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German U Boats in Spanish waters in 1937-1939.
U 34 was a German U boat Type VII A, which served with the Ubootwaffe in the Kriegsmarine.
The order for the boat was allocated on March 25, 1935 at the Germania shipyard in Kiel. The keel was laid on September 15, 1935, the launch took place on July 17, 1936 being commisioned under Kplt. Ernst Sobe on September 12, 1936.
The boat was within the framework of the U-Flotilla "Saltzwedel" in Wilhelmshaven as combat ready/front boat. She carried out two secret operations in the Spanish Civil War (Ursula Nov/Dec 1936 and Jagdausflug Jun7Jul 1937) and sank the Spanish Submarine C-3 under Kplt. Harald Grosse on December 12, 1936. From April 1937 to May 1937 she fulfilled maritime surveillance off the Azores and from October 1937 to December 1937 in Spanish and Portuguese waters.
The U boat carried out diving and convoy exercises from April to May 1939 in the Atlantic between Portugal and the Azores.
Sources: KTB U-Bootwaffe. 1923 - 1938. Das Kriegstagebuch der U-Bootwaffe von Roland Berr. http://ktb.ubootwaffe.net/
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