33rd U-boat Flotilla

33rd U-boat Flotilla ("33. Unterseebootsflottille") was a front-line unit of Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine during World War II.

33. Unterseebootsflottille
ActiveSeptember 1944–May 1945
CountryNazi Germany
BranchKriegsmarine
TypeU-boat flotilla
Garrison/HQFlensburg
Commanders
Notable
commanders
Korvkpt. Georg Schewe
Korvkpt. Günter Kuhnke

The flotilla was founded at Flensburg in September 1944 under the command of Korvettenkapitän Georg Schewe, though Korvkpt. Günter Kuhnke took over the command in October 1944.[1]

The flotilla included U-boats that had been based at the French submarine bases captured by the Allied advance during the Normandy Campaign, as well as U-boats operating in the Indian Ocean (the Monsun Gruppe). The flotilla was disbanded in May 1945 after the German surrender.[1]

Flotilla commandersEdit

Assigned U-boatsEdit

Seventy-six U-boats were assigned to this flotilla during its service.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "uboat.net - Boats - Flotillas - 33rd Flotilla". uboat.net. Archived from the original on 3 February 2010. Retrieved 14 February 2010.