(ex Dutch submarine O 25)
|Type||O 21-27||Dutch design|
|Laid down||1938||Wilton-Fyenoord, Netherlands|
|Commissioned *||8 June 1941||Kptlt. Hermann Rigele|
06.41 - 10.43
10.43 - 10.44
|Krvkpt. Hermann Rigele
Kptlt. Joachim Seeger
|Career||3 patrols||06.41 - 07.41 3rd Flotilla (Kiel) trial boat
07.41 - 08.41 5th Flotilla (Kiel) school boat
08.41 - 09.42 2nd Flotilla (Lorient) front boat
10.42 - 02.43 10th Flotilla (Lorient) front boat
03.43 - 10.44 U-Abwehrschule (Bergen)
|Successes||Sank the Norwegian ship Indra on 26 Nov, 1942 (5,041 tons)|
Launched 1 May, 1940 as the Dutch submarine O 25, taken over by the German Navy on 14 May, 1940
at the shipyard in Schiedam. Built under German command ready and commisioned on 8 Jun, 1941.
Taken out of service on 13 Oct, 1944. Scuttled at Kiel on 3 May, 1945. Wreck broken up.
* Commissioned into German service.
The O 21 - 27 Class was a 1937 Dutch Navy design. They were 949tons on the surface (slightly lighter than the German type IX), had eight torpedo tubes and carried 14 torpedoes. Range was about 7100 nautical miles on the surface at 10 knots. They had a crew of about 44 men. All of the boats were fitted with a Schnorchel, years before the Germans implemented it.