13th U-boat Flotilla

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13th U-boat Flotilla
U-995 Marineehrenmal Laboe.jpg
U-995 is the only surviving VIIC/41 submarine, first being used by the Royal Norwegian Navy as HNoMS Kaura; she is now a museum in Germany
Active June 1943 – May 1945
Country  Nazi Germany
Branch War Ensign of Germany 1938-1945.svg Kriegsmarine
Type U-boat flotilla
Garrison/HQ Trondheim, Norway
Engagements

World War II

Commanders
Notable
commanders
Korvettenkapitän Rolf Rüggeberg
Insignia
The 13th Flotilla emblem 13. Unterseebootsflottille.png

The 13th U-boat Flotilla (German 13. Unterseebootsflottille) was a World War II U-Boat unit of Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine stationed in Trondheim, Norway. The emblem of the unit was a cross with a Viking ship in the middle.

History[edit]

In 1941, construction of the DORA 1 submarine base started in Trondheim. Two years later, in June 1943, it was handed over to the flotilla commander, Korvettenkapitän (later Fregattenkapitän) Rolf Rüggeberg. The 13th submarine flotilla was a front line unit, and a total of 55 Type VIIC and VIIC/41 served with it until the end of the war in May 1945.

Vessels[edit]

13th U-boat Flotilla
Number Type Service in 13.
U-212 VIIC June 1, 1943 - October 31, 1943
U-251 VIIC June 1, 1943 - June 30, 1943
U-255 VIIC June 1, 1943 - November 30, 1943
U-277 VIIC November 1, 1943 - May 1, 1944
U-278 VIIC September 1, 1944 - May 8, 1945
U-286 VIIC November 5, 1944 - February 28, 1945
U-288 VIIC February 1, 1944 - April 3, 1944
U-289 VIIC May 1, 1944 - May 31, 1944
U-293 VIIC/41 September 5, 1944 - May 8, 1945
U-294 VIIC/41 November 6, 1944 - February 28, 1945
U-295 VIIC/41 October 1, 1944 - March 31, 1945
U-299 VIIC/41 November 5, 1944 - February 28, 1945
U-302 VIIC June 1, 1943 - October 31, 1943
U-307 VIIC November 1, 1943 - April 29, 1945
U-310 VIIC September 5, 1944 - May 8, 1945
U-312 VIIC September 1, 1944 - May 8, 1945
U-313 VIIC September 15, 1944 - May 8, 1945
U-315 VIIC September 15, 1944 - May 8, 1945
U-318 VIIC/41 November 5, 1944 - February 28, 1945
U-354 VIIC June 1, 1943 - August 24, 1944
U-360 VIIC July 1, 1943 - April 2, 1944
U-362 VIIC March 1, 1944 - September 5, 1944
U-363 VIIC September 15, 1944 - May 8, 1945
U-365 VIIC June 9, 1944 - December 13, 1944
U-366 VIIC March 1, 1944 - March 5, 1944
U-387 VIIC November 1, 1943 - December 9, 1944
U-425 VIIC September 15, 1944 - February 17, 1945
U-427 VIIC November 5, 1944 - February 28, 1945
U-586 VIIC June 1, 1943 - September 30, 1943
U-601 VIIC June 1, 1943 - February 25, 1944
U-622 VIIC June 1, 1943 - July 24, 1943
U-625 VIIC June 1, 1943 - October 31, 1943
U-636 VIIC November 1, 1943 - April 21, 1945
U-639 VIIC June 1, 1943 - August 28, 1943
U-668 VIIC June 1, 1944 - May 8, 1945
U-673 VIIC June 21, 1944 - July 31, 1944
U-703 VIIC June 1, 1943 - September 16, 1944
U-711 VIIC June 1, 1943 - May 4, 1945
U-713 VIIC November 1, 1943 - February 24, 1944
U-716 VIIC October 1, 1944 - March 31, 1945
U-737 VIIC July 1, 1943 - December 19, 1944
U-739 VIIC January 1, 1944 - May 8, 1945
U-742 VIIC June 1, 1944 - July 18, 1944
U-771 VIIC October 1, 1944 - November 11, 1944
U-921 VIIC June 1, 1944 - October 2, 1944
U-956 VIIC October 1, 1944 - May 8, 1945
U-957 VIIC October 1, 1944 - October 21, 1944
U-959 VIIC March 1, 1944 - May 2, 1944
U-965 VIIC October 1, 1944 - March 30, 1945
U-968 VIIC March 1, 1944 - May 8, 1945
U-992 VIIC October 1, 1944 - May 8, 1945
U-994 VIIC November 5, 1944 - May 8, 1945
U-995 VIIC/41 June 1, 1944 - February 28, 1945
U-997 VIIC/41 June 1, 1944 - March 1, 1945
U-1163 VIIC/41 October 1, 1944 - May 8, 1945

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