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U-2 German submarine type IIA 1/400 Mirage 40023

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Brand: Mirage Hobby
Product Code: MIRAGE40023
Date Added: 05.07.2009
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U-2 German type IIA submarine
1/400 WWII military submarine scale plastic model kit
Mirage 40023

Manufacturer: Mirage Hobby (Poland)
Scale: 1/400
Material: Plastic
Paint: Unpainted, Unassembled, Kit do not contain paints and glue.
Condition: New in Box

Unterseeboot 2 or U-2 was a German Type IIA U-boat of the Kriegsmarine. Her keel was laid down February 11, 1935 by Deutsche Werke of Kiel, and she was commissioned July 25, 1935 with Oberleutnant zur See Hermann Michahelles in command.

She had several commanders over her long career. Michahelles was relieved on September 30, 1936, by Kapitänleutant Heinrich Liebe. Liebe turned command over on January 31, 1938, to Oblt. Herbert Schultze. On March 16, 1939, Kptlt. Helmut Rosenbaum assumed command and on July 7, 1940, Oblt. Hans Heidtmann joined Rosenbaum as deputy commander. On August 6, 1940, Georg von Wilamowitz-Moellendorf relieved Rosenbaum and Heidtmann and commanded until October of 1941 when Karl Kölzer took over. On May 16, 1942, Oblt. Werner Schwaff relieved Kölzer, and on November 20, 1942, was relieved by Oblt. Helmut Herglotz. On December 12, 1943, Oblt. Wolfgang Schwarzkopf took over and commanded the boat until she was lost.

She was used as a school boat and trainer for her entire career except for two completely uneventful combat patrols in the spring of 1940.

U-2

Type

IIA

Ordered 2 Feb 1935
Laid down 11 Feb 1935 Deutsche Werke AG, Kiel (werk 237)
Launched 1 Jul 1935
Commissioned 25 Jul 1935 Oblt. Hermann Michahelles
Commanders
25 Jul 1935 - 30 Sep 1936   Hermann Michahelles
1 Oct 1936 - 31 Jan 1938   Kptlt. Heinrich Liebe (Knights Cross)
31 Jan 1938 - 16 Mar 1939   Oblt. Herbert Schultze (Knights Cross)
17 Mar 1939 - 5 Aug 1940   Kptlt. Helmut Rosenbaum (Knights Cross)
7 Jul 1940 - 5 Aug 1940   Oblt. Hans Heidtmann (in deputize) (Knights Cross) -- acting
6 Aug 1940 - Oct, 1941   Georg von Wilamowitz-Möllendorf
Oct, 1941 - 15 May 1942   Karl Kölzer
16 May 1942 - 19 Nov 1942   Oblt. Werner Schwaff
20 Nov 1942 - 12 Dec 1943   Oblt. Helmut Herglotz
13 Dec 1943 - 8 Apr 1944   Oblt. Wolfgang Schwarzkopf
Career 2 patrols 1 Jul 1935 - 1 Aug 1939  U-Bootschulflottille (school boat)
1 Sep 1939 - 1 Feb 1940  U-Bootschulflottille (school boat)
1 Mar 1940 - 1 Apr 1940  U-Bootschulflottille (front boat)
1 May 1940 - 30 Jun 1940  U-Bootschulflottille (school boat)
1 Jul 1940 - 8 Apr 1944  21. Flottille (school boat)
Successes No ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Sank 8 April, 1944 west of Pillau, in position 54.48N, 19.55E, after a collision with the German steam trawler Helmi Söhle.

Raised on 9 April, 1944 and stricken. 17 dead and 18 survivors.

View the 2 war patrols

Attacks on this boat

5 Apr 1940
In the North Sea, the British submarine HMS Unity (N 66) fired two torpedoes at the boat, but missed.

10 Apr 1940
At 18.21 hours, the boat was attacked with a bomb by a Wellington aircraft southwest of Norway. No damages.

2 recorded attacks on this boat.


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