Karl Brandenburg

Fregattenkapitän (Crew 24)


Successes
2 ships sunk, total tonnage 15,593 GRT
1 ship damaged, total tonnage 8,939 GRT

Born  25 Jul 1906 Tribsees, Pomerania
Died  16 Sep 1942(36)Barents Sea


Ranks

31 Mar 1924 Offiziersanwärter
19 Jun 1925 Seekadett
1 Apr 1926 Fähnrich zur See
1 May 1928 Oberfähnrich zur See
1 Oct 1928 Leutnant zur See
1 Jul 1930 Oberleutnant zur See
1 Apr 1935 Kapitänleutnant
1 Aug 1939 Korvettenkapitän
1 Apr 1943 Fregattenkapitän (posthumous)

Decorations

15 Feb 1941 Iron Cross 2nd Class
8 Sep 1942 U-boat War Badge 1939
8 Sep 1942 Iron Cross 1st Class

U-boat Commands

U-boatFromTo
U-457 5 Nov 1941 16 Sep 1942  (+)  3 patrols (57 days) 

Patrol info for Karl Brandenburg


 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-457 30 May 1942  Kiel  3 Jun 1942  Trondheim   5 days
2. U-457 18 Jun 1942  Trondheim  22 Jun 1942  Trondheim   5 days
3. U-457 28 Jun 1942  Trondheim  16 Jul 1942  Narvik  Patrol 1,19 days
4. U-457 18 Jul 1942  Narvik  20 Jul 1942  Trondheim   3 days
5. U-457 8 Aug 1942  Trondheim  7 Sep 1942  Narvik  Patrol 2,31 days
6. U-457 10 Sep 1942  Narvik  16 Sep 1942  Sunk  Patrol 3,7 days
3 patrols, 57 days at sea

Ships hit by Karl Brandenburg

Date U-boat Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
4 Jul 1942U-457 Christopher Newport7,191amPQ-17
7 Jul 1942U-457 Aldersdale8,402brPQ-17
14 Sep 1942U-457 Atheltemplar (d.)8,939brPQ-18
 24,532

2 ships sunk (15,593 tons) and 1 ship damaged (8,939 tons).

Legend
We have a picture of this vessel.
(d.) means the ship was damaged.


About ranks and decorations
Special thanks to Fernando Almeida for data on ranks and decorations.

Media links


German U-boat Commanders of World War II

Busch, Rainer and Röll, Hans-Joachim

Listing of all U-boat commanders