List of all U-boats




Ordered2 Feb 1935
Laid down4 Mar 1936 F. Krupp Germaniawerft AG, Kiel (werk 552)
Launched29 Jul 1936
Commissioned20 Aug 1936 
23 Dec 1936 - 4 Oct 1937  Kptlt. Harald Grosse
1 Oct 1937 - 3 Oct 1939  Kptlt. Werner Winter (Knights Cross)
4 Oct 1939 - 27 Mar 1940  Kptlt. Karl-Heinrich Jenisch
7 patrols
1 Aug 1936-1 Aug 1939  3. Flottille (active service)
1 Sep 1939-31 Dec 1939  3. Flottille (active service)
1 Jan 1940-27 Mar 1940  1. Flottille (active service)
Successes6 ships sunk, total tonnage 7,344 GRT
2 auxiliary warships sunk, total tonnage 3,633 GRT
1 warship sunk, total tonnage 1,475 tons

Missing since 27 March 1940 in the North Sea or Skaggerak. There is no explanation for its loss. 27 dead (all hands lost).

Loss position

See the 9 ships hit by U-22 - View the 7 war patrols

U-22 sailed from Wilhelmshaven to operate east of the Pentland Firth on 20 March 1940 and two days later was ordered to temporarily patrol off Ryvingen, Norway. The boat sent no messages after leaving port and it was reported missing on 27 March 1940.

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-22 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.

U-boat Emblems

We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.

Black Figure

Media links

U-Boat Attack Logs

Daniel Morgan and Bruce Taylor
(£ 38.25)

U-Boat Operations of the Second World War - Vol 1

Wynn, Kenneth

German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel

Hitler's U-boat War

Blair, Clay

There was another U-22 in World War One
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 6 Mar 1913 and commissioned into the Imperial Navy on 25 Nov 1913. The Naval war in WWI was brought to an end with the Armistice signed on 11 Nov, 1918. Read about SM U 22 during WWI.

Related page:
U-boats Missing in Action.

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