Kapitänleutnant (Crew 36)
1 ship damaged, total tonnage 7,153 GRT
1 warship damaged, total tonnage 1,540 tons
|Born||17 Mar 1918||Göttingen|
|Died||2 Apr 1944||(26)||Arctic Ocean|
|U-235||20 Jan 1943||20 May 1943||No war patrols|
|U-360||20 May 1943||2 Apr 1944 (+)||5 patrols (131 days)|
Crew of 1936
Klaus-Helmuth Becker was one of the Kriegsmarine's famous Olympia Crew. This Crew chose the Olympic rings as their symbol (the 1936 Olympic games were held in Berlin). It was the largest Crew, and produced more U-boat commanders than any other – of the 164 who 'graduated', 140 took command during the war.
Patrol info for Klaus-Helmuth Becker
|1.||U-360||7 Aug 1943||Kiel||10 Aug 1943||Bergen||4 days|
|2.||U-360||12 Aug 1943||Bergen||15 Aug 1943||Narvik||4 days|
|3.||U-360||16 Aug 1943||Narvik||24 Sep 1943||Hammerfest||Patrol 1,||40 days|
|4.||U-360||6 Oct 1943||Hammerfest||19 Nov 1943||Narvik||Patrol 2,||45 days|
|5.||U-360||23 Nov 1943||Narvik||30 Nov 1943||Narvik||Patrol 3,||8 days|
|6.||U-360||27 Dec 1943||Narvik||28 Jan 1944||Hammerfest||Patrol 4,||33 days|
|7.||U-360||30 Jan 1944||Hammerfest||3 Feb 1944||Trondheim||5 days|
|8.||U-360||29 Mar 1944||Trondheim||2 Apr 1944||Sunk||Patrol 5,||5 days|
|5 patrols, 131 days at sea|
Ships hit by Klaus-Helmuth Becker
|Date||U-boat||Name of ship||Tons||Nat.||Convoy|
|25 Jan 1944||U-360||HMS Obdurate (G 39) (d.)||1,540||br||JW-56A|
|26 Jan 1944||U-360||Fort Bellingham (d.)||7,153||br||JW-56A|
2 ships damaged (8,693 tons).
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