Oberleutnant zur See (Crew XII/39)
|Born||3 May 1921||Offenbach|
|Died||30 Mar 1945||(23)||north of Scotland|
|U-965||7 Jun 1944||30 Mar 1945 (+)||6 patrols (121 days)|
Günter Unverzagt joined the Kriegsmarine in 1939. He went through U-boat training from May 1941 to Jan 1942. He served as a platoon leader with the 2. ULD from Jan to Sept 1942 (Busch & Röll, 1999).
From Oct to Nov 1942 he went through U-boat familiarization (Baubelehrung) to prepare for service on the new U-307 (Ltn. Friedrich-Georg Herrle) then being built at Lübeck. The boat was commissioned on 18 Nov and Unverzagt became its First Watch Officer (1WO) (Busch & Röll, 1999). With this boat Unverzagt went out on 4 war patrols, all in the Artic Sea, spending 123 days at sea (Busch & Röll, 1997).
Günter Unverzagt commanded the type VIIC boat U-965 from 7 Jun 1944. He commanded the boat on 6 patrols, spending 121 days at sea. His patrols were all but the last one in the Arctic Sea against the Russia convoys (Busch & Röll, 1997).
On 5 March 1945 Oblt. Günter Unverzagt sailed his U-965 from Trondheim, Norway for his last patrol. He headed southwest towards the British Isles but was sunk with all hands on 30 March 1945 north of Scotland, in position 58.19N, 05.31W by depth charges from the British frigates HMS Rupert and HMS Conn (Niestlé, 1998).
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).
Niestlé, A. (1998). German U-boat losses during World War II.
Patrol info for Günter Unverzagt
|1.||U-965||23 Jun 1944||Bogenbucht||23 Jul 1944||Narvik||Patrol 1,||31 days|
|2.||U-965||19 Aug 1944||Narvik||22 Aug 1944||Hammerfest||4 days|
|3.||U-965||1 Sep 1944||Hammerfest||3 Sep 1944||Narvik||3 days|
|4.||U-965||8 Sep 1944||Narvik||9 Sep 1944||Tromsö||2 days|
|5.||U-965||16 Sep 1944||Tromsö||19 Sep 1944||Altafjord||4 days|
|6.||U-965||21 Sep 1944||Altafjord||23 Sep 1944||Tromsö||3 days|
|7.||U-965||26 Sep 1944||Tromsö||3 Oct 1944||Narvik||Patrol 2,||8 days|
|8.||U-965||15 Oct 1944||Narvik||23 Oct 1944||Hammerfest||9 days|
|9.||U-965||24 Oct 1944||Hammerfest||11 Nov 1944||Kilbotn||Patrol 3,||19 days|
|10.||U-965||13 Nov 1944||Kilbotn||14 Nov 1944||Narvik||2 days|
|11.||U-965||21 Nov 1944||Narvik||14 Dec 1944||Kilbotn||Patrol 4,||24 days|
|12.||U-965||17 Dec 1944||Kilbotn||20 Dec 1944||Trondheim||4 days|
|13.||U-965||15 Feb 1945||Trondheim||27 Feb 1945||Trondheim||Patrol 5,||13 days|
|14.||U-965||5 Mar 1945||Trondheim||30 Mar 1945||Sunk||Patrol 6,||26 days|
|6 patrols, 121 days at sea|
Ships hit by Günter Unverzagt
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