List of all U-boats

U-121

Type

IIB

 
Ordered28 Sep 1937
Laid down16 Apr 1938 Flender Werke AG, Lübeck (werk 269)
Launched20 Apr 1940
Commissioned28 May 1940Kptlt. Karl-Ernst Schroeter
Commanders
28 May 1940 - 30 Mar 1941  Kptlt. Karl-Ernst Schroeter
Oct, 1940 - 5 Nov 1940  Oblt. Otto Harms
6 Nov 1940 - 27 Nov 1940  Oblt. Adalbert Schnee (Knights Cross)
31 Mar 1941 - 8 Jul 1941  Oblt. Egon Reiner Freiherr von Schlippenbach (Knights Cross)
9 Jul 1941 - 25 Mar 1942  Kptlt. Gert Hetschko
26 Mar 1942 - 19 Apr 1942   Ernst von Witzendorff
16 May 1942 - 8 Feb 1943  Ltn. Otto Westphalen (Knights Cross)
Sep, 1942 - Dec, 1942  Ltn. Otto Hübschen (in deputize) -- acting
9 Feb 1943 - 22 Feb 1944  Oblt. Ewald Hülsenbeck
23 Feb 1944 - 2 May 1945  Oblt. Friedrich Horst
Career
No patrols
28 May 1940-30 Jun 1940  U-Bootschulflottille (school boat)
1 Jul 1940-25 Mar 1942  21. Flottille (school boat)
26 Mar 1942-15 May 1942  24. Flottille (school boat)
16 May 1942-16 Mar 1945  21. Flottille (school boat)
17 Mar 1945-2 May 1945  31. Flottille (school boat)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Scuttled on 5 May 1945 at Alten Hafen in Wesermünde. Raised on 2 December 1949 and broken up.

Final location

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-121 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.

U-boat Emblems

We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.


Shield with Sword and Swastika

Media links


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

Wynn, Kenneth


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel