11th U-boat Flotilla
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The 11th Flotilla emblem
ActiveRaised May 1942, Dissolved May 1945
Country Nazi Germany
Branch Kriegsmarine
TypeU-boat flotilla
Garrison/HQBergen, Norway
EngagementsBattle of the Atlantic (1939-1945)
Korvettenkapitän Heinrich Lehmann-Willenbrock

The 11th U-boat Flotilla (German 11. Unterseebootsflottille) was formed on 15 May 1942 in Bergen, Norway. The flotilla operated mainly in the North Sea and against the Russian convoys (JW-, PQ-, QP- and RA series) in the Arctic Sea. The flotilla operated various marks of the Type VII U-boat until September 1944, when it had an influx of some Type IX boats from France. It also was the only flotilla to field the Type XXI U-boat for operational use, but the war ended before U-2511 saw action. The Flotilla was disbanded on 9 May 1945 with the German surrender.

Flotilla commanders

Duration Commander
May 1942 – December 1944 Fregattenkapitän Hans Cohausz
December 1944 – May 1945 Fregattenkapitän Heinrich Lehmann-Willenbrock

External links

  • Helgason, Guðmundur. "The Flotillas – 11th Flotilla". German U-boats of WWII - uboat.net. Retrieved 26 April 2016.
  • "Die Flottillen – 11. Unterseebootsflottille". Uboatnet.de. Archived from the original on 4 February 2012. Retrieved 26 April 2016.