6th Flotilla

from 1938 - 1939 Unterseebootsflottille "Hundius"*

Frontflottille (Combat Flotilla) since Sept 1939


10.38 - 12.39
08.41 - 01.42
02.42 - 08.44
St. Nazaire

Flotilla Commanders

10.38 - 12.39
09.41 - 10.43
11.43 - 08.44
Korvkpt. Werner Hartmann (Oak Leaves)
Korvkpt. Wilhelm Schulz (Knights Cross)
Kptlt. Carl Emmermann (Oak Leaves)

U-boat Types

until 1939 IXA
after 1941 VIIB, VIIC and VIIC41

Assigned U-boats

U-37, U-38, U-39, U-40, U-41, U-42, U-43, U-44,
U-87, U-136, U-209, U-223, U-226, U-228, U-229, U-251,
U-252, U-253, U-260, U-261, U-264, U-269, U-270, U-277,
U-290, U-308, U-312, U-335, U-337, U-340, U-356, U-357,
U-376, U-377, U-380, U-385, U-386, U-404, U-405, U-411,
U-414, U-417, U-436, U-437, U-445, U-456, U-457, U-465,
U-477, U-585, U-586, U-587, U-588, U-589, U-590, U-591,
U-592, U-598, U-608, U-609, U-610, U-614, U-616, U-623,
U-626, U-627, U-640, U-642, U-648, U-655, U-658, U-666,
U-668, U-672, U-673, U-675, U-680, U-703, U-705, U-742,
U-756, U-757, U-758, U-766, U-964, U-967, U-972, U-981,
U-982, U-986 and U-999

91 U-boats assigned to this flotilla during its service.


U-Flotilla "Hundius"* was founded on 1 Oct 1938 under the command of Korvkpt. Werner Hartmann and existed until December of 1939. The Flotilla was re-founded as the 6th Flotilla in July 1941 at Danzig. During the first months it was a training-flotilla, but when it moved in February 1942 to St. Nazaire (France) it became a combat flotilla. When in August 1944 the last boats left the base for Norway, its history ended in August 1944 by disbandment.

* Kptlt.Paul Hundius was in WWI commander of UB-16, UC-47 and UB-103. He sank on 20 patrols 67 ships with a total of 95,280 tons. He died on 16 Sept 1918 when his UB-57 was sunk by depth charges from British steamer Young Crow.

U-boat Flotillas