Frontflottille (Combat Flotilla)
since Sept 1939
|12.38 - 12.39||Kiel|
|12.38 - 12.39||Korvkpt. Hans-Rudolf Rösing
U-Flotilla "Emsmann"* was founded on 1 Dec 1938 under the command of Kptlt. Hans-Rudolf Rösing. The history ended in Jan 1940 when the Flotilla was disbanded and the boats all went to the 1st Flotilla.
Note: In June 1941 a training flotilla was established at Kiel which was also called the 5. Flottille.
* Oblt. Hans Joachim Emsmann was during WWI Commander of the U-boat UB-5, UB-10, UB-40 and UB-116. He sank on 10 patrols 27 ships with a total of 9,221 tons. He died on 28 Oct, 1918, when his U-116 was sunk by mine. Oblt. Emsmann tried in that moment to break in Scapa Flow, a raid which Kptlt Prien attempted 21 years later more successfully.