List of all U-boats

U-28

Type

VIIA

 
Ordered1 Apr 1935
Laid down2 Dec 1935 AG Weser, Bremen (werk 909)
Launched14 Jul 1936
Commissioned12 Sep 1936Kptlt. Wilhelm Ambrosius
Commanders
12 Sep 1936 - 1 Nov 1938  Kptlt. Wilhelm Ambrosius (German Cross in Gold)
1936/37 - 30 Sep 1937   Hans-G√ľnther Looff
28 Oct 1938 - Nov, 1938  Oblt. Fritz-Julius Lemp (Knights Cross)
28 Oct 1938 - 16 Nov 1940  Kptlt. G√ľnter Kuhnke (Knights Cross)
16 Nov 1940 - 11 Feb 1941  Oblt. Friedrich Guggenberger (Knights Cross)
12 Feb 1941 - 21 Jun 1941  Oblt. Heinrich Ratsch
22 Jun 1941 - 20 Mar 1942  Oblt. Hermann Eckhardt
1 Jul 1942 - 30 Nov 1942  Oblt. Karl-Heinz Marbach (Knights Cross)
1 Dec 1942 - Jul, 1943  Oblt. Uwe Christiansen
Jul, 1943 - 1 Dec 1943  Oblt. Erich Krempl
2 Dec 1943 - 17 Mar 1944  Oblt. Dietrich Sachse
Career
6 patrols
12 Sep 1936-31 Aug 1939  2. Flottille (active service)
1 Sep 1939-31 Dec 1939  2. Flottille (active service)
1 Jan 1940-9 Nov 1940  2. Flottille (active service)
10 Nov 1940-30 Nov 1943  24. Flottille (training)
1 Dec 1943-17 Mar 1944  22. Flottille (school boat)
Successes11 ships sunk, total tonnage 42,252 GRT
1 auxiliary warship sunk, total tonnage 4,443 GRT
2 ships damaged, total tonnage 10,067 GRT
1 ship a total loss, total tonnage 9,577 GRT
Fate

Sunk 17 March 1944 at Neustadt U-boat pier, in position 54.07N, 10.50E in an operational accident. Raised in March 1944. Stricken on 4 August 1944.

Loss position

See the 15 ships hit by U-28 - View the 6 war patrols

Wolfpack operations

U-28 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Prien (12 Jun 1940 - 17 Jun 1940)

Attacks on this boat and other events

13 Nov 1940
U-28 encountered an enemy submarine in the North Atlantic. Two detonations were heard astern as the enemy sub apparently made an unsuccessful attack.

1 recorded attack on this boat.

Men lost from the boat

10 Nov 1940
On U-28, Maschinengefreiter Sachse was severely scalded.

  Related: For more info on such losses see - Men lost from U-boats -

U-boat Emblems

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


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Media links


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel


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

Wynn, Kenneth


Hitler's U-boat War

Blair, Clay


In Peril on the Sea

Kane, James S.

There was another U-28 in World War One
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 30 Aug 1913 and commissioned into the Imperial Navy on 26 Jun 1914. The Naval war in WWI was brought to an end with the Armistice signed on 11 Nov, 1918. Read about SM U 28 during WWI.