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Bundesarchiv_Bild_101II-MW-1032-11A_Lorient_U-37

U-37 Type IX Ordered 29 Jul 1936 Laid down 15 Mar 1937 AG Weser, Bremen (werk 942) Launched 14 May 1938 Commissioned 4 Aug 1938 Kptlt. Heinrich Schuch Commanders 4 Aug 1938 - 24 Sep 1939 Heinrich Schuch 25 Sep 1939 - 6 May 1940 KrvKpt. Werner Hartmann (Knights Cross) 6 May 1940 - 26 Oct 1940 Kptlt. Victor Oehrn (Knights Cross) 26 Oct 1940 - 2 May 1941 Kptlt. Asmus Nicolai Clausen (Knights Cross) 3 May 1941 - 15 Nov 1941 Kptlt. Ulrich Folkers (Knights Cross) 16 Nov 1941 - 30 Jun 1942 Oblt. Gustav-Adolf Janssen 1 Jul 1942 - 3 Jan 1943 Oblt. Albert Lauzemis 4 Jan 1943 - 19 Nov 1943 Hinrich Kelling 20 Nov 1943 - 8 Jan 1944 Oblt. Peter Gerlach 9 Jan 1944 - 21 Dec 1944 Oblt. Wolfgang Seiler 22 Dec 1944 - 8 May 1945 Kptlt. Eberhard von Wenden Career 11 patrols 1 Apr 1938 - 31 Aug 1939 6. Flottille (front boat) 1 Sep 1939 - 31 Dec 1939 6. Flottille (front boat) 1 Jan 1940 - 30 Apr 1941 2. Flottille (front boat) 1 May 1941 - 31 Mar 1942 26. Flottille (school boat) 1 Apr 1942 - 30 Jun 1944 22. Flottille (school boat) 1 Jul 1944 - 3 May 1945 4. Flottille (trial boat)(eb) Successes 53 ships sunk for a total of 200,124 GRT 2 warships sunk for a total of 2,404 tons 1 ship damaged for a total of 9,494 GRT

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