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TYPE BUILDER LAUNCHED
II-B Deutsches Werft (Kiel) 18 December 1935
     
COMMISSIONED FELDPOST Nr. SUNK
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
Wohlfarth Herbert Oblt zS        
Bigalk Gerhard Kplt     U-751 KIA aboard U-751
Purkhold Hubertus Kplt     U-260  
Petersen Klaus Kplt Feb 1942 Jun 1942 U-24, U-9 and U-3042  
Bortfelt   Oblt zS     U-1167  
Heidtmann Hans Kplt     U-2, U-21 and U-559  
Konenkamp Jürgen Kplt     U-375 KIA aboard U-375
Kohntopp  * Walter Kplt     U-995  
Dierke Hans-Joachim Oblt zS        

          
           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)

DATE NAME NATION TYPE GRT
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

              SS ABBOTSFORD

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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.