Johannes Habekost

Kapitänleutnant (Crew 31)


Successes
8 ships sunk, total tonnage 17,962 GRT
2 auxiliary warships sunk, total tonnage 160 GRT
1 warship damaged, total tonnage 33,950 tons

Born  3 Feb 1907 Berlin-Spandau
Died  11 Mar 1940(33)off Wilhelmshaven


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Ranks

1 Jan 1937 Oberleutnant zur See
1 Aug 1938 Kapitänleutnant

Decorations

U-boat Commands

U-boatFromTo
U-31 8 Nov 1938 11 Mar 1940  (+)  5 patrols (86 days) 

Patrol info for Johannes Habekost

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-31 27 Aug 1939  Memel  2 Sep 1939  Wilhelmshaven  Patrol 1,7 days
2. U-31 9 Sep 1939  Wilhelmshaven  2 Oct 1939  Wilhelmshaven  Patrol 2,24 days
3. U-31 21 Oct 1939  Wilhelmshaven  31 Oct 1939  Wilhelmshaven  Patrol 3,11 days
4. U-31 19 Nov 1939  Wilhelmshaven  11 Dec 1939  Wilhelmshaven  Patrol 4,23 days
5. U-31 15 Jan 1940  Wilhelmshaven  4 Feb 1940  Wilhelmshaven  Patrol 5,21 days
5 patrols, 86 days at sea

Ships hit by Johannes Habekost

Date U-boat Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
16 Sep 1939U-31 Aviemore4,060br
24 Sep 1939U-31 Hazelside4,646br
1 Dec 1939U-31 Arcturus1,277nw
3 Dec 1939U-31 Ove Toft2,135da
4 Dec 1939U-31 Gimle1,271nw
4 Dec 1939U-31 HMS Nelson (28) (d.) [Mine]33,950br
4 Dec 1939U-31 Primula1,024nw
6 Dec 1939U-31 Agu1,575es
6 Dec 1939U-31 Vinga1,974sw
23 Dec 1939U-31 HMS Glen Albyn [Mine]82br
23 Dec 1939U-31 HMS Promotive [Mine]78br
 52,072

10 ships sunk (18,122 tons) and 1 ship damaged (33,950 tons).

Legend
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(d.) means the ship was damaged.
[Mine] indicates the vessel was hit by a mine laid by said U-boat.

Media links


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German U-boat Commanders of World War II

Busch, Rainer and Röll, Hans-Joachim

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