|Ordered||2 Feb 1935|
|Laid down||1 Jul 1935||F. Krupp Germaniawerft AG, Kiel (werk 547)|
|Launched||14 Nov 1935|
|Commissioned||3 Dec 1935||Oblt. Werner Fresdorf|
|Successes||3 ships sunk, total tonnage 1,825 GRT|
Decommissioned 6 February 1945 in Wilhelmshaven. Scuttled on 5 May 1945 at the western entrance to the Raeder lock in Wilhelmshaven. Wreck broken up.
General notes on this boat
4 Feb 1940. On 4 February, 1940 U-17 had to break off her patrol due to serious engine trouble in the North Sea.
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-17 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.
We have 2 emblem entries for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.
Globe and Omega symbol
There was another U-17 in World War One
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 16 Apr 1912 and commissioned into the Imperial Navy on 3 Nov 1912. The Naval war in WWI was brought to an end with the Armistice signed on 11 Nov, 1918. Read about SM U 17 during WWI.