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 22.U-Bootflottille (22nd U-Boat Flotilla) was a U-Boat school flotilla based at Gotenhafen January 1941 and operated there until the end of the war.  During Operation Barbarossa, the 22nd also operated as a facility for frontboots from June through August 1941.

The Flotillenchefs of the 22st were:
     Korvettenkapitän Wilhelm Ambrosius from January 1941 until January 1944
     Korvettenkapitän Wolfgang Lüth from January 1944 until July 1944
     Korvettenkapitän Heinrich Bleichrodt from July 1944 until the end
               Wolfgang Lüth                              Heinrich Bleichrodt

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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.