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Career (Nazi Germany)
Name: U-5
Ordered: February 2, 1935
Builder: Deutsche Werke, Kiel, yard 240
Laid down: February 11, 1935
Launched: August 14, 1935
Commissioned: August 31, 1935
Fate: Sunk March 19, 1943 west of Pillau. 21 dead and 16 survivors.
Class and type: Type II U-boat
Service record
Part of: Kriegsmarine:
21. Unterseebootsflottille
Identification codes: M 27 527
Commanders: Rolf Dau
Gerhard Glattes
Günter Kutschmann
Heinrich Lehmann-Willenbrock
Herbert Opitz
Friedrich Bothe
Karl Friederich
Hans-Dieter Mohs
Kurt Pressel
Hermann Rahn
Alfred Radermacher
Operations: 2
Victories: No ships sunk or damaged

German submarine U-5 was a Type IIA U-boat of the German Kriegsmarine, commissioned August 31, 1935, under Oberleutnant zur See Rolf Dau.

U-5 served mostly as a training boat from 1935 to 1940, but did see two wartime patrols in 1940. She was transferred to the 21. Unterseebootsflottille on July 1, 1940.

U-5 sank March 19, 1943 in a diving accident west of Pillau. 16 of the 37-man crew survived.


  • Sharpe, Peter, U-Boat Fact File, Midland Publishing, Great Britain: 1998. ISBN 1-85780-072-9.

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Coordinates: 54°40′N 19°45′E / 54.667°N 19.75°E / 54.667; 19.75



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