|Ordered||16 Jul 1937|
|Laid down||6 Dec 1938||AG Weser, Bremen (werk 953)|
|Launched||6 Nov 1939|
|Commissioned||15 Feb 1940||Kptlt. Hans-Gerrit von Stockhausen (Knights Cross)|
|Successes||12 ships sunk, total tonnage 66,174 GRT|
3 ships damaged, total tonnage 22,490 GRT
Sunk on 28 April 1941 in the North Atlantic south-east of Iceland, in position 59.51N, 15.30W, by depth charges from the British destroyer HMS Douglas. 50 dead (all hands lost). (FDS/NHB, June 1986).
Previously recorded fate
Attacks on this boat and other events
13 Apr 1940
During the invasion of Norway the brand-new U-65 launched torpedoes at a group of British destroyers, but without result. Subsequent depth-charging from the targets caused minor damage. (Sources: Blair, vol 1, page 151)
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-65 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 emblems individually below.
The Runic S - U-65
There was another U-65 in World War One
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 21 Mar 1916 and commissioned into the Imperial Navy on 11 May 1916. The Naval war in WWI was brought to an end with the Armistice signed on 11 Nov, 1918. Read about SM U 65 during WWI.