German submarine U-10 (1935)

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For other ships of the same name, see German submarine U-10.
Career (Nazi Germany)
Name: U-10
Ordered: 20 July 1934
Builder: Germaniawerft, Kiel
Yard number: 544
Laid down: 22 April 1935
Launched: 13 August 1935
Commissioned: 9 September 1935
Fate: Stricken 1 August 1944 at Danzig
General characteristics
Type: IIB
Displacement: 279 Tons surfaced
329 Tons submerged
Length: 42.7 m (140 ft)
Beam: 4.1 m (13 ft)
Speed: 13 knots (24 km/h; 15 mph) surfaced
7 knots (13 km/h; 8.1 mph) submerged
Endurance: Surfaced 1,800 Miles at 12 Knots
Submerged 43 Miles at 4 Knots
Crew: 25
Armament: Three fore torpedo tubes with 6 × 21 inch Torpedos and 1 × 2 cm AA gun on fore-deck
Service record
Part of: Kriegsmarine
U-Boat Training Flotilla
1st U-boat Flotilla
3rd U-boat Flotilla
21st U-boat Flotilla
Identification codes: M 04 324
Commanders: Oblt. Heinz Scheringer
Werner Scheer
Kptlt. Heinz Beduhn
Hannes Weingärtner
Kptlt. Hans-Rudolf Rösing
Herbert Sohler]]
Kurt von Gossler
Kptlt. Georg-Wilhelm Schulz
Günther Lorentz
Oblt. Joachim Preuss
Kptlt. Rolf Mützelburg
Kptlt. Wolf-Rüdiger von Rabenau
Oblt. Kurt Ruwiedel
Oblt. Hans Karpf
Oblt. Christian-Brandt Coester
Oblt. Wolfgang Strenger
Oblt. Kurt Ahlers
Operations: Five patrols
Victories: Two ships sunk for a total of 6,356 gross register tons (GRT)

German submarine U-10 was a Type IIB U-boat built before World War II for service in Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine. As she was one of the first batch of boats built following the renunciation of the Treaty of Versailles, she was only capable of coastal and short cruising work. This led to her being reassigned to training duties after the Norwegian campaign of 1940 together with many of her sister boats.

During the war U-10 sank two vessels:

  • The Norwegian 1,819 ton Kvernaas, on 17 February 1940.
  • The Dutch 4,537 ton Ameland, on 18 February 1940.

After almost five years she was stricken on 1 August 1944 at Danzig (now Gdańsk) and broken up.


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Coordinates: 54°24′N 18°42′E / 54.400°N 18.700°E / 54.400; 18.700