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Coat of Arms Animals of the 9. SFltl

 

The Flotilla was formed on 01. 04.1943. The commander of the flotilla was Kptlt. Götz Freiherr von Mirbach.

Since the flotilla had no own boats the training was carried out in the Baltic with boats of the School-Flotilla. Six new boats planned for the 9. Sfltl were sold to Spain.

The boats carried the coat of arms of the 9. SFltl on the quarterdeck on both sides under the scull-bridge. The coat of arms of the boat was displayed on either side of the scull-bridge.

According to the eight animals as intarsia on the smoker's table of Oblt.z.S. Günter Rabe (S 130) the boats carried owl, raven, sea-lion, ape, bear, scorpio, bat and shark as coat of arms.  The other symbols are standing for the medical service, the communications service, and the engineering service of the flotilla. James Foster Tent writes in his „E-Boat Alert“,  that Oblt.z.S. Rabe (S 130) had the raven, Oblt.z.S. Schirren (S 145) teh sea lion and Oblt.z.S. Behr (S 150) the bear as coat of arms. He also writes that the flotilla had the animals owl, ape and scorpio as coat of arms. Bat and shark are not mentioned.

Smoker's Table of Oblt.z.S. Günter Rabe on S 130 – Picture: Archives 7. SGschw  

 

Animal S 147 - Monkey Animal of S 150/S 175 - Bear
Animal S 146/S 206 - Owl Animal S 144/S 167/S 207 - Bat
Animal S 168 - Shark Animal of S 130 - Raven
Animal S 145/S 207 - Sea Lion Animal S 128/S 167/S 214 - Scorpio

 

 On 15.11.1943 the flotilla consisted of the following boats:  

Boat

Commanding Officer

Animal

Where-Abouts

S 128 Lt.z.S. Georg Hager Scorpio 03.02.44 scuttled in the Channel

S 130

Oblt.z.s. Günter Rabe

Rave n

08.05.45 BR war loot

S 144

Lt.z.S. Rudolf Beck

Bat

14.06.44 hit by bomb at  Le Havre

S 145

Oblt.z.S. Hans Schirren

Sea-Lion

15.09.44 scuttled at Brest

S 146

Kptlt. Ulrich Roeder

Owl

14.06.44 hit by bomb at Le Havre

S 147 Lt.z.S. Theenhausen Monkey 25.04.44 sinked in Channel

   On 18.11.1943 the 9. SFltl arrives at the western front with four boats ("S 130", "S 144,", "S 145", and "S 146"), "S 128" and "S 147" came later.

Early June  1944 the flotilla was consisting of 8 boats:  

Boat

Commanding Officer

Animal

Where-Abouts

S 130

Oblt.z.s. Günter Rabe

Raven

08.05.45 BR war loot

S 144

Lt.z.S. Rudolf Beck

Bat

14.06.44 hit by bomb at Le Havre

S 145

Oblt.z.S. Hans Schirren

Sea-Lion

15.09.44 scuttled at Brest

S 146

Kptlt. Ulrich Roeder

Owl

14.06.44 hit by bomb at Le Havre

S 150

Oblt.z.S. Franz Behr

Bear

14.06.44 hit by bomb at Le Havre

S 167

Lt.z.S. Georg Hager

Scorpio

22.02.45 Hoofden upon ramming

S 168

Oblt.z.S. d.R. Rau

Shark

08.05.45 BR war loot

S 175

Oblt.z.S. Franz Behr *)

Bear

08.05.45 UdSSR war loot

*) after loss of "S 150"

On 14.06.1944 the flotilla lost three boats during the bomb raid on Le Havre ("S 144", "S 146", and "S 150"), on 15.06.1944 "S 145" was scuttled in Brest after a hit by bombs.  

Reconstructed Markings of "S 130" (Oblt.z.S. Rabe) - Picture: Förderverein

 

 "S 150" with broken-off Front End and "Bear" on the Scull-Bridge – Picture: Archives R. Mundt

"S 145" at High Speed with "Sea Lion" on the Scull-Bridge – Picture: Archives O. Erlandsson

"S 144" after Salvage by the USN; no Coat of Arms visible – Picture: US National Archives, College Park, Maryland, USA

"S 206" with other Surrendered Boats in the Former 3. Entrance Wilhelmshaven with the "Owl" on the Scull-Bridge - Picture: BfZ

On 15.01.1945 the flotilla consisted of 8 boats:  

Boat

Commanding Officer

Animal

Where-Abouts

S 112

Lt.z.S. d.R. Nikelowski *)

?

08.05.45 FR war loot in Lorient

S 130

Oblt.z.S. Günter Rabe

Raven

08.05.45 BR war loot

S 167

StObStrm. Seifert

Bat

22.02.45 Hoofden upon ramming

S 168

Oblt.z.S. d.R. Dau

Shark

08.05.45 BR war loot

S 175

Oblt.z.S. Franz Behr

Bear

08.05.45 UdSSR war loot

S 206

Kptlt. Ulrich Roeder

Owl

08.05.45 USA war loot

S 207

Oblt.z.S. Hans Schirren

Sea Lion

08.05.45 BR war loot

S 214 Oblt.z.S. Rudolf Beck   Scorpio  08.05.45 UdSSR war loot

On the day of the German capitulation, 08.05.1945, the flotilla still consisted of the following boats:

Boat

Commanding Officer

Animal

Where-Abouts

S 112

Lt.z.S. d.R. Nikelowski   *)

?

08.05.45 FR war loot in Lorient

S 130

Oblt.z.S. Günter Rabe

Raven

08.05.45 BR war loot

S 168

Oblt.z.S. d.R. Dau

Shark

08.05.45 BR war loot

S 175

Oblt.z.S. Franz Behr

Bear

08.05.45 UdSSR war loot

S 206

Kptlt. Ulrich Roeder

Owl

08.05.45 USA war loot

S 207

Oblt.z.S. Hans Schirren

Sea Lion

08.05.45 BR war loot

S 214

Oblt.z.S. Georg Hager

Scorpio

08.05.45 UdSSR war loot

S 227 ObStrm. Becker Bat 08.05.45 UdSSR war loot

 *) Boat "S 112" (Lt.z.S. d.R. Nikelowski), aKB on the Channel-Islands, was counted to the 9. SFltl without having been integrated into the flotilla.

Which animal was shown by "S 227" is not known, probably "Bat".