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 27.U-Bootflottille (27th U-Boat Flotilla) was a training and seatrials flotilla based at Gotenhafen in January 1940.

Flotillenchefs of the 27th were:
     Korvettenkapitän Ernst Sobe from January 1940 until December 1941
     Fregettenkapitän Werner Hartmann from December 1941 until October 1942
     Korvettenkapitän ERICH TOPP (118-+-1985) October 1942 until July 1944
     Kapitänleutnant Ernst Bauer from July 1944 until May 1945

         Ernst Sobe                            Werner Hartmann              TOPP 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.