|Ordered||25 Mar 1935|
|Laid down||1 Sep 1935||F. Krupp Germaniawerft AG, Kiel (werk 556)|
|Launched||11 Jun 1936|
|Commissioned||25 Jul 1936||Kptlt. Ottoheinrich Junker|
|Successes||10 ships sunk, total tonnage 19,261 GRT|
1 ship a total loss, total tonnage 3,670 GRT
Sunk on 12 February 1940 in the Firth of Clyde, in position 55.23,4N, 05.08,2W, by depth charges from the British minesweeper HMS Gleaner. 25 dead and 17 survivors.
This boat is a dive sitePosition (lat, long): 55.25, -5.07
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Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-33 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.
Churchill getting Torpedoed in the Rear
There was another U-33 in World War One
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 19 May 1914 and commissioned into the Imperial Navy on 27 Sep 1914. The Naval war in WWI was brought to an end with the Armistice signed on 11 Nov, 1918. Read about SM U 33 during WWI.
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