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TYPE BUILDER LAUNCHED
II-B Deutsches Werft (Kiel) 9 November 1935
     
COMMISSIONED FELDPOST Nr. SUNK
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

    
             Wolfgang Lüth


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)

DATE NAME NATION TYPE GRT
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)

DATE NAME NATION TYPE GRT
2 Feb 1940 ANU  + Estonia Freighter 1,421 tons

+   ANU struck a mine in the field laid down 12 December 1939
 

                  SHIPS SUNK BY U-13 (Schulte commanding)

DATE NAME NATION TYPE GRT
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.

SPECIAL NOTE; MORE INFORMATION - There is much more information on this boat and others in our book "The Rare Types".   CLICK HERE for more information on this boat.

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.