List of all U-boats




Ordered25 Mar 1935
Laid down2 Mar 1936 F. Krupp Germaniawerft AG, Kiel (werk 558)
Launched24 Sep 1936
Commissioned3 Nov 1936Kptlt. Klaus Ewerth
3 Nov 1936 - 5 Dec 1936   Klaus Ewerth
6 Dec 1936 - Feb, 1937  Kptlt. Hans Rudolf Rösing (in deputize) (Knights Cross) -- acting
Feb, 1937 - 30 Jul 1937  Kptlt. Hermann Michahelles
31 Jul 1937 - 15 Aug 1937  Oblt. Otto Kretschmer (Knights Cross)
15 Aug 1937 - 29 Nov 1939  Kptlt. Werner Lott
3 patrols
3 Nov 1936-31 Aug 1939  2. Flottille (active service)
1 Sep 1939-29 Nov 1939  2. Flottille (active service)
Successes4 ships sunk, total tonnage 7,850 GRT
1 ship damaged, total tonnage 6,014 GRT

Sunk on 29 November 1939 in the North Sea north-west of Bergen, in position 60.53N, 02.47E, by depth charges from the British destroyers HMS Kashmir, HMS Kingston and HMS Icarus. 43 survivors (no casualties).

Loss position

See the 5 ships hit by U-35 - View the 3 war patrols

Attacks on this boat and other events

9 Sep 1939
HMS Ursula (N 59) (Lt.Cdr. G.C. Philips, RN) fired the first British submarine torpedoes of the war in unsuccessfully attacking U-35 and U-21 with a spread of five torpedoes some 23 miles (37 km) north of the Dutch island of Schiermonnikoog in position 53º52'N 06º05'E. (Sources: Dr. Jürgen Rohwer)

1 recorded attack on this boat.

General notes on this boat

During early 1937 Kptlt. Rösing made a patrol with U-35 to Ponta Delgada in the Azores.

External page
For a very thorough page on this boat please visit the U 35 page operated by Mr. Hans Mair.

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-35 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.

Media links

U-Boat Adventures

Wiggins, Melanie

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

Wynn, Kenneth

German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel

Hitler's U-boat War

Blair, Clay

There was another U-35 in World War One
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 18 Apr 1914 and commissioned into the Imperial Navy on 3 Nov 1914. The Naval war in WWI was brought to an end with the Armistice signed on 11 Nov, 1918. Read about SM U 35 during WWI.