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The 12.U-Bootflottille (12th U-Boat Flotilla) was a front (combat) flotilla based at Bordeaux, France.  The 12th was formed there October 1942 and remained there until the position was lost in August 1944.

The only Flotillenchef was:
     Korvettenkapitän Klaus Scholtz


The 12th was several miles up the Gironde River, making the transit to deep water and safety increasingly difficult as Allied air superiority escalated.  The 12th became the home for the bigger boats such as the Type IX-D2, Type X-B and the Italian boats.

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Many thanks to our friend and Sharkhunters Member since 1987 GEORG HÖGEL for all the conning tower emblems used in our monthly KTB Magazine and also here on the pages of our website.  GEORG was radioman aboard U-30, the first boat into combat, the first to sink a ship (the liner ATHENIA) and the first into an occupied French port.  When that Skipper (Lemp) took command of U-110, GEORG was one of the former crew to transfer to the new boat under Lemp.  After the war, he was Professor of Art at a major German university.