German submarine U-24 (1936)

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For other ships of the same name, see German submarine U-24.
Career (Nazi Germany)
Name: U-24
Ordered: 2 February 1935
Builder: Germaniawerft, Kiel
Yard number: 554
Laid down: 21 April 1936
Launched: 24 September 1936
Commissioned: 10 October 1936
Fate: Scuttled on 25 August 1944, at Constanza in the Black Sea
General characteristics [1]
Class & type: IIB
Type: Coastal submarine
Displacement: 279 t (275 long tons) surfaced
328 t (323 long tons) submerged
Length: 42.70 m (140 ft 1 in)
Beam: 4.08 m (13 ft 5 in)
Draft: 3.90 m (12 ft 10 in)
Propulsion: 2 × propeller shafts
2 × MWM four-stroke diesel engines, 700 shp (520 kW)
2 × Siemens-Schuckert electric motor, 360 shp (270 kW)
Speed: 13 knots (24 km/h; 15 mph) surfaced
7 knots (13 km/h; 8.1 mph) submerged
Range: 1,800 nautical miles (3,300 km; 2,100 mi) at 12 knots (22 km/h; 14 mph) surfaced
35–43 nmi (65–80 km; 40–49 mi) at 4 knots submerged
Test depth: 80 m (260 ft)
Complement: 3 officers, 22 men
Armament:
Service record
Part of: Kriegsmarine:
1st U-boat Flotilla
3rd U-boat Flotilla
21st U-boat Flotilla
30th U-boat Flotilla
Identification codes: M 24 897
Commanders: Heinz Buchholz
Udo Behrens
Harald Jeppener-Haltenhoff
Udo Heilmann
Dietrich Borchert]]
Helmut Hennig
Hardo Rodler von Roithberg
Klaus Petersen
Clemens Schöler
Dieter Lenzmann
Martin Landt-Hayen
Operations: 20
Victories: One ship sunk for a total of 961 gross register tons (GRT);
five warships sunk for a total of 571 tons;
one ship damaged of 7.661 GRT;
one ship a total loss - 7,886 GRT

German submarine U-24 was a Type IIB U-boat that was in service of Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine during World War II. She was laid down on 21 April 1936 at the F. Krupp Germaniawerft in Kiel with yard number 554, launched on 24 September and commissioned into the Kriegsmarine on 10 October. Oberleutnant zur See Heinz Buchholz took command on 3 July 1937.

Fate[edit]

To serve in the 30th U-boat Flotilla, she was transported overland and via the Danube to the Black Sea. On 25 August 1944, U-24 was scuttled at Konstanza, on the Romanian Black Sea coast to prevent the advancing Soviet forces from capturing it. She was raised by the Soviet Union in early 1945, but sunk as target practice by the Soviet submarine M-120 on 26 May 1947, off Sevastopol (also sunk that same day was the former U-18).

Summary of Raiding Career[edit]

Date Name Nationality Tonnage
(GRT)
Fate[2]
9 November 1939 Carmarthen Coast  United Kingdom 961 Sunk (mine)
31 March 1943 Kreml'  Soviet Union 7,661 Damaged
15 June 1943 BTSC Zashitnik (No 26)  Soviet Union 441 Sunk
30 July 1943 Emba  Soviet Union 7,866 Total loss
22 August 1943 DB-36  Soviet Union 9 Sunk
22 August 1943 DB-37  Soviet Union 9 Sunk
31 October 1943 SKA-38  Soviet Union 56 Sunk
12 May 1944 SKA-0376  Soviet Union 56 Sunk

References[edit]

Notes
Bibliography
  • Busch, Rainer; Röll, Hans-Joachim (1999). Deutsche U-Boot-Verluste von September 1939 bis Mai 1945. Der U-Boot-Krieg (in German) IV (Hamburg, Berlin, Bonn: Mittler). ISBN 3-8132-0514-2. 
  • Gröner, Erich (1985). U-Boote, Hilfskreuzer, Minenschiffe, Netzleger, Sperrbrecher. Die deutschen Kriegsschiffe 1815-1945 (in German) III (Koblenz: Bernard & Graefe). ISBN 3-7637-4802-4. 

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Coordinates: 44°12′N 28°41′E / 44.200°N 28.683°E / 44.200; 28.683