Hermann Hesse

Kapitänleutnant (Crew 34)


Successes
1 warship sunk, total tonnage 1,920 tons

Born  10 Mar 1910 Cologne
Died  24 Jun 1943(33)North Atlantic


Kriegsmarine Crew photo

Ranks

8 Apr 1934 Offiziersanwärter
1 Jul 1935 Fähnrich zur See
1 Jan 1937 Oberfähnrich zur See
1 Apr 1937 Leutnant zur See
1 Apr 1939 Oberleutnant zur See
1 Feb 1940 Kapitänleutnant

Decorations

U-boat Commands

U-boatFromTo
U-133 5 Jul 1941 1 Mar 1942   2 patrols (71 days) 
U-194 8 Jan 1943 24 Jun 1943  (+)  1 patrol (13 days) 

Patrol info for Hermann Hesse

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-133 22 Oct 1941  Kiel  26 Nov 1941  St. Nazaire  Patrol 1,36 days
2. U-133 16 Dec 1941  St. Nazaire  26 Dec 1941  Messina  Patrol 2,11 days
3. U-133 28 Dec 1941  Messina  29 Dec 1941  Messina  Patrol 2,2 days
4. U-133 1 Jan 1942  Messina  22 Jan 1942  Salamis  Patrol 2,22 days
5. U-194 12 Jun 1943  Kiel  24 Jun 1943  Sunk  Patrol 3,13 days
3 patrols, 84 days at sea

Ships hit by Hermann Hesse

Date U-boat Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
17 Jan 1942U-133 HMS Gurkha (G 63)1,920brMW-8B
 1,920

1 ship sunk (1,920 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.

Media links


U-Boat Attack Logs

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German U-boat Commanders of World War II

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Naval Officers Under Hitler

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