German submarine U-14 (1935)
|Career (Nazi Germany)|
|Ordered:||2 February 1935|
|Builder:||Deutsche Werke, Kiel|
|Laid down:||6 July 1935|
|Launched:||28 December 1935|
|Commissioned:||18 January 1936|
|Fate:||Scuttled on 2 May 1945 at Wilhelmshaven|
|Displacement:||279 Tons surfaced
329 Tons submerged
|Speed:||13 Knots surfaced
7 Knots submerged
|Endurance:||Surfaced 1,800 Miles at 12 Knots
Submerged 43 Miles at 4 Knots
|Armament:||Three fore torpedo tubes with 6 x 21 inch Torpedos and 1 x 20mm AA gun on fore-deck|
3rd U-boat Flotilla
22nd U-boat Flotilla
24th U-boat Flotilla
|Identification codes:||M 28 451|
|Victories:||Nine ships sunk for a total of 12,344 gross register tons (GRT)|
German submarine U-14 was a Type IIB U-boat of Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine during World War II. It served with 3rd U-boat Flotilla from 18 January 1936 to 31 October 1939. U-14 completed six wartime patrols and sank nine ships totalling 12,344 GRT.
Early in the war, on 3 September 1939, U-14 attacked a Polish submarine and claimed to have sunk it. In reality the Polish submarine, ORP Sęp, was not damaged as the torpedo launched by U-14 exploded prematurely.
After serving on six operational patrols, U-14 was used as a training boat and transferred to U-boat training flotillas, serving with the 23rd and 24th U-boat Flotillas until the end of the war. Despite the high casualties suffered by the Unterseebootwaffen (German submarine arm), U-14 suffered no known casualties during the war.
U-14 was scuttled on 2 May 1945 at Wilhelmshaven.
Summary of Raiding Career
|25 January 1940||Biarritz||Norway||1,752||Sunk|
|15 February 1940||Sliepner||Denmark||1,066||Sunk|
|16 February 1940||Liana||Sweden||1,646||Sunk|
|16 February 1940||Osmed||Sweden||1,526||Sunk|
|16 February 1940||Rhone||Denmark||1,064||Sunk|
|7 March 1940||Vecht||Netherlands||1,965||Sunk|
|9 March 1940||Abbotsford||United Kingdom||1,585||Sunk|
|9 March 1940||Akeld||United Kingdom||643||Sunk|
|9 March 1940||Borthwick||United Kingdom||1,097||Sunk|
- Bishop, C. Kriegsmarine U-Boats, 1939-45. Amber Books, 2006.
- uboat.net webpage about U-14
- ubootwaffe.net webpage about U-14
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