U 20

Turkey,Black Sea

The German uboat U-20 was a type IIB laid down at Germaniwerft in Kiel, and launched in January 1936.  After the outbreak of the war in September 1939, she laid out mines in the North Sea and outside the coast of England. She was transferred to 21.Flotille as a training boat in July 1940, and served as this for the nest two years. In May 1943 she was transferred to 30. Flotille in Constanza in Romania. She did a whole sixteen war patrols during her career, and is credited with of having sunk 15 ships under various commanders.  When the Germans was forced to retreat on the eastern front, the crew was forced to scuttle her outside the coast of Turkey 10. September 1944. The wreck was found in 2008 on a depth of 25 meter outside Karasu in Turkey. Also see the wreck of the uboat U-23.

Former names:
U 20

140,1 x 91,2 x 13,5 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
279 displ ( surfaced )
Kiel ( D ) 1936
Constanta ( RO )

Picture: U2, a type IIA uboat
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Last updated: September 2019