|Ordered||2 Feb 1935|
|Laid down||20 Jul 1935||F. Krupp Germaniawerft AG, Kiel (werk 549)|
|Launched||21 Dec 1935|
|Commissioned||16 Jan 1936||Kptlt. Viktor Schütze (Oak Leaves)|
|Successes||14 ships sunk, total tonnage 35,430 GRT|
1 warship sunk, total tonnage 441 tons
Scuttled at 2230hrs on 11 September 1944 in the Black Sea north of Zonguldak, Turkey, in position 41.34N, 31.50E.
This boat is a dive site7 Feb 2008. The 3 boats, U-19, U-20 and U-23, scuttled in September 1944 off the Turkish coast have been located. They are reported to be in excellent condition. Position (lat, long): 41.31, 31.50
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Attacks on this boat and other events
21 Feb 1940
A British escort depth-charged U-19 off Ronaldsay in the Orkney Isles, causing minor damage.
13 Feb 1943
15.45 hrs, off Gelendzhik, Black Sea: attack by 4 unidentified aircraft. 2 depth charges dropped, causing minor damage. (Sources: Ritschel)
2 recorded attacks on this boat.
General notes on this boat
7 Feb 2008.
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-19 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.
We have 5 emblem entries for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.
Devil riding a Torpedo
Chimneysweep and Dog
There was another U-19 in World War One
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 10 Oct 1912 and commissioned into the Imperial Navy on 6 Jul 1913. The Naval war in WWI was brought to an end with the Armistice signed on 11 Nov, 1918. Read about SM U 19 during WWI.