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II-A Deutsche Werft (Kiel) 21 August 1935
7 September 1935 M00130 Not sunk
Not sunk Not sunk Not sunk

                    No men lost

Commanders of U-6 include:

Mathes Ludwig KK     U-9 and U-44 KIA aboard U-44
Matz Joachim Oblt zS   4 April 1940 U-59 and U-70  
Schnee Adalbert Oblt zS 4 April 1940   U-60, U-201 and U-2511  
LEIBE HEINRICH KK training   U-38 and U-332  
Michalowski Hans Bernhard KK training   U-62  
Bobst Eberhard KK training   U-597 KIA aboard U-597
Heidel Werner Kplt training   U-7 and U-55 KIA aboard U-55
Brüninghaus   Kplt training   U-148 and U-1059  
Niethmann   Oblt zS training   U--476 and U-3507  
JUST PAUL Kplt training   U-151 and U-546  
Harms Otto Kplt training   U-56, U-121 and U-464  
Peters Georg KK training   U-8, U-11 and U-38  
König A. Oblt zS training      
Heitz Horst Oblt zS training   U-792 and U-1407  

         Schnee             LIEBE (1670-+-1990)               PAUL JUST (206-+-1986)
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           Crew of U-6                U-6 Crew and Instructors

The first Skipper of U-6 was KK Ludwig Mathes but the first combat commander was Joachim Matz.  U-6 was attached to the 1st U-Bootflottille which was then based in Kiel.  She initially patrolled in the Kattegat and off Southern Norway while under command of Matz and probably patrolled the same areas under Schnee.

U-6 was transferred to the 21st U-Bootflottille as a schulboot (school boat) then decommissioned 7 August 1944 and probably cannibalized and her parts used to keep other boats operating.  What was left of her was surrendered to the Allies at the end of the war and broken up for scrap.


During her time in combat, U-6 made no attacks and sank no ships.

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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.