|Ordered||2 Feb 1935|
|Laid down||4 Mar 1936||F. Krupp Germaniawerft AG, Kiel (werk 552)|
|Launched||29 Jul 1936|
|Commissioned||20 Aug 1936|
|Successes||6 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).
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.
We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.
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.
U-boats Missing in Action.
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