List of all U-boats

U-11

Type

IIB

 
Ordered20 Jul 1934
Laid down6 May 1935 F. Krupp Germaniawerft AG, Kiel (werk 545)
Launched27 Aug 1935
Commissioned21 Sep 1935Kptlt. Hans-Rudolf Rösing (Knights Cross)
Commanders
21 Sep 1935 - 1 Oct 1937  Kptlt. Hans Rudolf Rösing (Knights Cross)
13 Aug 1938 - 4 Sep 1939  Kptlt. Viktor Schütze (Knights Cross)
5 Sep 1939 - 22 Mar 1943   Georg Peters
23 Mar 1943 - 13 Jul 1944  Oblt. Gottfried Stolzenburg
14 Jul 1944 - 15 Dec 1944  Oblt. Günter Dobenecker
Career
No patrols
1 Sep 1935-1 Aug 1939  U-Bootschulflottille (school boat)
1 Sep 1939-30 Jun 1940  U-Bootschulflottille (school boat)
1 Jul 1940-30 Nov 1940  1. Flottille (school boat)
1 Dec 1940-1 May 1941  21. Flottille (school boat)
1 Oct 1941-28 Feb 1943  5. Flottille (trial boat)(eb)
1 Mar 1943-1 Dec 1944  22. Flottille (school boat)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Stricken 5 Jan 1945 at Kiel. Scuttled on 3 May 1945 in the Kiel Arsenal. Wreck broken up.

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-11 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.


Media links


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

Wynn, Kenneth


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel

There was another U-11 in World War One
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 2 Apr 1910 and commissioned into the Imperial Navy on 21 Sep 1910. The Naval war in WWI was brought to an end with the Armistice signed on 11 Nov, 1918. Read about SM U 11 during WWI.