|Ordered||16 Jul 1937|
|Laid down||15 Dec 1938||AG Weser, Bremen (werk 952)|
|Launched||20 Sep 1939|
|Commissioned||16 Dec 1939||Kptlt. Georg-Wilhelm Schulz (Knights Cross)|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
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.
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.
We have 1 emblem entry for this boat! See the emblem page for this boat or view each one below.
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.