|Born||17 January, 1914||Hagen/Westfalen|
|Died||7 February 2008||Kiel|
02/05/1940 : Ubootskriegsabzeichen 1939
12/04/1941 : Iron Cross 1st class (EK I)
07/08/1943 : Deutsches Kreuz in Gold (113.)
14/11/1943 : Knights Cross (104.)
20/10/1944 : U-Boots-Frontspange in Bronze
01/01/1938 Oberfähnrich (Ing.)
01/04/1938 Leutnant (Ing.) (42.)
01/10/1939 Oberleutnant (Ing.) (42.)
01/12/1942 Kapitänleutnant (Ing.) (1.)
01/12/1944 Korvettenkapitän (Ing.)
|U-17||IIB||LI, 3 patrols||04.39 - 09.40|
|U-69||VIIC||LI, 4 patrols||11.40 - 11.41|
|U-514||IXC||LI, 4 patrols||01.42 - 05.43|
|U-673||VIIC||LI, 1 patrol||06.44 - 10.44|
(LI is an engineering officer, not U-boat commander)
Helmut Rohweder started his naval career in April 1935. Since 1938 he served in the U-boat force, where he became in April 1939 LI of U-17. Later he rode on U-69 and U-514. He got his Knights Cross for some emergency measures to save the damaged U-boat from sinking.
From May 1943 he served as leading engineer in the 12th, 4th and 6th Flotillas. In 1944 he became the LI of U-673 and was on board when the Turmumbau VI was tested on this U-boat.
After this patrol he served in several staff positions to the end of war.
Since 1956 he served in the Bundesmarine also in several staff positions. He left the Navy in March 1972 with a rank of a Kapitän zur See.
Die Ritterkreuzträger der U-Bootwaffe
Band 2. K - Z
Biblio-Verlag, Osnabrück, 1989