List of all U-boats

U-152

Type

IID

 
Ordered25 Sep 1939
Laid down6 Jul 1940 Deutsche Werke AG, Kiel (werk 281)
Launched14 Dec 1940
Commissioned29 Jan 1941Kptlt. Peter-Erich Cremer (Knights Cross)
Commanders
29 Jan 1941 - 21 Jul 1941  Kptlt. Peter-Erich Cremer (Knights Cross)
22 Jul 1941 - 30 Sep 1941  Oblt. Werner Bender
1 Oct 1941 - 31 Jul 1942   Hans Hildebrandt
1 Aug 1942 - 20 Sep 1942  Ltn. Hans-Ferdinand Geisler
21 Sep 1942 - 24 Jul 1943  Oblt. Victor-Wilhelm Nonn (German Cross in Gold)
25 Jul 1943 - 15 Oct 1944  Oblt. Wilhelm Bergemann
16 Oct 1944 - 2 May 1945  Oblt. Gernot Thiel
Career
No patrols
29 Jan 1941-31 Aug 1941  24. Flottille (training)
1 Sep 1941-1 Mar 1945  21. Flottille (school boat)
1 Mar 1945-2 May 1945  31. Flottille (training)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Scuttled on 2 May 1945 in the Raederschleuse at Wilhelmshaven. Wreck broken up , date unknown.

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-152 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.


Crew 37a

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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-152 in World War One
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 20 May 1917 and commissioned into the Imperial Navy on 17 Oct 1917. The Naval war in WWI was brought to an end with the Armistice signed on 11 Nov, 1918. Read about SM U 152 during WWI.