Much of this information, the data, the photos etc. comes directly from the veterans, the veterans' organizations and is the most accurate available anywhere..............much of this information is not even known elsewhere.


The 1.U-Bootflottille (1st U-Boat Flotilla) was a front (combat) flotilla first based at Kiel.  The 1st was moved to Brest, France in June 1941 and remained there until the position was lost in September 1944.

Flotillenchefs were:
     Korvettenkapitän Hans Eckermann from January 1940 to October 1940
     Korvettenkapitän Hans Cohausz from October 1940 to February 1942
     Kapitänleutnant Heinz Buchholz from February 1942 to July 1942
     Korvettenkapitän Werner Winter from July 1942 until September 1944

          Hans Eckermann                             Hans Cohausz                       Werner Winter

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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.