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The first boat to reach St Nazaire was U-46 (commanded by ObltzS Engelbert Endrass), on 21 September 1940, on a reconnaissance visit from Lorient. The rest of the flotilla continued to use Kiel until February 1941, as the French port lacked the support and storage facilities needed by both boats and crew. Fortunately for the flotilla, the relatively low level of the U-boat war during late 1940 meant that there was little need for the repair facilities which would have to be dismantled at Kiel, then moved west.
The story goes that Hans-JUrgen Auffermann did not know what the official picture looked like and copied one from a packet of French cheese to produce the famous laughing cow. This became better-known than U-69's original emblem, which is seen in this picture. Below: Later, when Hans-JUrgen Auffermann became commander of the new U-514, he took the emblem with him to the 10th V-Flotilla in Lorient. This page from the 5th V-Flotilla's guest book indicated that U-514 set out with the laughing cow emblem right from the start.
It was fast Allied vessels sunk: 0 becoming a different kind of war, where Fate: Sunk on 24 June 1943 (no survivors) technology was becoming increasingly U-650 (Type VIIC) important. Builder: Blohm & Voss, Hamburg It was not until March that serious Commissioned: 26 November 1942 Operational in flotilla: 1 May 1943 wolfpack attacks were attempted against First commander: ObltzS Ernst von Witzendorff convoys. 121, transfer: ObltzS Rudolf Zorn sinking 12 ships. 122. 122 on 17 March. Although U-435 was not officially a 7th Flotilla boat, she was attached to the flotilla as a temporary secondment.