|Ordered||21 Jul 1937|
|Laid down||1 Oct 1938||Deutsche Werke AG, Kiel (werk 259)|
|Launched||1 Jun 1939|
|Commissioned||22 Jul 1939||Oblt. Georg Schewe|
|Successes||3 ships sunk, total tonnage 7,561 GRT|
1 ship damaged, total tonnage 15,434 GRT
Decommissioned on 28 February 1945 at Wilhelmshaven.
Scuttled on 5 May 1945 at Wilhelmshaven, western entrance to Raederschleuse. Wreck broken up.
Attacks on this boat and other events
1 Aug 1940
16.02 hrs, North Sea, East of Scotland: Dutch submarine O-21 (Lt. Cm. J.F. Van Dulm) sighted U-60 (Schnee) en route for Bergen. Thirteen minutes later, O-21 fired two torpedoes from 2000m (2,187 yds), but both missed. U-60 was unaware of the attack. Later that day at 18.00 hrs, O-22 (Lt. Cm. J.W. Ort), patrolling north of her sister ship, also sighted U-60, but the range was too great for an attack. On the evening of the 2nd, U-60 was attacked off Hagesund by German Ju 88 aircraft of KG30 flying from Stavanger, Norway to raid the Orkneys, but the boat suffered no damage.
1 recorded attack on this boat.
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-60 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.
We have 4 emblem entries for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.
Seal with a Tophat
Bird carrying Leaf
Gent with Umbrella
There was another U-60 in World War One
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 5 Jul 1916 and commissioned into the Imperial Navy on 1 Nov 1916. The Naval war in WWI was brought to an end with the Armistice signed on 11 Nov, 1918. Read about SM U 60 during WWI.