Rolf Borchers

Kapitänleutnant (Crew 33)


Successes
1 ship sunk, total tonnage 7,134 GRT

Born  1 Nov 1913 Stettin
Died  11 Oct 1988(74)


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Ranks

1 Apr 1933 Offiziersanwärter
1 Jul 1934 Fähnrich zur See
1 Apr 1936 Oberfähnrich zur See
1 Oct 1936 Leutnant zur See
1 Jun 1938 Oberleutnant zur See
1 Apr 1941 Kapitänleutnant

Decorations

Apr 1940 Iron Cross 2nd Class
28 Oct 1941 Fleet War Badge
11 Mar 1943 U-boat War Badge 1939
1943-05-01 Iron Cross 1st Class

U-boat Commands

U-boatFromTo
U-149 1 Dec 1941 31 Jul 1942   No war patrols 
U-226 1 Aug 1942 26 Jul 1943   2 patrols (108 days) 
U-276 20 Oct 1943 18 Jul 1944   3 patrols (49 days) 
U-2515 Jul, 1944 Sep, 1944   No war patrols (Baubelehrung CO)

Patrol info for Rolf Borchers


 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-226 31 Dec 1942  Kiel  10 Mar 1943  Lorient  Patrol 1,70 days
2. U-226 10 Apr 1943  Lorient  17 May 1943  St. Nazaire  Patrol 2,38 days
3. U-276 28 Feb 1944  Kiel  2 Mar 1944  Bergen   4 days
4. U-276 13 Mar 1944  Bergen  16 Mar 1944  Trondheim   4 days
5. U-276 22 Mar 1944  Trondheim  6 Apr 1944  Trondheim  Patrol 3,16 days
6. U-276 18 Apr 1944  Trondheim  2 May 1944  Trondheim  Patrol 4,15 days
7. U-276 24 May 1944  Trondheim  25 May 1944  Trondheim   2 days
8. U-276 28 May 1944  Trondheim  31 May 1944  Stavanger   4 days
9. U-276 8 Jun 1944  Stavanger  25 Jun 1944  Stavanger  Patrol 5,18 days
10. U-276 28 Jun 1944  Stavanger  28 Jun 1944  Bergen   1 days
11. U-276 1 Jul 1944  Bergen  6 Jul 1944  Kiel   6 days
5 patrols, 157 days at sea

Ships hit by Rolf Borchers

Date U-boat Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
18 Apr 1943U-226 Fort Rampart7,134brHX-233
 7,134

1 ship sunk (7,134 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


German U-boat Commanders of World War II

Busch, Rainer and Röll, Hans-Joachim

Listing of all U-boat commanders