Korvettenkapitän (Crew 35)
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|
|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
|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 1942||U-598||Michael Jebsen||2,323||br||TAW-12J|
|14 Aug 1942||U-598||Standella (d.)||6,197||br||TAW-12J|
|14 Aug 1942||U-598||Empire Corporal||6,972||br||TAW-12J|
2 ships sunk (9,295 tons) and 1 ship damaged (6,197 tons).
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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