List of all U-boats

U-64

Type

IXB

 
Ordered16 Jul 1937
Laid down15 Dec 1938 AG Weser, Bremen (werk 952)
Launched20 Sep 1939
Commissioned16 Dec 1939 Kptlt. Georg-Wilhelm Schulz (Knights Cross)
Commanders
16 Dec 1939 - 13 Apr 1940  Kptlt. Georg-Wilhelm Schulz (Knights Cross)
Career
1 patrol
16 Dec 1939-31 Mar 1940  2. Flottille (training)
1 Apr 1940-13 Apr 1940  2. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Sunk 13 April, 1940 in the Herjangsfjord near Narvik, Norway, in approximate position 68.29N, 17.30E, by a bomb from a Swordfish aircraft L 9767 carried on the British battleship HMS Warspite. 8 dead and 38 survivors.

Loss position

View the 1 war patrol

General notes on this boat

The boat was sunk while at anchor off Bjerkvik and was hit a 350-pound bomb while also being hit with machine-gun fire. The survivors managed to make a free ascent to the surface. They were picked up from the water by men from the German mountain troops and the crew adapted their Edelweiss emblem when taking over the new U-124 in June.

The wreck was raised in 1957 and was intended to be scrapped but the boat sank in tow somewhere along the cost of Helgeland, Norway.

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-64 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.

U-boat Emblems

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


Swimming Cow firing Torpedoes from both ends

Media links


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


Narvik

Dickens, Peter and Grove, Eric J.

There was another U-64 in World War One
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 29 Feb 1916 and commissioned into the Imperial Navy on 15 Apr 1916. The Naval war in WWI was brought to an end with the Armistice signed on 11 Nov, 1918. Read about the U 64 during WWI.