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2nd U-boat Flotilla
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Active Raised 1936, Dissolved 1944
Country  Nazi Germany
Branch  Kriegsmarine
Type U-boat flotilla
Garrison/HQ Kiel, Wilhelmshaven, Lorient
Nickname(s) Saltzwedel Flotilla
Korvettenkapitän Werner Hartmann
Korvettenkapitän Viktor Schütze
Fregattenkapitän Ernst Kals

The 2nd U-boat Flotilla (German 2. Unterseebootsflottille), also known as the Saltzwedel Flotilla, was the second operational U-boat unit in the German Kriegsmarine. Founded on 1 September 1936 under the command of Fregattenkapitän Werner Scheer, it was named in honour of Oberleutnant zur See Reinhold Saltzwedel. Saltzwedel, a U-boat commander during World War I, died on 2 December 1917, when his submarine UB-81 was sunk by a mine in the English Channel.

The flotilla was based in Kiel for the first few weeks after its formation, but was later moved to Wilhelmshaven, where it remained until May 1940. In June 1940, the flotilla was moved to Lorient in France until it was disbanded in August 1944.

Flotilla commanders

Duration Commander
September 1936 – July 1937 Fregkpt. Werner Scheer
October 1937 – September 1939 Korvkpt. Hans Ibbeken
January 1940 – May 1940 Korvkpt. Werner Hartmann
May 1940 – July 1941 Korvkpt. Heinz Fischer
August 1941 – January 1943 Korvkpt. Viktor Schütze
January 1943 – October 1944 Fregkpt. Ernst Kals

U-boats assigned to the flotilla

U-boat pen Keroman I at Lorient.

U-25 U-26 U-27 U-28 U-29 U-30 U-31
U-32 U-33 U-34 U-35 U-36 U-37 U-38
U-41 U-43 U-44 U-64 U-65 U-66 U-67
U-68 U-103 U-104 U-105 U-106 U-107 U-108
U-109 U-110 U-111 U-116 U-117 U-122 U-123
U-124 U-125 U-126 U-127 U-128 U-129 U-130
U-131 U-153 U-154 U-156 U-157 U-161 U-162
U-168 U-173 U-183 U-184 U-189 U-190 U-191
U-193 U-501 U-502 U-503 U-504 U-505 U-507
U-518 U-519 U-520 U-521 U-522 U-531 U-532
U-534 U-536 U-538 U-545 U-547 U-548 U-801
U-802 U-841 U-842 U-843 U-856 U-858 U-868
U-1223 U-1225 U-1226 U-1227 U-1228


External links

  • – comprehensive website dedicated to U-boat history.

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