1st Flotilla

The 1st U-boat flotilla (German 1. Unterseebootsflottille) also known as the Weddigen flotilla, was the first operational U-Boat unit in the Germany Navy (Kriegsmarine). Founded on 27 September 1935 under the command of Fregattenkapitän Karl Dönitz, it was named in honor of Kapitänleutnant Otto Weddigen. Weddigen, a U-boat commander during World War I, died on 18 March 1915 after his submarine U-29 was rammed by the British battleship HMS Dreadnought in the North Sea.

The flotilla at first only consisted of U-9, a Type IIB boat commissioned on 21 August 1935. Later, boats U-1 to U-12 were included in the flotilla, but U-1 to U-6 were only used as training boats and were attached to the U-boat training school in Neustadt. Originally based in Kiel from September 1935-May 1941, it was moved to Brest, France in June 1941. In September 1944, the flotilla was disbanded and its remaining boats were distributed to other flotillas.

1st Flotilla

             
TYPE BOAT# KAPITAN PLAYER STATUS CAREER TONS PATROLS
VllC U-35 RUDOLF BALTZ DANO IN PORT 113,732 2
VllB U-108 KLAUS SCHULTZ COLDSTEEL M I A 246,142 3
VllC U-204 HANS BENKER ARMYMIKE AT SEA 2,803,613 31
VllB U-213 HERBERT KUPPISCH DUCKY AT SEA 1,453,118 30
VIIB U-115 ARNE THOMSEN LEDERHOSEN AT SEA 320,335 10
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