List of all U-boats

U-10

Type

IIB

 
Ordered20 Jul 1934
Laid down22 Apr 1935 F. Krupp Germaniawerft AG, Kiel (werk 544)
Launched13 Aug 1935
Commissioned9 Sep 1935Oblt. Heinz Scheringer
Commanders
11 Sep 1935 - 21 Dec 1935   Heinz Scheringer
21 Dec 1935 - 1 May 1936  Oblt. Werner Scheer
1 May 1936 - 29 Sep 1937  Kptlt. Heinz Beduhn
30 Sep 1937 - 3 Apr 1938   Hannes Weingärtner
Oct, 1937 - Aug, 1938  Kptlt. Hans Rudolf Rösing (Knights Cross)
4 Apr 1938 - 31 Jul 1938   Herbert Sohler
1 Aug 1938 - 4 Jan 1939   Kurt von Gossler
5 Jan 1939 - 15 Oct 1939  Kptlt. Georg-Wilhelm Schulz (Knights Cross)
10 Oct 1939 - 2 Jan 1940   Günther Lorentz
Jan, 1940 - 9 Jun 1940  Oblt. Joachim Preuss
10 Jun 1940 - 29 Nov 1940  Kptlt. Rolf Mützelburg (Knights Cross)
30 Nov 1940 - 9 Jun 1941  Kptlt. Wolf-Rüdiger von Rabenau
10 Jun 1941 - 29 Nov 1941  Oblt. Kurt Ruwiedel
30 Nov 1941 - 22 Jun 1942  Oblt. Hans Karpf
23 Jun 1942 - Feb, 1943  Oblt. Christian-Brandt Coester
Feb, 1943 - Feb, 1944  Oblt. Wolfgang Strenger
Feb, 1944 - 1 Jul 1944  Oblt. Kurt Ahlers
Career
5 patrols
11 Sep 1935-26 Sep 1935  U-Bootschulflottille (school boat)
27 Sep 1935-3 Oct 1937  1. Flottille (active service)
4 Oct 1937-14 Apr 1939  3. Flottille (active service)
15 Apr 1939-30 Jun 1940  U-Bootschulflottille (school boat)
1 Sep 1939-1 Oct 1939  U-Bootschulflottille (active service)
1 Oct 1939-1 Dec 1939  U-Bootschulflottille (school boat)
1 Jan 1940-1 Apr 1940  U-Bootschulflottille (active service)
1 May 1940-30 Jun 1940  U-Bootschulflottille (school boat)
1 Jul 1940-31 Jul 1944  21. Flottille (school boat)
Successes2 ships sunk, total tonnage 6,356 GRT
Fate

Decommissioned 1 August 1944 in Gotenhafen (today Gdynia, Poland) and cannibalized for spare parts. In early 1945 hulk was towed west to Stolpmünde (today Utska, Poland) and captured by Soviet forces on 9 March 1945.

Scuttled in late 1945 in Stolpmünde harbor by Russians after being inspected by the Tripartite Naval Commission (TNC) on 28 August 1945. Raised by the Polish harbor authority in 1950 and broken up in 1951.

See the 2 ships hit by U-10 - View the 5 war patrols

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-10 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.

U-boat Emblems

We have 2 emblem entries for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.


Pig with Umbrella

Bull

Media links


U-Boat Operations of the Second World War - Vol 1

Wynn, Kenneth


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel


Hitler's U-boat War

Blair, Clay

There was another U-10 in World War One
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 24 Jan 1911 and commissioned into the Imperial Navy on 31 Aug 1911. The Naval war in WWI was brought to an end with the Armistice signed on 11 Nov, 1918. Read about SM U 10 during WWI.