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6th U-boat Flotilla

6th U-boat Flotilla
Active October 1938–December 1939
July 1941–August 1944
Country Nazi Germany
Branch Kriegsmarine
Type U-boat flotilla
Garrison/HQ Kiel, Danzig, St. Nazaire
Nickname(s) Hundius Flotilla
Commanders
Notable
commanders
Korvettenkapitän Werner Hartmann
Korvettenkapitän Georg-Wilhelm Schulz
Kapitänleutnant Carl Emmermann

The 6th U-boat Flotilla (German 6. Unterseebootsflottille), also known as Hundius Flotilla, was a front-line unit of Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine before and during World War II.

Formed on 1 October 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 16 September 1918 after his U-boat SM 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 "6th U-boat Flotilla" in July 1941 under the command of Korvettenkapitän 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. It was disbanded in August 1944, when the last boats left the base for Norway.

Flotilla commanders

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

Assigned U-boats

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

References


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