29th U-boat Flotilla

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29. Unterseebootsflottille
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Active Raised 1941, Dissolved 1944
Country Nazi Germany
Branch Kriegsmarine
Type U-boat flottilla
Garrison/HQ La Spezia
Commanders
Notable
commanders
Korvettenkapitän Fritz Frauenheim, Korvettenkapitän Gunter Jahn

29th U-boat Flotilla ("29. Unterseebootsflottille") was formed in December 1941 in La Spezia in Italy under the command of Korvettenkapitän Franz Becker. The flotilla operated mostly various marks of the Type VII U-boat and it concentrated its efforts mainly in the Mediterranean Sea, against convoys. In August 1943, the flotilla moved to Toulon, but did also have u-boats in Marseille and Salamis. The flotilla was disbanded in September 1944, when U-407 was sunk on September 19 and the two last flotilla boats U-565 and U-596 were scuttled in Salamis.

Flotilla commanders[edit]

Duration Commander
December 1941 – May 1942 Korvettenkapitän Franz Becker
May 1942 – July 1943 Korvettenkapitän Fritz Frauenheim
August 1943 – September 1944 Korvettenkapitän Gunter Jahn

U-boats assigned to the flotilla[edit]

U-73 U-74 U-77 U-81 U-83 U-97 U-205
U-223 U-230 U-301 U-303 U-331 U-343 U-371
U-372 U-374 U-375 U-380 U-407 U-409 U-410
U-414 U-421 U-431 U-443 U-450 U-453 U-455
U-458 U-466 U-471 U-557 U-559 U-562 U-565
U-568 U-573 U-577 U-586 U-593 U-596 U-602
U-605 U-616 U-617 U-642 U-652 U-660 U-755
U-952 U-967 U-969

References[edit]

  • "Uboat.net". The Flotillas – 29th Flotilla. Retrieved 12 February 2007. 
  • "Uboatnet.de". Die Flottillen – 29. Unterseebootsflottille. Archived from the original on 2 January 2007. Retrieved 12 February 2007.