights Cross)

U-boat Types

until 1941 IA, VIIA, VIIC, IX, IXC, IXC40 and XB
after 1941 IX, IXB and IXC

Assigned U-boats

U-25, U-26, U-27, U-28, U-29, U-30, U-31
U-32, U-33, U-34, U-35, U-36, U-37, U-38
U-41, U-43, U-44, U-64, U-65, U-66, U-67
U-68, U-103, U-104, U-105, U-106, U-107, U-108
U-109, U-110, U-111, U-116, U-117, U-122, U-123
U-124, U-125, U-126, U-127, U-128, U-129, U-130
U-131, U-153, U-154, U-156, U-157, U-161, U-162
U-168, U-173, U-183, U-184, U-189, U-190, U-191
U-193, U-501, U-502, U-503, U-504, U-505, U-507
U-518, U-519, U-520, U-521, U-522, U-531, U-532
U-534, U-536, U-538, U-545, U-547, U-548, U-801
U-802, U-841, U-842, U-843, U-856, U-858, U-868
U-1223, U-1225, U-1226, U-1227, U-1228

and UA, UD-3

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

History

U-Flotilla "Saltzwedel"* was founded on 1 Sept 1936 under the command of Fregkpt. Scheer. From June 1940 to June 1941 the flotilla moved to Lorient, France. Its history ended in August 1944 when the last boats left Lorient for Norway.


* Oblt. z. S. Reinhold Saltzwedel was in WWI Commander of UB-10, UC-10, UC-11, UC-21, UC-71 and UB-81. He sank during 22 patrols 111 ships with a total of 170,526 tons. He died on 2 Dec, 1917, when his UB-81 was sunk by a mine in the English Channel.

U-boat Flotillas