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The 23.U-Bootflottille (23rd U-Boat Flotilla) began as a Frontflotilla (combat flotilla) based at Salamis from September 1941 until May 1942.

The only Flotillenchef of the 23rd in Salamis was:
     Korvettenkapitän (Ing.) Hering

The 23rd was reconstructed in August 1943 at Danzig as an ausbildungsflottille (training flotilla) and remained there until March 1945.

The only Flotillenchef of the 23rd in Danzig was:
     Korvettenkapitän OTTO von BÜLOW (305-+-1987)

    Official photo on receiving his Oak Leaf     He and his Obersteuermann enjoy cigars on returning to homeport

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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.