U-boat Emblems


Coat of Arms (Wappen)

During the war many U-boats displayed Coat of Arms of towns and cities within Greater Germany. In some case the cities had "adopted" the U-boat in question and in other cases the Commander was from a certain town or region and adopted its Wappen. Below are most, perhaps not all, of the Coat of Arms that were seen on German U-boats during WWII. German names are used on this list, current names, if different, are explained in the text.

3 fishes in Shield

U-boat U-337.

City Key of Bremen

U-boats U-173 and U-764.

Coat of Arms

U-boat U-86.


Coat of Arms

U-boat U-181.

Coat of Arms

U-boat U-371.

Coat of Arms

U-boat U-472.


Coat of Arms

U-boat U-558.

Coat of Arms

U-boat U-559.

Coat of Arms

U-boat U-869.


Coat of Arms Karlsruhe

U-boat U-402.

Coat of Arms Kreises Stormarn

U-boat U-212.

Coat of Arms of Aussig

U-boat U-375.


Coat of Arms of Austria

U-boats U-306 and U-617.

Coat of Arms of Bielefeld

U-boat U-600.

Coat of Arms of Brünn

U-boat U-209.


Coat of Arms of Chemnitz

U-boat U-975.

Coat of Arms of Danzig

U-boats U-407 and U-828.

Coat of Arms of Düsseldorf

U-boats U-475 and U-557.


Coat of Arms of Essen

U-boat U-203.

Coat of Arms of Falkenstein

U-boat U-970.

Coat of Arms of Flensburg

U-boat U-352.


Coat of Arms of Fürstenwalde/Spree

U-boat U-462.

Coat of Arms of Hamburg

U-boats U-351, U-592, U-601 and U-1010.

Coat of Arms of Hannover

U-boats U-194 and U-577.


Coat of Arms of Harzburg

U-boat U-415.

Coat of Arms of Heidelberg

U-boat U-332.

Coat of Arms of Husum

U-boat U-242.


Coat of Arms of Innsbruck

U-boat U-202.

Coat of Arms of Kaiserslautern

U-boats U-44 and U-451.

Coat of Arms of Karlsbad

U-boat U-376.


Coat of Arms of Kassel

U-boat U-306.

Coat of Arms of Klagenfurt

U-boat U-221.

Coat of Arms of Krefeld

U-boat U-204.


Coat of Arms of Kufstein

U-boat U-984.

Coat of Arms of Köln

U-boat U-208.

Coat of Arms of Landeck

U-boat U-256.


Coat of Arms of Landeck

U-boat U-573.

Coat of Arms of Liegnitz

U-boat U-434.

Coat of Arms of Lignitz

U-boat U-434.


Coat of Arms of Lindau

U-boat U-566.

Coat of Arms of Marienburg

U-boat U-435.

Coat of Arms of Meldorf

U-boat U-527.


Coat of Arms of Neuss

U-boat U-562.

Coat of Arms of Nürnberg

U-boat U-453.

Coat of Arms of Ostfriesland

U-boat U-1164.


Coat of Arms of Pommern

U-boat U-1301.

Coat of Arms of Posen

U-boat U-436.

Coat of Arms of Posen

U-boat U-744.


Coat of Arms of Radevormwald

U-boat U-576.

Coat of Arms of Remscheid

U-boat U-201.

Coat of Arms of Rendsburg

U-boats U-445 and U-445.


Coat of Arms of Reutlingen

U-boat U-752.

Coat of Arms of Rostock

U-boat U-921.

Coat of Arms of Schwelm

U-boat U-155.


Coat of Arms of Soest

U-boat U-348.

Coat of Arms of Viersen

U-boat U-372.

Coat of Arms of Wiesbaden

U-boats U-80 and U-291.


Coat of Arms of Wuppertal

U-boat U-561.

Coat of Arms Reichenberg

U-boat U-206.

Coat of Arms Salzburg

U-boat U-205.


Compass Rose

U-boat U-736.

Eagle on Shield

U-boat U-754.

The Berlin Bear (Coat of Arms)

U-boats U-214, U-406, U-411 and U-438.

63 Coat of Arms were seen on German U-boats (some were seen on more than one U-boat).


U-boats showing Coat of Arms

The following U-boats are known to have shown Coat of Arms during WWII. Some did display more than one Wappen. Click on the boat number below to see the emblems displayed by that boat. Many other boats displayed Coat of Arms which we are not able to recognize.

U-44, U-80, U-86, U-155, U-173, U-181, U-194, U-201, U-202, U-203, U-204, U-205, U-206, U-208, U-209, U-212, U-214, U-221, U-242, U-256, U-291, U-306, U-332, U-337, U-348, U-351, U-352, U-371, U-372, U-375, U-376, U-402, U-406, U-407, U-411, U-415, U-434, U-435, U-436, U-438, U-445, U-451, U-453, U-462, U-472, U-475, U-527, U-557, U-558, U-559, U-561, U-562, U-566, U-573, U-576, U-577, U-592, U-600, U-601, U-617, U-736, U-744, U-752, U-754, U-764, U-828, U-869, U-921, U-970, U-975, U-984, U-1010, U-1164, U-1301. (74 boats).

U-boat Emblems