Kapitänleutnant (Crew 36)
|Born||16 Jan 1916||Stettin|
|Died||1 Nov 2003||(87)||Altenholz, Germany|
|U-19||16 Dec 1941||Feb, 1942||No war patrols|
|U-19||Feb, 1942||18 Apr 1942||No war patrols|
|U-19||28 Dec 1942||2 Dec 1943||6 patrols (144 days)|
|U-883||1 May 1944||1 Oct 1944||No war patrols|
|U-3525||31 Jan 1945||30 Apr 1945||No war patrols|
|U-2343||1 May 1945||5 May 1945||No war patrols|
Hans-Ludwig Gaude joined the Kriegsmarine in 1936, and was part of the Olympia Crew. He served in coastal artillery and minesweepers before joining the U-bootwaffe (U-boat force) in 1941. After serving as 1WO (1st Watch Officer) on U-83 and U-558, he served as a Konfirmand (Commander in training) on U-19 before taking command of her in 1942.
He left U-19 in 1943 to join the Admiral's staff at Black Sea Command, moving to the 27th (Training) Flotilla at Gotenhafen to become a training officer in 1944, with an interval as Baubelehrungs (construction familiarization) Commandant for U-883.
He attended Baubelehrung at Danzig in preparation for commissioning U-3525, a type XXI Elektro U-boat Elektro boat in January 1945, handing her over to Kptlt. Franz Kranich in April.
Kptlt Gaude took over command of a smaller type XXIII elektro boat, U-2343, a training boat with the 4th (Training) Flotilla, eight days before the end of the war, scuttling her in Flensberger Förde (inlet) on 5 May 1945. He then commanded a naval infantry battalion for two days, before being interned and serving in the German Minesweeper Administration until 1947.
Hans-Ludwig Gaude died at Altenholz in Schleswig-Holstein on 1 November 2003 at the age of 87.
(Special thanks to Mr. Fernando Almeida for details on date of death.)
Patrol info for Hans-Ludwig Gaude
|1.||U-19||21 Jan 1943||Konstanza||19 Feb 1943||Konstanza||Patrol 1,||30 days|
|2.||U-19||17 Mar 1943||Konstanza||30 Mar 1943||Konstanza||Patrol 2,||14 days|
|3.||U-19||14 Apr 1943||Konstanza||4 May 1943||Konstanza||Patrol 3,||21 days|
|4.||U-19||10 Jun 1943||Konstanza||11 Jun 1943||Konstanza||Patrol 4,||2 days|
|5.||U-19||16 Jun 1943||Konstanza||7 Jul 1943||Feodosia||Patrol 4,||22 days|
|6.||U-19||8 Jul 1943||Feodosia||10 Jul 1943||Konstanza||Patrol 4,||3 days|
|7.||U-19||25 Jul 1943||Konstanza||16 Aug 1943||Feodosia||Patrol 5,||23 days|
|8.||U-19||18 Aug 1943||Feodosia||24 Aug 1943||Konstanza||Patrol 5,||7 days|
|9.||U-19||11 Nov 1943||Konstanza||2 Dec 1943||Konstanza||Patrol 6,||22 days|
|6 patrols, 144 days at sea|
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.