Oberleutnant zur See (Crew 40)
No ships sunk or damaged.
|Born ||10 Jul 1922|| ||Homberg|
|Died ||31 Dec 1996||(74)||Homberg|
|23 Sep 1940||Offiziersanwärter|
|1 Aug 1941||Fähnrich zur See|
|1 Jul 1942||Oberfähnrich zur See|
|1 Jan 1943||Leutnant zur See|
|1 Oct 1944||Oberleutnant zur See|
|U-2329 ||1 Sep 1944 ||8 May 1945 || 1 patrol (16 days) |
Schlott served an officer on the U-703 (Brünner) serving mostly in the Arctic. He then went on to commander training and ended up commanding the U-2329.
Oblt. Heinrich Schlott was one of the youngest U-boat commanders during WWII when he left for his patrol with U-2329 from Stavanger, Norway on 11 April 1945. He was only 22 years old at the time. He brought his boat to Stavanger 16 days later.
After the war
Schlott was very fond of Norway and often took vacations and treks there with his brothers after the war. He studied philosophy and played the piano. He died in his home town at the age of 74 (information from his brother Hans Joachim).
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 Heinrich Schlott
| ||U-boat ||Departure
||Arrival|| || ||
||1 Apr 1945 ||Kiel
||6 Apr 1945 ||Stavanger
|| ||6 days||
||11 Apr 1945 ||Stavanger
||26 Apr 1945 ||Stavanger
||Patrol 1,||16 days||
Ships hit by Heinrich Schlott
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.