8th U-boat Flotilla

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8th U-boat Flotilla
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Active Raised 1941, Dissolved 1945
Country Nazi Germany
Branch Kriegsmarine
Type U-boat flotilla
Garrison/HQ Königsberg, Danzig
Commanders
Notable
commanders
Kapitänleutnant Georg-Wilhelm Schulz

The 8th U-boat Flotilla (German 8. Unterseebootsflottille) was formed in June 1941 in Königsberg under the command of Kapitänleutnant Georg-Wilhelm Schulz, who also at this time commanded the 6th U-boat Flotilla in Danzig. It was primarily a training flotilla but in the last months of the war some flotilla boats were in combat against the Soviet Navy in the Baltic Sea. The flotilla was disbanded in January 1945.

Commanders[edit]

Duration Commander
October 1941 – January 1942 Kapitänleutnant Georg-Wilhelm Schulz
January 1942 – January 1943 Korvettenkapitän Hans Eckermann
January 1943 – March 1943 Kapitän zur See Bruno Mahn (in deputize)
January 1943 – April 1944 Korvettenkapitän Werner von Schmidt
May 1944 – January 1945 Fregattenkapitän Hans Pauckstadt

References[edit]

  • "Uboat.net". The Flotillas – 8th Flotilla. Archived from the original on 4 January 2007. Retrieved 12 February 2007. 
  • "Uboatnet.de". Die Flottillen – 8. Unterseebootsflottille. Archived from the original on 1 January 2007. Retrieved 12 February 2007.