27th U-boat Flotilla

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27. Unterseebootsflottille
Active January 1940–March 1945
Country Nazi Germany
Branch Kriegsmarine
Type U-boat flotilla
Garrison/HQ Gotenhafen
Commanders
Notable
commanders
FrgKpt. Werner Hartmann
Korvkpt. Erich Topp
Kptlt. Ernst Bauer

27th U-boat Flotilla ("27. Unterseebootsflottille") was a training flotilla ("Ausbildungsflottille") of Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine during World War II.

The flotilla was founded at Gotenhafen in January 1940 under the command of Korvettenkapitän Ernst Sobe as Taktische Unterseebootsausbildungsflottille ("Tactical U-boat Training Flotilla"), and was redesignated 27. Unterseebootsflottille in June 1940.[1]

This was where new U-boat crews received their tactical training (Taktische Ausbildung Unterseeboote), also taking part in an eight to fifteen day tactical exercise (Taktische Übung), a simulated convoy battle in the Baltic Sea. A U-boat might have to take part in more than one exercise, for example U-109 needed two attempts in the spring of 1941, before being declared combat ready. The flotilla was the last training station for new U-boats. It disbanded in March 1945.[1]

Flotilla commanders[edit]

Assigned U-boats[edit]

One U-boat was assigned to this flotilla during its service.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "uboat.net - Boats - Flotillas". uboat.net. Archived from the original on 9 February 2010. Retrieved 14 February 2010.