|Ordered||1 Apr 1935|
|Laid down||2 Dec 1935||AG Weser, Bremen (werk 909)|
|Launched||14 Jul 1936|
|Commissioned||12 Sep 1936||Kptlt. Wilhelm Ambrosius|
|Successes||11 ships sunk, total tonnage 42,252 GRT|
1 auxiliary warship sunk, total tonnage 4,443 GRT
2 ships damaged, total tonnage 10,067 GRT
1 ship a total loss, total tonnage 9,577 GRT
Sank on 17 March 1944 at Neustadt U-boat pier, in position 54.07N, 10.50E, in an accident. Raised in March 1944 and used as instructional boat after being decommissioned in April 1944. Stricken on 4 August 1944.
U-28 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
Prien (12 Jun 1940 - 17 Jun 1940)
Attacks on this boat and other events
13 Nov 1940
U-28 encountered an enemy submarine in the North Atlantic. Two detonations were heard astern as the enemy sub apparently made an unsuccessful attack.
1 recorded attack on this boat.
Men lost from the boat
10 Nov 1940
On U-28, Maschinengefreiter Sachse was severely scalded.
Related: For more info on such losses see - Men lost from U-boats -
We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.
There was another U-28 in World War One
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 30 Aug 1913 and commissioned into the Imperial Navy on 26 Jun 1914. The Naval war in WWI was brought to an end with the Armistice signed on 11 Nov, 1918. Read about SM U 28 during WWI.