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U-57 Pennant flag

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U-57

Type
IIC

Ordered17 Jun 1937
Laid down14 Sep 1937Deutsche Werke AG, Kiel (werk 256)
Launched3 Sep 1938
Commissioned29 Dec 1938Oblt. Claus Korth
Commanders
29 Dec 1938 -4 Jun 1940 Kptlt. Claus Korth (Knights Cross)
5 Jun 1940 -15 Sep 1940 Oblt. Erich Topp (Knights Cross)
11 Jan 1941 -16 May 1943 Wilhelm Eisele
17 May 1943 -31 Jul 1944 Oblt. Walter Zenker
1 Aug 1944 -May, 1945 Oblt. Peter Kühl
Career
11 patrols
29 Dec 1938-31 Dec 1939 5. Flottille (training)
1 Jan 1940-3 Sep 1940 1. Flottille (active service)
11 Jan 1941-30 Jun 1944 22. Flottille (school boat)
1 Jul 1944-3 May 1945 19. Flottille (school boat)
Successes11 ships sunk, total tonnage 48,053 GRT
1 auxiliary warship sunk, total tonnage 8,240 GRT
2 ships damaged, total tonnage 10,403 GRT
1 ship a total loss, total tonnage 10,191 GRT
Fate
Sank at 0015hrs on 3 Sept, 1940 at Brunsbüttel, in position 53.53N, 09.09E, after an accidental collision with the Norwegian steamship Rona. 6 dead and 19 survivors.

Raised in Sept 1940. Repaired and returned to service on 11 Jan, 1941.

Scuttled on 3 May, 1945 at Kiel.

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