Volker Simmermacher

Kapitänleutnant (Crew 37a)


Successes
2 ships damaged, total tonnage 7,324 GRT
1 auxiliary warship damaged, total tonnage 8,246 GRT

Born  1 Feb 1919 Strasbourg
Died  27 Aug 1999(80)Bad Kreuznach, Germany


Kriegsmarine Crew photo

Ranks

3 Apr 1937 Offiziersanwärter
21 Sep 1937 Seekadett
1 May 1938 Fähnrich zur See
1 Jul 1939 Oberfähnrich zur See
1 Aug 1939 Leutnant zur See
1 Sep 1941 Oberleutnant zur See
1 Apr 1944 Kapitänleutnant

Decorations

U-boat Commands

U-boatFromTo
U-107 Jul, 1943 Aug, 1944   3 patrols (197 days) 
U-3013 22 Nov 1944 3 May 1945   No war patrols 

Special thanks to Mr. Fernando Almeida for details on date of death.

Patrol info for Volker Simmermacher


 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-107 28 Jul 1943  Lorient  3 Oct 1943  Lorient  Patrol 1,68 days
2. U-107 10 Nov 1943  Lorient  12 Nov 1943  St. Nazaire   3 days
3. U-107 16 Nov 1943  St. Nazaire  8 Jan 1944  Lorient  Patrol 2,54 days
4. U-107 30 Apr 1944  Lorient  2 May 1944  Lorient   3 days
5. U-107 10 May 1944  Lorient  23 Jul 1944  Lorient  Patrol 3,75 days
3 patrols, 197 days at sea

Ships hit by Volker Simmermacher

Date U-boat Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
28 Aug 1943U-107 Albert Gallatin (d.)7,176am
11 Sep 1943U-107 USS Rapidan (AO 18) (d.) [Mine]8,246amNG-385
 
13 Jun 1944U-107 Lark (d.)148am
 15,570

3 ships damaged (15,570 tons).

Legend
We have a picture of this vessel.
(d.) means the ship was damaged.
[Mine] indicates the vessel was hit by a mine laid by said U-boat.


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