26th U-boat Flotilla

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26. Unterseebootsflottille
Active April 1941–May 1945
Country Nazi Germany
Branch Kriegsmarine
Type U-boat flotilla
Garrison/HQ Pillau (1943–1945)
Warnemünde (1945)
Commanders
Notable
commanders
Korvkpt. Hans-Gerrit von Stockhausen
Korvkpt. Karl-Friedrich Merten
Korvkpt. Ernst Bauer

26th U-boat Flotilla ("26. Unterseebootsflottille") was a training flotilla ("Ausbildungsflottille ") of Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine during World War II.

The flotilla was formed at Pillau in April 1941 under the command of Korvettenkapitän Hans-Gerrit von Stockhausen. The flotilla trained newly commissioned U-boats in the firing of torpedoes (Torpedoschiessausbildung), a course which lasted for three to four weeks. In 1945, as the Russians advanced deeper into Eastern Europe, the flotilla relocated to Warnemünde. The flotilla was disbanded in May 1945 when Germany surrendered.[1]

Flotilla commanders[edit]

Assigned U-boats[edit]

Seven U-boats were assigned to this flotilla during its service.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "uboat.net - Boats - Flotillas - 26th Flotilla". uboat.net. Archived from the original on 31 January 2010. Retrieved 13 February 2010.