10th U-boat Flotilla
The 10th Flotilla emblem
Active15 January 1942 – 21 October 1944
Country Nazi Germany
Branch Kriegsmarine
Garrison/HQLorient, France
EngagementsWorld War II
Korvettenkapitän Günther Kuhnke

The 10th U-boat Flotilla (German 10. Unterseebootsflottille) was a German U-boat flotilla used for front-line combat purposes during World War II. Founded on 15 January 1942 at Lorient under the command of Korvettenkapitän Günther Kuhnke, eighty U-boats operated with this flotilla before it was dissolved on 21 August 1944, and the remaining U-boats were moved to bases in Norway and Germany.[1] Kuhnke himself took command of U-853, the last U-boat to leave, on 27 August 1944 to sail to Flensburg[2] where he assumed command of 33rd U-boat Flotilla.

U-boats assigned

and UD-3 and UD-5, two captured Dutch submarines that were operated by the Germans during the time.[2]


  1. ^ "Uboatnet:Archiv:10.U-Flottille". uboatnet.de (in German). Archived from the original on 19 May 2011. Retrieved 24 February 2010.
  2. ^ a b "uboat.net - Boats - Flotillas - 10th Flotilla". uboat.net. Archived from the original on 24 January 2010. Retrieved 24 February 2010.
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