11th U-boat Flotilla
|11th U-boat Flotilla|
The 11th Flotilla emblem
|Active||Raised May, 1942, Dissolved May, 1945|
|Engagements||Battle of the Atlantic (1939-1945)|
|Korvettenkapitän Heinrich Lehmann-Willenbrock|
The 11th U-boat Flotilla (German 11. Unterseebootsflottille) was formed on 15 May 1942 in Bergen, Norway. The flotilla operated mainly in the North Sea and against the Russian convoys (JW-, PQ-, QP- and RA series) in the Arctic Sea. The flotilla operated various marks of the Type VII U-boat until September, 1944, when it had an influx of some Type IX boats from France. It also was the only flotilla to field the Type XXI U-boat for operational use, but the war ended before U-2511 saw action. The Flotilla was disbanded on 9 May 1945 with the German surrender.
|May, 1942 – December, 1944||Fregattenkapitän Hans Cohausz|
|December, 1944 – May, 1945||Fregattenkapitän Heinrich Lehmann-Willenbrock|
- Helgason, Guðmundur. "The Flotillas – 11th Flotilla". German U-boats of WWII - uboat.net. Retrieved 26 April 2016.
- "Die Flottillen – 11. Unterseebootsflottille". Uboatnet.de. Retrieved 26 April 2016.
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