Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Other U-boat Wrecks in the Black Sea, Part of "Hitler's Lost Fleet"


From Uboat.net.

The U-9 was sunk  20 August 1944 by bombs from Soviet Air Force.  Was raised by Soviets.

U-18 was sunk 20  August 1944 by bombs from Soviet Air Force.  Was raised by Soviets but declared total loss.  Sunk by torpedo from Soviet submarine M-120

U-24 scuttled to prevent capture 25 August 1944.  Raised by Soviets.  Declared total loss.  Sunk by torpedo from Soviet submarine M-120.

U-23 scuttled by crew  10 September 1944.

U-20 scuttled by crew 10 September 1944.

U-19 scuttled by crew 11 September 1944.

This was the patrol area of the  30th Flotilla from October 1942 to October  1944.  All six U-boats were transported overland to the Black Sea.  All of them were lost there.  Four were scuttled by crews to prevent capture by the Soviets.

--GreGen

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