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TYPE BUILDER LAUNCHED
II-A Deutsche Werft (Kiel) 14 August 1935
     
COMMISSIONED FELDPOST Nr. SUNK
31 August 1935 M28527 19 March 1943
     
SUNK BY LOCATION SUNK POSITION SUNK
Diving accident West of Pillau 54º 25'N x 19º 50'E

                    21 men lost
                  
(see list below)

Commanders of U-5 include:

LAST NAME FIRST NAME RANK FROM TO OTHER BOATS COMMENTS
Dau Rolf KK 31 Aug 1935      
Friederich Karl Oblt z.S.     U-74 KIA aboard U-74
Pressel Karl Kplt     U-60 and U-951 KIA aboard U-951
Mohs Hans-Dieter Kplt     U-60 and U-956  
Glattes Gerhard KK     U-39 POW from U-39
Kutschmann   Kplt     U-54 KIA aboard U-54
LEHMANN-WILLENBROCK HEINRICH Kplt 9 March 1940   U-96 and U-256  
Bothe Friederich-Wilhelm Kplt     U-101 and U-447 KIA aboard U-447
Rahn Hermann Oblt z.S.       KIA aboard U-5

       
HEINRICH LEHMANN-WILLENBROCK (120-+-1985)

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U-5 operated in the Kategat and in the North Sea.  On 11 April 1940, U-5 engaged a British submarine with no apparent outcome.  She was transferred to the 21st U-Bootflottille as a schulboot (school boat).

During her time in combat, U-5 made no attacks and sank no ships.

          Men lost on U-5

LAST NAME FIRST NAME RANK LAST NAME FIRST NAME RANK
Bremer Hans Mech Mt Bunte Kurt Masch Ogfr
Dietlen Hans-Ulrich Lt ING Fellersmann Heinrich Lt ING
Fröhlich Hans Masch Ogfr Koebele Alfred Bootsmann
Kreikenbaum Werner Masch Mt Leohardt Karl Heinz Matrosen
Melcher Martin Masch Gfr Müller Kurt Mtr Ogfr
Pantel Kurt Mtr Gfr Rahn Hermann Lt z.S.
Rehkate Friederich Wilhelm Oberfähnrich Schaar Gustav Fähnrich
Schneider Erwin Mtr Gfr Schorer Helmut Ober Masch
Seib Karl Strm Mt Stieler Gerhard Masch Mt
Ude Hermann Oberfähnrich Ulrich Bruno Funkmaat
Walter Adolf Obersteuermann      

The boat was lost to a diving accident in the Bay of Danzig.  From the relatively high number of Fähnrich and Oberfähnrich aboard, it appears that this was an officer training class for Fähnrich (midshipmen) who would eventually move up to being officers.

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.