|Ordered||20 Jul 1934|
|Laid down||25 Mar 1935||F. Krupp Germaniawerft AG, Kiel (werk 542)|
|Launched||16 Jul 1935|
|Commissioned||5 Aug 1935||Kptlt. Harald Grosse|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Decommissioned 31 March 1945 in Wilhelmshaven. Scuttled on 5 May 1945 at the western entrance of the Raeder lock in Wilhelmshaven. Wreck broken up.
General notes on this boat
* Kentrat spent time heavily wounded in hospital in Esbjerg, Denmark
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-8 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.
There was another U-8 in World War One
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 14 Mar 1911 and commissioned into the Imperial Navy on 18 Jun 1911. The Naval war in WWI was brought to an end with the Armistice signed on 11 Nov, 1918. Read about SM U 8 during WWI.