10th U-boat Flotilla

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10th U-boat Flotilla
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The 10th Flotilla emblem
Active 15 January 1942 – 21 October 1944
Country  Nazi Germany
Branch  Kriegsmarine
Garrison/HQ Lorient, France
Engagements

World War II

Commanders
Notable
commanders
Korvettenkapitän Günther Kuhnke

The 10th U-boat Flotilla (German 10. Unterseebootsflottille) was a German U-boat flotilla used for front-line combat purposes during World War II. Founded on 15 January 1942 at Lorient under the command of Korvettenkapitän Günther Kuhnke, eighty U-boats operated with this flotilla before it was dissolved on 21 August 1944, and the remaining U-boats were moved to bases in Norway and Germany.[1] Kuhnke himself took command of U-853, the last U-boat to leave, on 27 August 1944 to sail to Flensburg[2] where he assumed command of 33rd U-boat Flotilla.

U-boats assigned[edit]

and U-D3 and U-D5, two captured Dutch submarines that were operated by the Germans during the time.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Uboatnet:Archiv:10.U-Flottille". uboatnet.de (in German). Retrieved 24 February 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "uboat.net - Boats - Flotillas - 10th Flotilla". uboat.net. Archived from the original on 24 January 2010. Retrieved 24 February 2010. 

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