Gottfried Holtorf

Korvettenkapitän (Crew 35)


Successes
2 ships sunk, total tonnage 9,295 GRT
1 ship damaged, total tonnage 6,197 GRT

Born  21 May 1912 Solfingen
Died  23 Jul 1943(31)off Natal, Brazil


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Ranks

3 Apr 1936 Offiziersanwärter
1 Jul 1936 Fähnrich zur See
10 Sep 1936 Seekadett
1 Apr 1938 Leutnant zur See
1 Jul 1938 Oberfähnrich zur See
1 Oct 1939 Oberleutnant zur See
1 Sep 1942 Kapitänleutnant
1 Jul 1943 Korvettenkapitän

Decorations

U-boat Commands

U-boatFromTo
U-598 27 Nov 1941 23 Jul 1943  (+)  4 patrols (211 days) 

Incorrectly listed as Crew 36 in several sources; per the 1937 Rangliste Holtorf was clearly a member of Crew 35.

Patrol info for Gottfried Holtorf

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-598 7 Jul 1942  Kiel  13 Sep 1942  St. Nazaire  Patrol 1,69 days
2. U-598 26 Dec 1942  St. Nazaire  8 Feb 1943  St. Nazaire  Patrol 2,45 days
3. U-598 6 Mar 1943  St. Nazaire  13 May 1943  St. Nazaire  Patrol 3,69 days
4. U-598 26 Jun 1943  St. Nazaire  23 Jul 1943  Sunk  Patrol 4,28 days
4 patrols, 211 days at sea

Ships hit by Gottfried Holtorf

Date U-boat Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
14 Aug 1942U-598 Michael Jebsen2,323brTAW-12J
14 Aug 1942U-598 Standella (d.)6,197brTAW-12J
14 Aug 1942U-598 Empire Corporal6,972brTAW-12J
 15,492

2 ships sunk (9,295 tons) and 1 ship damaged (6,197 tons).

Legend
We have a picture of this vessel.
(d.) means the ship was damaged.


About ranks and decorations
Ranks shown in italics are our database inserts based on the rank dates of his crew comrades. The officers of each crew would normally have progressed through the lower ranks at the same rate.

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