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6. Unterseebootsflottille
Uboat Flo6 logo.gif
Active Raised 1938, Dissolved 1939
Re-raised 1941, Finally dissolved 1944
Country Nazi Germany
Branch Kriegsmarine
Type U-boat flottilla
Garrison/HQ Kiel, Danzig, St. Nazaire
Nickname Unterseebootsflottille Hundius
Commanders
Notable
commanders
Korvettenkapitän Werner Hartmann
Korvettenkapitän Georg-Wilhelm Schulz
Kapitänleutnant Carl Emmermann

6. Unterseebootsflottille (also known as Unterseebootsflottille Hundius) was formed in October 1, 1938 in Kiel under the command of Korvettenkapitän Werner Hartmann. It was named in honour of Kapitänleutnant Paul Hundius, a U-boat commander during World War I, that died on September 16, 1918 after his U-boat UB-103 was sunk by depth charges from British steamer Young Crow. The flotilla was disbanded in December 1939.

The flotilla was re-formed as 6. Unterseebootsflottille in July 1941 under the command of Korvettenkapitän Georg-Wilhelm Schulz with her base in Danzig. During the first months it was a training flotilla, but when it moved to St. Nazaire in February 1942 it became a combat flotilla. Its history ended in August 1944 by disbandment, when the last boats left the base for Norway.

Flotilla commanders

Duration Commander
October 1938 – December 1939 Korvettenkapitän Werner Hartmann
September 1941 – November 1943 Korvettenkapitän Georg-Wilhelm Schulz
November 1942 – August 1944 Kapitänleutnant Carl Emmermann

Assigned Boats

At one point in their service history, each of the following boats served with 6th.

  • U-37
  • U-44
  • U-229
  • U-269
  • U-237
  • U-385
  • U-436
  • U-585
  • U-592
  • U-623
  • U-658
  • U-703
  • U-964
  • U-38
  • U-87
  • U-251
  • U-270
  • U-340
  • U-386
  • U-437
  • U-586
  • U-598
  • U-626
  • U-666
  • U-705
  • U-967
  • U-39
  • U-136
  • U-252
  • U-277
  • U-356
  • U-404
  • U-445
  • U-587
  • U-608
  • U-627
  • U-668
  • U-742
  • U-972
  • U-40
  • U-209
  • U-253
  • U-290
  • U-357
  • U-405
  • U-456
  • U-588
  • U-609
  • U-640
  • U-672
  • U-756
  • U-981
  • U-41
  • U-223
  • U-260
  • U-308
  • U-376
  • U-411
  • U-457
  • U-589
  • U-610
  • U-642
  • U-673
  • U-757
  • U-982
  • U-42
  • U-226
  • U-261
  • U-312
  • U-377
  • U-414
  • U-465
  • U-590
  • U-614
  • U-648
  • U-675
  • U-758
  • U-986
  • U-43
  • U-228
  • U-264
  • U-335
  • U-380
  • U-417
  • U-477
  • U-591
  • U-616
  • U-655
  • U-680
  • U-766
  • U-999

References

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