|Ordered||21 Jul 1937|
|Laid down||1 Oct 1938||Deutsche Werke AG, Kiel (werk 259)|
|Launched||1 Jun 1939|
|Commissioned||22 Jul 1939||Oblt. Georg Schewe|
|Successes||3 ships sunk, total tonnage 7,561 GRT|
1 ship damaged, total tonnage 15,434 GRT
Decommissioned on 28 February 1945 at Wilhelmshaven.
Scuttled on 5 May 1945 at Wilhelmshaven, western entrance to Raederschleuse. Wreck broken up.
Note. Fate map temporarily disabled due to huge Google Maps price increase (20 July 2018).
Attacks on this boat and other events
1 Aug 1940
16.02 hrs, North Sea, East of Scotland: Dutch submarine O-21 (Lt. Cm. J.F. Van Dulm) sighted U-60 (Schnee) en route for Bergen. Thirteen minutes later, O-21 fired two torpedoes from 2000m (2,187 yds), but both missed. U-60 was unaware of the attack. Later that day at 18.00 hrs, O-22 (Lt. Cm. J.W. Ort), patrolling north of her sister ship, also sighted U-60, but the range was too great for an attack. On the evening of the 2nd, U-60 was attacked off Hagesund by German Ju 88 aircraft of KG30 flying from Stavanger, Norway to raid the Orkneys, but the boat suffered no damage.
1 recorded attack on this boat.
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-60 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.
We have 4 emblem entries for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.
Seal with a Tophat
Bird carrying Leaf
Gent with Umbrella
There was another U-60 in World War One
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 5 Jul 1916 and commissioned into the Imperial Navy on 1 Nov 1916. The Naval war in WWI was brought to an end with the Armistice signed on 11 Nov, 1918. Read about SM U 60 during WWI.