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|II-B||Deutsches Werft (Kiel)||9 November 1935|
|30 November 1935||M15421||31 May 1940|
|SUNK BY||LOCATION SUNK||POSITION SUNK|
|HMS WESTON (L-72)||off London||52º 27' N x 02º 02' E|
No men lost - all captured
Commanders of U-13 include:
|LAST NAME||FIRST NAME||RANK||FROM||TO||OTHER BOATS||COMMENTS|
|von Stockhausen||Hans Gerritt||KK||30 Nov 1935||U-65|
|Lüth||Wolfgang||FK||U-9, U-138, U-43 and U-181|
|Daublesky von Eichain||Karl||Kplt||Sept 1939||10 Nov 1939|
|Scheringer||Heinz||Kplt||10 Nov 1939||30 Dec 1939||U-10 and U-26|
|Schulte||Max||Oblt zS||30 Dec 1939||31 May 1940||POW from U-13|
U-13 had several Feindfahrten (war patrols) off the northeast coast of Scotland from September 1939 through April of 1940, including one mine-laying mission off Orfordness, England on 4 September 1939 and in the Firth of Tay on 12 December 1939. another war patrol was taken in the area of the Orkney Islands in April 1940.
On 12 September 1939, U-13 rescued the crew of a downed German aircraft in the North Sea.
SHIPS SUNK BY U-13 (Daublesky commanding)
|10 Sep 1939||MAGDAPUR *||England||Freighter||8,641 tons|
|16 Sep 1939||CITY OF PARIS **||England||Freighter||10,902 tons|
|24 Sep 1939||PHRYNE ***||France||Freighter||2,660 tons|
|30 Oct 1939||CAIRNMONA||England||Freighter||4,666 tons|
|MAGDAPUR||the end of MAGDAPUR||CAIRNMONA|
MAGDAPUR struck a mine in the field laid down on 4 September 1939
** CITY OF PARIS struck a mine in the field laid down 4 September 1939; was damaged, not sunk.
*** PHRYNE struck a mine in the field laid down on 4 September 1939
SHIPS SUNK BY U-13 (Scheringer commanding)
|2 Feb 1940||ANU +||Estonia||Freighter||1,421 tons|
struck a mine in the field laid down 12 December 1939
SHIPS SUNK BY U-13 (Schulte commanding)
|20 Jan 1940||unknown X||unknown||unknown||unknown|
|31 Jan 1940||START||Norway||Freighter||1,168 tons|
|1 Feb 1940||FRAM||Sweden||Freighter||2,491 tons|
|16 April 1940||unknown XX||England||destroyer||unknown|
|17 Apr 1940||SWAINBY||England||Freighter||4,935 tons|
|26 Apr 1940||unknown XXX||unknown||Freighter||4,000 tons|
X Claimed a
4,000 ton steamer damaged by torpedo - no confirmation
XX Claimed damage to an un-named destroyer of 1,870 tons - no confirmation
XXX Schulte saw one hit on the bow of a freighter of approximately 4,000 tons which blew off
the forecastle. The ship sank in less than one minute. No name was learned for this ship.
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Additionally, on 28 April 1940 U-13 (Schulte) damaged the 6,999 ton British tanker SCOTTISH AMERICAN.
tanker SCOTTISH AMERICAN
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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.