|Ordered||25 Mar 1935|
|Laid down||2 Mar 1936||F. Krupp Germaniawerft AG, Kiel (werk 558)|
|Launched||24 Sep 1936|
|Commissioned||3 Nov 1936||Kptlt. Klaus Ewerth|
|Successes||4 ships sunk, total tonnage 7,850 GRT|
1 ship damaged, total tonnage 6,014 GRT
Sunk on 29 November 1939 in the North Sea north-west of Bergen, in position 60.53N, 02.47E, by depth charges from the British destroyers HMS Kashmir, HMS Kingston and HMS Icarus. 43 survivors (no casualties).
Attacks on this boat and other events
9 Sep 1939
HMS Ursula (N 59) (Lt.Cdr. G.C. Philips, RN) fired the first British submarine torpedoes of the war in unsuccessfully attacking U-35 and U-21 with a spread of five torpedoes some 23 miles (37 km) north of the Dutch island of Schiermonnikoog in position 53º52'N 06º05'E. (Sources: Dr. Jürgen Rohwer)
1 recorded attack on this boat.
General notes on this boat
During early 1937 Kptlt. Rösing made a patrol with U-35 to Ponta Delgada in the Azores.
For a very thorough page on this boat please visit the U 35 page operated by Mr. Hans Mair.
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-35 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.
There was another U-35 in World War One
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 18 Apr 1914 and commissioned into the Imperial Navy on 3 Nov 1914. The Naval war in WWI was brought to an end with the Armistice signed on 11 Nov, 1918. Read about SM U 35 during WWI.