, or more commonly U-20
was a German Type IIB U-boat
of the Kriegsmarine
. Her keel was laid down August 1
. She was commissioned on February 1
. During the World War II
, she conducted operations against enemy shipping.
U-20 went on 17 patrols, sinking 16 ships totalling 39,637 tons and damaging one more of 1,846 tons.
On June 26
, 1943, U-20
was attacked with depth charges
in the Black Sea
by a convoy escort. The damage was such that she had to return to base. She was scuttled on September 10
in the Black Sea off the coast of Turkey
On February 3, 2008, The Telegraph reported that U-20 had been discovered by Selçuk Kolay, a Turkish marine engineer, in 80 feet of water off the coast of the Turkish city of Zonguldak.