Hermann Rigele

Fregattenkapitän (Crew kuk 09)


Successes
1 ship sunk, total tonnage 5,041 GRT

Born  16 Sep 1891 Sarajevo, Bosnia
Died  18 Oct 1982(91)


Herman Rigele during WWI

Ranks

1 Sep 1942 Fregattenkapitän

Decorations

U-boat Commands

U-boatFromTo
UD-1 21 Nov 1940 3 May 1941   No war patrols 
UD-3 8 Jun 1941 23 Oct 1943   3 patrols (103 days) 

Fregattenkapitän Hermann Rigele was one of the oldest U-boat commanders of WWII to depart on patrol when he took his boat UD-3 out from Kiel, Germany on 3 Oct 1942. He was 51 year old at the time. He arrived safely in Lorient, France 20 days later. All in all he would command the UD-3 for 3 operational patrols, 103 days at sea.

Hermann Rigele served in the First World War as well. See his WWI page.

Sources

Busch, R. and Röll, H-J. (1999). German U-boat commanders of World War II.
Busch, R. and Röll, H-J. (1997). Der U-Bootkrieg 1939-1945 (Band 2).

Patrol info for Hermann Rigele


 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. UD-3 3 Oct 1942  Kiel  22 Oct 1942  Lorient  Patrol 1,20 days
2. UD-3 3 Nov 1942  Lorient  7 Jan 1943  Lorient  Patrol 2,66 days
3. UD-3 10 Feb 1943  Lorient  26 Feb 1943  Bergen  Patrol 3,17 days
4. UD-3 27 Feb 1943  Bergen  3 Mar 1943  Gotenhafen   5 days
3 patrols, 103 days at sea

Ships hit by Hermann Rigele

Date U-boat Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
26 Nov 1942UD-3 Indra5,041nw
 5,041

1 ship sunk (5,041 tons).

Legend
We have a picture of this vessel.

Media links


German U-boat Commanders of World War II

Busch, Rainer and Röll, Hans-Joachim

Listing of all U-boat commanders