|Ordered||2 Feb 1935|
|Laid down||11 Feb 1935||Deutsche Werke AG, Kiel (werk 238)|
|Launched||19 Jul 1935|
|Commissioned||6 Aug 1935||Oblt. Hans Meckel|
|Successes||2 ships sunk, total tonnage 2,348 GRT|
Stricken 1 Aug, 1944 at Gotenhafen (Gdynia, Poland). Scrapped in 1945.
Attacks on this boat
16 Apr 1940
The British submarine HMS Porpoise fired six torpedoes at U-3 about 10 miles southwest of Egersund, Norway and heard a detonation, which was a G7a torpedo from the U-boat that missed the submarine and detonated at the end of its run.This attack was for a long time believed to have caused the sinking of U-1 but was in fact against U-3 which was not damaged.
1 recorded attack on this boat.
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-3 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.
We have 3 emblem entry for this boat! See the emblem page for this boat or view each one below.
There was another U-3 in World War One
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 27 Mar 1909 and commissioned into the Imperial Navy on 29 May 1909. The Naval war in WWI was brought to an end with the Armistice signed on 11 Nov, 1918. Read about the U 3 during WWI.