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|II-A||Deutsche Werft (Kiel)||14 August 1935|
|31 August 1935||M28527||19 March 1943|
|SUNK BY||LOCATION SUNK||POSITION SUNK|
|Diving accident||West of Pillau||54º 25'N x 19º 50'E|
21 men lost
(see list below)
Commanders of U-5 include:
|LAST NAME||FIRST NAME||RANK||FROM||TO||OTHER BOATS||COMMENTS|
|Dau||Rolf||KK||31 Aug 1935|
|Friederich||Karl||Oblt z.S.||U-74||KIA aboard U-74|
|Pressel||Karl||Kplt||U-60 and U-951||KIA aboard U-951|
|Mohs||Hans-Dieter||Kplt||U-60 and U-956|
|Glattes||Gerhard||KK||U-39||POW from U-39|
|Kutschmann||Kplt||U-54||KIA aboard U-54|
|LEHMANN-WILLENBROCK||HEINRICH||Kplt||9 March 1940||U-96 and U-256|
|Bothe||Friederich-Wilhelm||Kplt||U-101 and U-447||KIA aboard U-447|
|Rahn||Hermann||Oblt z.S.||KIA aboard U-5|
HEINRICH LEHMANN-WILLENBROCK (120-+-1985)
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U-5 operated in the Kategat and in the North Sea. On 11 April 1940, U-5 engaged a British submarine with no apparent outcome. She was transferred to the 21st U-Bootflottille as a schulboot (school boat).
During her time in combat, U-5 made no attacks and sank no ships.
Men lost on U-5
|LAST NAME||FIRST NAME||RANK||LAST NAME||FIRST NAME||RANK|
|Bremer||Hans||Mech Mt||Bunte||Kurt||Masch Ogfr|
|Dietlen||Hans-Ulrich||Lt ING||Fellersmann||Heinrich||Lt ING|
|Kreikenbaum||Werner||Masch Mt||Leohardt||Karl Heinz||Matrosen|
|Melcher||Martin||Masch Gfr||Müller||Kurt||Mtr Ogfr|
|Pantel||Kurt||Mtr Gfr||Rahn||Hermann||Lt z.S.|
|Schneider||Erwin||Mtr Gfr||Schorer||Helmut||Ober Masch|
|Seib||Karl||Strm Mt||Stieler||Gerhard||Masch Mt|
The boat was lost to a diving
accident in the Bay of Danzig. From the relatively high number of Fähnrich
and Oberfähnrich aboard, it appears that this was an officer training class for
Fähnrich (midshipmen) who would eventually move up to being officers.
Deepest thanks to our friends at the U-Bootskameradschaft Kiel for allowing us to bring their sacred book containing the names of all 28,863 U-Bootfahrer who were lost in action during World War II here to the USA where we carefully copied all the names of the fallen and list them here on our site. Ours is the only website in the world that lists all these names.
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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.