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The 26.U-Bootflottille (26th U-Boat Flotilla) was a training and seatrials flotilla based at Pillau.

Flotillenchefs of the 26th were:
     Korvettenkapitän Hans-Gerrit von Stockhausen from April 1941 until January 1943
     Korvettenkapitän KARL FRIEDERICH MERTEN (23-+-1984) from January to April 1943
     Korvettenkapitän Jasper from April 1943 until July 1944
     Fregettenkapitän Brümmer-Patzig from July 1944 until March 1945

           MERTEN returning from sea

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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.