Kapitänleutnant (Crew 37b)
No ships sunk or damaged.
|9 Oct 1937||Offiziersanwärter|
|1 Apr 1939||Fähnrich zur See|
|1 Mar 1940||Oberfähnrich zur See|
|1 May 1940||Leutnant zur See|
|1 Apr 1942||Oberleutnant zur See|
|1 Mar 1944||Kapitänleutnant|
|U-1206 ||Jul, 1944 ||14 Apr 1945 || 1 patrol (9 days) |
Karl-Adolf Schlitt, on his first real patrol in enemy waters, suffered one of the more unusual losses of a U-boat when series of events resulting from improper use of the boats high-tech underwater toilet forced the boat to surface right under enemy aircraft (Brennecke, 2001). More on this on the U-1206 page.
Busch, R. and Röll, H-J. (1999). German U-boat commanders of World War II.
Brennecke, J. (2001). Jäger und Gejagte. Deutsche U- Boote 1939 - 1945
Patrol info for Karl-Adolf Schlitt
| ||U-boat ||Departure
||Arrival|| || ||
||28 Mar 1945 ||Kiel
||30 Mar 1945 ||Horten
|| ||3 days||
||2 Apr 1945 ||Horten
||3 Apr 1945 ||Kristiansand
|| ||2 days||
||6 Apr 1945 ||Kristiansand
||14 Apr 1945 ||Sunk
||Patrol 1,||9 days||
Ships hit by Karl-Adolf Schlitt
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.