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|II-B||Deutsches Werft (Kiel)||15 February 1936|
|7 March 1936||M06991||1 February 1940|
|SUNK BY||LOCATION SUNK||POSITION SUNK|
|ILTIS||North Sea||54º 19' N x 04º 47' E|
All hands lost - 23 men
See below for names
Commanders of U-15 include:
|LAST NAME||FIRST NAME||RANK||FROM||TO||OTHER BOATS||COMMENTS|
|von Schmidt||Werner||Kplt||7 Mar 1936||U-12, U-25, U-40 and U-116|
|Bucholz||Horst||Kplt||25 Oct 1939||U-195 and U-177||KIA aboard U-177|
On 5 September 1939, U-15 laid mines off
Flamborough Head (England) then on 17 November she laid a minefield off
Lowestoft. In between these mine-laying operations, U-15
conducted Feindfahrten (war patrols) along the French coast and also in the
English Channel over September and October of 1939.
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U-15 departed Wilhelmshaven on 30 January 1940 with the German torpedoboat ILTIS as her escort. There was an accidental collision between the two vessels resulting in the loss of U-15 and her entire crew.
SHIPS SUNK BY U-15 (Bucholz commanding)
|10 Sep 1939||GOODWOOD||England||Freighter||2,796 tons|
|21 Oct 1939||ORSA||England||Freighter||1,478 tons|
NOTE - Both GOODWOOD and ORSA
ran onto mines planted by U-15 off Flamborough Head on 5 September
SHIPS SUNK BY U-15 (Frahm commanding)
|28 Dec 1939||RESEARCHO||England||Trawler||258 tons|
NOTE - RESEARCHO ran onto a mine in the
field planted by U-15 off Lowestoft on 17 November 1939.
Men lost on U-15
|LAST NAME||FIRST NAME||RANK||LAST NAME||FIRST NAME||RANK|
|Ahrens||Karl||Ober Masch Mt||Becker||Emil||St Obstrm|
|Bienioschek||Wilhelm||Masch Mt||Cornelius||Heinrich||Ober Btsmt|
|Hübner||Karl||Mech Gfr||Johanns||Wilhelm||Mtr Ob Gfr|
|Kähne||Fritz||Mtr Ob Gfr||Kalweit||Max||Funk Ob Gfr|
|Lindstedt||Wilhelm||Masch Gfr||Merk||Theodor||Masch Ob Gfr|
|Micus||Wilhelm||Ober Masch||Panneck||Otto||Mech Mt|
|Roux||Wilhelm||Oblt zS||Sachse||Gerhard||Ober Funk Mt|
|Schmidt||Hartmut||Oblt ING||Söchting||Heinz||Funk Ob Gfr|
|Stölting||Walter||Ober Masch Mt||Thiel||Albert||Mtr Ob Gfr|
|Tünschel||Waldemar||Masch Ob Gfr||Weber||Heinrich||Ober Masch Mt|
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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.