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Klaus Ewerth was the first commander of U-35, from before commissioning on 03 November 1936 until 06 December 1936.

Ewerth1.jpg (26980 bytes)Klaus Ewerth

schiffsglocke.jpg (114983 bytes)The crew of U-35, probably on 05 December 1936. Klaus Ewerth and Hans-Rudolf Rösing are identifiable, among others. [78]

Kptlt. Hans-Rudolf Rösing took command of U-35, likely on 06 December 1936, for a planned patrol in Spanish waters during early 1937; this patrol was canceled. Instead, a trip to Ponta Delgada in the Azores was undertaken.
He was born on 28 August 1905 in Wilhelmshaven, Germany, and entered the Navy in 1924 (Crew 24).
A much more complete description of his career can be found at http://uboat.net/men/roesing.htm

Hans-Rudolf Rösing [left:14]

 

Kptlt. Hermann Michahelles was born on 11 January 1909, entered the Navy in 1927 (Class of 1927), and became commander of U-2 from 25 July 1935 until 30 September 1936. On 01 October 1936 he was promoted to the rank of Kapitänleutnant. From this date until to 06 December 1936 he was a U-Boat commander for the 2nd U-Flotilla, "Saltzwedel", scheduled to be commander of U-36. Instead, Klaus Ewerth was given command of U-36, Hans-Rudolf Rösing was given command of U-35 for the planned patrol to Spain, and Hermann Michahelles was scheduled to become commander of U-35 after that patrol. After U-35 returned from the Azores on 03 February 1937, he was finally given command of the ship, and served in that capacity until 30 July 1937, when he died in an automobile accident in Haunstetten near Augsburg. [51]
Hermann Michahelles [51]


Oblt. Otto Kretschmer was the Watch Officer of U-35 from 03 November 1936 - 30 July 1937. Upon the death of Kptlt. Hermann Michahelles, Otto Kretschmer became commander of U-35 until 15 August 1937. He continued to serve as Watch Officer of U-35 until 30 September 1937.
He was born on 01 May 1912 in Heidenau, Kreis Liegnitz, Germany, and entered the Navy in 1930 (Crew 30). He died on 05 August 1998.
A much more complete description of his career on U-35 can be found on his web page.
His career after U-35 can be found at http://uboat.net/men/kretschmer.htm
A brief audio clip of his assignment to U-35 can be heard at http://uboat.net/men/interviews/kretschmer_1.ram


Kptlt. Werner Lott was commander of U-35 from 15 August 1937 until 29 November 1939.
He was born on 03 December 1907 in Willenberg, East Prussia. He entered the Navy in 1926 (Crew 26). He was promoted to the rank of Kapitänleutnant (Lietenant Commander) on 01 October 1934 (10th in the class). From September 1936 - 31 March 1937, he was commander of U 21. During April 1937, he participated in ship construction lessons at Germaniawerft, Kiel. From 15 April 1937 to 15 August 1937, he was commander of U-32. [1,3,15]
"I was named as commander of U-35 by Dönitz personally on 15 August 1937. Thereupon I gave up command of U-32 to Paul Büchel" [28]
He received the Iron Cross, second class, in October 1939.
Werner Lott was promoted to the rank of Korvettenkapitän (Commander) on 01 November 1940 while in captivity as a POW in Canada.
He died on 02 May 1997. [1,3,15]
A much more complete description of his career can be found on his web page.

Werner Lott [14]

Werner Lott, on board U-35.

Urbahns01b.jpg (62631 bytes)The crew of U-35 in September 1937 in Kiel. [90]

 


The U-35 crew in Spain. [44]

The crew of U-35 was featured on the front and back covers of "Die Wehrmacht" (25 October 1939) upon return from the first war patrol. [32,33]

Another photograph taken of the U-35 crew. [35]


At the time of capture by the British, the crew of U-35 consisted of the following individuals, as reported by the United Kingdom's Directorate of Naval Staff Duties, Foreign Document Section:
OFFICERS:
Kapt.Ltn. Werner Lott, Commander
Ob.Ltn.z.S. Heinz Erchen, First Watch Officer
Kapt.Ltn.(Ing.)* Gerhard Stamer, Chief Engineer
Ltn.z.S. Hans-Joachim Roters, Second Watch Officer
NONCOMMISSIONED OFFICERS AND SEAMEN:
Stbs.Ob.St.M. Georg Ludwig Hengen
Bts.Mann
Gottlob Wilhelm Fischer
Bts.Mt.
Paul Liebau
Mtr.H.Gfr.
Martin Müller (cook)
Mtr.Ob.Gfr.
Peter Schwarz
Mtr.Ob.Gfr.
Karl Schnute
Mtr.Gfr.
Walter Konradt
Mtr.Gfr.
Martin Johannes Thieme
Mtr.Gfr. Walter Kalabuch
Mtr.Gfr.
Johann van der Pütten
Mechaniker
Wilhelm Janssen
Me.Mt.
Hubert Hirsch
Me.Ob.Gfr.
Heinz Küfner
Me.Ob.Gfr.
Willi Jacob
Me.Ob.Gfr.
Johannes Weigand
Fk.Mt.
Erich Bartold May
Fk.Ob.Gfr. Karl Sommerer
Fk.Ob.Gfr.
Paul Fichte
Fk.Gfr.
Karl Ziegenberg
Ob.Masch.
Heinz Pfeifer
Masch.
Richard Friedrich Lüneburg
Ob.Ma.Mt.
Fritz Pietsch
Ma.Mt.
Peter von der Helm
Ma.Mt.
Gustav Horstkötter
Ma.Mt.
Stefan Döbele
Ma.Mt.
Ernst Weber
Ma.Mt.
Gerhard Oppermann
Ma.H.Gfr.
Helmut Parthum
Ma.H.Gfr.
Karl Schlag
Ma.Ob.Gfr.
Kurt Grosser
Ma.Ob.Gfr.
Theodor Schütt
Ma.Ob.Gfr.
Walter Roloff
Ma.Ob.Gfr.
Gerhard Marx
Ma.Ob.Gfr.
Albert Schrader
Ma.Ob.Gfr.
Siegfried Bruse
Ma.Gfr.
Siegfried Kienast
Ma.Gfr.
Johann Bruckmaier
Ma.Gfr.
Gerhard Freier
Matrose Dr. Karl Rabe (doctor)

* reported by the UK as Oberleutnant (Ing.); he had recently been promoted to Kapitänleutnant.(Ing.)

Crewmembers of U-35 who were not on the final war cruise included:
Hans-Georg von Friedeburg, guest officer, later Admiral.

Oblt. Otto Kretschmer (First Watch Officer, 1936 - 1937)
Kapt.Ltn. Wilhelm Zahn (First Watch Officer, September 1937 - October 1938)
Kapt.Ltn.(Ing.) Kurt Schmidt (Crew 1927, Chief Engineer at commissioning)
Ob.Ltn.z.S. Hans-Bernhard Michalowski (Second Watch Officer, 10.1937 - 10.1938; First Watch Officer 10.1938 - 09.1939)
Ob.Ltn.z.S. Helmut Rosenbaum (Second Watch Officer, 1937)
Dietrich von der Ropp (Watch Officer, early 1937 for the trip to Ponta Delgada)
Ltn.(Ing.) Richard Holstein

Ltn.(Ing.) Friedrich-Hermann Vollmer (Crew 1931, Chief Engineer, 1937 - April 1939)

Ltn.z.S. Jürgen Sander (Second Watch Officer, 10.1938 - 1939)

Ltn.z.S. Hans Jenisch (Second Watch Officer, 9.1937)
Ob.St.M. Willi Dietrich
Ob.St.M.
Walter Arnaschus
Bernhard Rockenfeller
Ernst Wensorra

Otto Wagner
Rudolf Schmidt
Karl-Heinz Schmidt
Wilhelm Strauss
Richard Menzel
Erich Blume
Erich Herrmann
Willi Ensuleit

Franz Nix

Erich Rosemann

Johannes Martin

Erwin Fenzel

Karl Fehr

Heinz Lindemann

Heinz Sandmüller

Gustav Langenbein

Erwin Mai

Felix Seitz

Anton Thimm

Walter Morlock

Helmut Heinz

Ernst König

E. Schulz

Walter Krage
Walter Engler (later U-39, POW)
Otto Tietz

Heinz Ahlers

Hans Trömel

Leiss
Karl Erzfeld
Helmig
Karl Reinecke

Gelmet

Hermann Paulandt

Alfred Hornickel

Josef Gebhardt

Alfred Reitenbach

Wilhelm Ebeling

Erwin Sparfeldt

Wilhelm Seifert

Werner Thun

Helmut-Arthur Findeisen

Jakob Eisenecker

Georg Buchsbaum

Jakob Mumbauer

Otto Hohmann

Bruno Zielinski

Alfred Wernicke

Max Geissler

Gruber

Hermann Oertel

Karl Waack

R. Stach

Johannes Eduard Belusa

Jakob Gödtel

Kurt Schumann

Siegfried Schulz

Otto Hyken

Walter Marhold

 

Guest officers on board U-35 at commissioning included:

Karlgeorg Schuster (SM U-35)

Hans Fechter (SM U-35)

Erwin de Terra (SM U-35)

Wilhelm Johannsen

 

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