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The conning tower emblems worn by U-2
As a Frontboot Emblem of the Schulflottille
|II-A||Deutsche Werft (Kiel)||1 July 1935|
|25 July 1935||M27610||8 April 1944|
|SUNK BY||LOCATION SUNK||POSITION SUNK|
|H. FROSE (Minesweeper)||West of Pillau||unknown (salved)|
16 men lost - 18 rescued
(see below for names)
The first Skipper of U-2 was Konteradmiral (Rear Admiral, 2 stars) Michahelles from Indienststellung on 25 July. He also served aboard U-35 and U-36. The only combat Skipper was Kapitänleutnant Helmut Rosenbaum (below right) who also commanded U-73 and with that boat, he sank the 23,6000 ton Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS EAGLE seen below left.
After two Feindfahrten (War Patrols) in the North Atlantic under Rosenbaum from 4 April through 15 April 1940 (the Norway Action), U-2 was transferred to the 21st U-Bootflottille based at Pillau as a schulboot (school boat).
When a schulboot, U-2 was assigned to 21. U-Bootflottille based at Pillau.
Other Skippers who trained aboard U-2 include:
Fregettenkapitän HEINRICH LIEBE (1670-+-1990) who also commanded U-38;
Korvettenkapitän HERBERT SCHULTZE (191-+-1986) who also commanded U-48;
Oberleutnant zur See Helmut Herglotz who also commanded U-290 and U-1303;
Kapitänleutnant Hans Heidtmann who also commanded U-14, U-21 and U-559 where he was captured;
Kapitänleutnant Werner Schwaff who also commanded U-333 and U-440 where he was KIA;
Kapitänleutnant Karl Kolzer who also commanded U-1221;
Korvettenkapitän Georg von Willamowitz-Möllendorf who also commanded U-459 where he was KIA;
Oberleutnant zur See Schwartzkopf who also commanded U-21 and U-704.
NOTE - Sharkhunters Member's names appear in bold capital letters followed by their Membership Number..
U-2 was lost in accidental collision with the German minesweeper FROSE, raised and decommissioned.
U-2 successfully completed two Feindfahrten (War Patrols) in the North Sea then transferred to the 21. U-Bootflottille.
During her short time in the war, U-2 made no attacks and sank no ships.
Men lost on U-2
|LAST NAME||FIRST NAME||RANK||LAST NAME||FIRST NAME||RANK|
|Alberg||Horst||Masch Mt||Albrecht||Georg||Funk Gfr|
|Beinhauer||Paul||Lt z S||Derr||Berthold||Mtr Gfr|
|Geschke||Waldemar||Ltg ING||Goldammer||Manfred||Masch Gfr|
|Herfurth||Herbert||Masch Gfr||Hungeling||Gerhard||Bootsmann Mt|
|Icke||Heinz||Mtr Gfr||Ksiesyk||Richard||Masch Mt|
|Meth||Franz||Ob Masch||Schmidt||Dr. Joachim||Oblt z S|
Deepest thanks to our friends at the
U-Bootskameradschaft Kiel for allowing us to bring their sacred book containing
the names of all 28,863 U-Bootfahrer who were lost in action during World War II
here to the USA where we carefully copied all the names of the fallen and list
them here on our site. Ours is the only website in the world that lists
all these names.
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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.