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The U Boats Type IA of the U Flotille "Saltzwedel".
Operations during the Spanish Civil War.
On July 14, 1937 the U 25 (Korv Kpt Eberhardt Godt; IWO Oblt. z. S. Fritz Frauenheim) sailed from Kiel to carry out her second navigation towards the Spanish coast and also sailed from Wilhelmshaven the U 26 (Krv Kp Werner Hartmann; IWO Oblt z. S. Günther Prien) to carry out her first and only patrol to Spanish waters. Both submersibles performed maritime surveillance tasks on the occasion of the civil war in Spain. This navigation ended on August 29, 1937 when both submersibles returned to Wilhelmshaven.
The U 26 conducted patrolling off the Spanish coast between Pesajas and Cape Finisterre and only occasionally a column of smoke was visible on the horizon. On one occasion off Bilbao the German submersible had a close encounter with two national vessels, the Cruiser "Admiral Cervera" and Destroyer "Belastro" both warships recognized the U 26 about a mile and a half and changed their course.
U Boat Commander. Günther Prien
Sources: KTB U-Bootwaffe. 1923 - 1938. Das Kriegstagebuch der U-Bootwaffe von Roland Berr. http://ktb.ubootwaffe.net/
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