(ex Dutch boat O-8)
|Laid down||1914||Canadian Vickers, Montreal, Canada|
|Commissioned *||21 Nov 1940||Krvkpt. Hermann Rigele|
11.40 - 05.41
05.41 - 11.41
11.41 - 12.42
12.42 - 05.43
05.43 - 11.43
|Krvkpt. Hermann Rigele
Kptlt. Friedrich Schäfer
Krvkpt. Franz Venier
Kptlt. Wolfgang Ketelsen
Oblt. Friedrich Weidner
|Career||No patrols||11.40 - 04.41 1st Flotilla (Kiel) trial boat
05.41 - 08.41 3rd Flotilla (Kiel) trial boat
08.41 - 12.41 5th Flotilla (Kiel) trial boat
12.41 - 07.43 U-Abwehrschule (Gotenhafen)
07.43 - 11.43 5th Flotilla (Kiel) school boat
Launched as the British submarine H 6 on 12 May, 1915.
Commissioned at Quebec City, Canada on 10 June, 1915. The boat arrived at Plymouth, UK on 4 Aug 1915 after crossing the Atlantic under her own power.
Interned after running aground at Schiermonnikoog in the Netherlands on 16 Jan, 1916. Purchased by the Dutch government and commissoned as O 8.
Taken over by the German Navy on 14 May, 1940 at Den Helder, Netherlands. Commissioned
as UD-1 on 21 Nov, 1940.
* Commissioned into German service.
* Electro boat Company design No. 602E.
Thanks to J. Perkins for additional data and minor corrections.