German submarine U-29 (1936)
|Scuttled:||4 May 1945
Wreck broken up
German submarine U-29 was a Type VIIA U-boat
U-boat is the anglicized version of the German word U-Boot , itself an abbreviation of Unterseeboot , and refers to military submarines operated by Germany, particularly in World War I and World War II...
of the German
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The Kriegsmarine was the name of the German Navy during the Nazi regime . It superseded the Kaiserliche Marine of World War I and the post-war Reichsmarine. The Kriegsmarine was one of three official branches of the Wehrmacht, the unified armed forces of Nazi Germany.The Kriegsmarine grew rapidly...
during World War II
World War II
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She was laid down on 2 January 1936 and commissioned on 10 November 1936. During her career U-29 was involved in seven war patrols under the command of Kapitänleutnant Otto Schuhart
Otto Schuhart was a Korvettenkapitän with the Kriegsmarine during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross . The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership...
. She was responsible for the first British
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warship sunk in the war, the aircraft carrier
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, on 17 September 1939. (Three days earlier U-39 had attempted to torpedo , but missed, and was sunk by three British destroyers; two years later crippled Ark Royal with one torpedo, sinking her with the loss of only one life.)
In U-29s entire career she sank 12 ships, totaling , and one warship totaling . At the beginning of 1941 U-29 was attached to 24th U-boat Flotilla as a training submarine and removed from front line duty. U-29 was used for training until April 1944 and as a range boat until her scuttling.
EmblemU-29s emblem was an oak leaf, with an anchor, and a knife or dagger. She also shared this emblem with U-3, U-120, U-747, U-1274 & U-1308
German submarine U-1308
U-1308 was the last Type VII/41 submarine to be laid down, launched and commissioned by the German Kriegsmarine during World War II. The Oberkommando der Marine or OKM, , had decided near the end of World War II to put all of its resources into building newer types of Unterseeboot, such as the...
- List of German U-boats
- List of shipwrecks in 1945