List of all U-boats




Ordered2 Feb 1935
Laid down20 Jun 1935 Deutsche Werke AG, Kiel (werk 248)
Launched9 Nov 1935
Commissioned30 Nov 1935Oblt. Hans-Gerrit von Stockhausen (Knights Cross)
30 Nov 1935 - 30 Sep 1937  Kptlt. Hans-Gerrit von Stockhausen (Knights Cross)
1 Oct 1937 - 5 Nov 1939  Kptlt. Karl Daublebsky von Eichhain
6 Nov 1939 - 2 Jan 1940  Kptlt. Heinz Scheringer
16 Dec 1939 - 28 Dec 1939  Oblt. Wolfgang Lüth (Knights Cross)
3 Jan 1940 - 31 May 1940  Oblt. Max-Martin Schulte
9 patrols
1 Nov 1935-1 Aug 1939  1. Flottille (active service)
1 Sep 1939-31 Dec 1939  1. Flottille (active service)
1 Jan 1940-31 May 1940  1. Flottille (active service)
Successes9 ships sunk, total tonnage 28,056 GRT
3 ships damaged, total tonnage 26,218 GRT

Sunk 31 May 1940 in the North Sea about 12 miles south-east of Lowestoft, in position 52.26N, 02.02E, by depth charges from the British sloop HMS Weston. 26 survivors (no casualties).

Loss position

See the 12 ships hit by U-13 - View the 9 war patrols

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-13 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.

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

There was another U-13 in World War One
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 16 Dec 1910 and commissioned into the Imperial Navy on 25 Apr 1912. The Naval war in WWI was brought to an end with the Armistice signed on 11 Nov, 1918. Read about SM U 13 during WWI.

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