Werner Lott

Korvettenkapitän (Crew 26)

4 ships sunk, total tonnage 7,850 GRT
1 ship damaged, total tonnage 6,014 GRT

Born  3 Dec 1907 Willenberg, East Prussia
Died  2 May 1997(89)


1 Apr 1926 Offiziersanwärter
26 Oct 1926 Seekadett
1 Apr 1928 Fähnrich zur See
1 Jun 1930 Oberfähnrich zur See
1 Oct 1930 Leutnant zur See
1 Oct 1932 Oberleutnant zur See
1 Apr 1936 Kapitänleutnant
1 Nov 1940 Korvettenkapitän


  Iron Cross 2nd Class

U-boat Commands

U-21 Sep, 1936 31 Mar 1937   No war patrols 
U-32 15 Apr 1937 15 Aug 1937   No war patrols 
U-35 15 Aug 1937 29 Nov 1939   3 patrols (52 days) 

Sinking of Diamantis and the landing of its crew in Ireland
About 15.40 hours on 3 October 1939 the unescorted and neutral Diamantis (Master Panagos Pateras) was hit by one torpedo from U-35 and sank about 40 miles south-southwest of the Scilly Islands. She had been stopped in bad weather by the U-boat at 13.15 hours and the crew was ordered to abandon ship. After the first two G7a torpedoes fired exploded prematurely, a G7e torpedo was fired and worked correctly. Because the lifeboats were not suited for use in the bad weather, Lott decided to take all 28 crew members aboard and landed them the next day in Dingle Bay, Ireland (McShane, 2012).


McShane, M. (2012). Neutral Shores

Patrol info for Werner Lott

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-35 27 Aug 1939  Memel  1 Sep 1939  Kiel  Patrol 1,6 days
2. U-35 9 Sep 1939  Wilhelmshaven  12 Oct 1939  Wilhelmshaven  Patrol 2,34 days
3. U-35 18 Nov 1939  Wilhelmshaven  29 Nov 1939  Sunk  Patrol 3,12 days
3 patrols, 52 days at sea

Ships hit by Werner Lott

Date U-boat Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
18 Sep 1939U-35 Arlita326br
18 Sep 1939U-35 Lord Minto295br
21 Sep 1939U-35 Teakwood (d.)6,014brOA-7
1 Oct 1939U-35 Suzon2,239be
3 Oct 1939U-35 Diamantis4,990gr

4 ships sunk (7,850 tons) and 1 ship damaged (6,014 tons).

We have a picture of this vessel.
(d.) means the ship was damaged.

About ranks and decorations
Ranks shown in italics are our database inserts based on the rank dates of his crew comrades. The officers of each crew would normally have progressed through the lower ranks at the same rate.

Media links

Neutral Shores

Mark McShane

(£ 16.99)

German U-boat Commanders of World War II

Busch, Rainer and Röll, Hans-Joachim

Listing of all U-boat commanders

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