U-34

CountryGermany
Ship ClassType VII-class Submarine
Builder NameKrupp Germania Werft
Yard Number557
Ordered25 Mar 1935
Laid Down15 Oct 1935
Launched17 Jul 1936
Commissioned12 Sep 1936

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15 Jul 1940 German submarine U-34 sank neutral Greek ship Evdoxia with a G7a torpedo amidships 40 miles southwest of Ireland at 0321 hours; 1 was killed and 22 survived. The torpedo used was the last torpedo aboard U-34. The survivors were later landed at Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom.
17 Jul 1940 German submarine U-34 sank 3,531-ton Greek cargo ship Naftilos (built in 1904 and owned by D. J. Goulandris; en route from San Nicolas for Dublin, Ireland with 5,801 tons of grain) with gunfire south of Ireland at 0110 hours. All 28 abandoned the ship, but 1 of them would later die of wounds suffered during this attack.




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