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|II-B||Deutsches Werft (Kiel)||18 December 1935|
|18 January 1936||M28451||2 May 1945|
|SUNK BY||LOCATION SUNK||POSITION SUNK|
|her own crew||Wilhelmshaven harbor|
No men lost
Commanders of U-14 include:
|LAST NAME||FIRST NAME||RANK||FROM||TO||OTHER BOATS||COMMENTS|
|Oehrn||Victor||FK||18 Jan 1936|
|Wellner||Horst||Kplt||U-16||KIA aboard U-16|
|Bigalk||Gerhard||Kplt||U-751||KIA aboard U-751|
|Petersen||Klaus||Kplt||Feb 1942||Jun 1942||U-24, U-9 and U-3042|
|Heidtmann||Hans||Kplt||U-2, U-21 and U-559|
|Konenkamp||Jürgen||Kplt||U-375||KIA aboard U-375|
Victor Oehrn Herbert Wolhfarth Gerhard Bigalk Walter Kohntopp
* Walter Kohntopp was accused of not being aggressive enough when he commanded U-995, was busted
from Kapitänleutnant to ordinary seaman and was put on an anti-aircraft gun aboard a minesweeper.
U-14 was initially based at Memel (Klaipeda) when the war broke out and operated in the Baltic. In September 1939, U-14 operated off Scapa Flow and later in September 1939, off the northeast coast of Scotland then back there again in February 1940. Over January and February of 1940, U-14 patrolled off the coast of Holland, then off Norway in April 1940 during the Norway Action.
Wellner claimed sinking two submarines, one on 3 September 1939 and the other on 24 September 1939. No confirmation.
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SHIPS SUNK BY U-14 (Wohlfarth commanding)
|25 Jan 1940||BIARRITZ||Norway||Freighter||1,752 tons|
|15 Feb 1940||SLEIPNER||Denmark||Freighter||1,066 tons|
|16 Feb 1940||RHONE||Denmark||Freighter||1,064 tons|
|16 Feb 1940||OSMED||Sweden||Freighter||1,526 tons|
|16 Feb 1940||LIANA||Sweden||Freighter||1,664 tons|
|7 Mar 1940||VECHT||Netherlands||Freighter||1,965 tons|
|9 Mar 1940||BORTHWICK||England||Freighter||1,097 tons|
|9 Mar 1940||ABBOTSFORD||England||Freighter||1,585 tons|
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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.