Heinrich Brodda

Kapitänleutnant (Crew 33)


Successes
3 ships sunk, total tonnage 1,136 GRT
1 ship a total loss, total tonnage 220 GRT

Born  9 May 1903 Altenessen, Essen
Died  7 May 1943(39)Newfoundland


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Ranks

1 Jan 1937 Leutnant zur See
1 Jun 1938 Oberleutnant zur See
1 Jan 1940 Kapitänleutnant

Decorations

1940 Iron Cross 2nd Class
1940 Minesweeper War Badge
21 Apr 1942 U-boat War Badge 1939
Sep 1942 Iron Cross 1st Class

U-boat Commands

U-boatFromTo
U-209 11 Oct 1941 7 May 1943  (+)  7 patrols (157 days) 

Brodda is often incorrectly listed as a member of Crew 21; he most certainly was not an officer or officer candidate in the 1920s though he may well have served as an enlisted sailor in the Reichsmarine during that time period. Brodda’s promotion dates to Leutnant zur See and Oberleutnant zur See are, however, consistent with Crew 33.

Patrol info for Heinrich Brodda


 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-209 11 Mar 1942  Kiel  12 Mar 1942  Helgoland   2 days
2. U-209 15 Mar 1942  Helgoland  1 Apr 1942  Kirkenes  Patrol 1,18 days
3. U-209 7 Apr 1942  Kirkenes  20 Apr 1942  Bergen  Patrol 2,14 days
4. U-209 16 May 1942  Bergen  2 Jun 1942  Narvik  Patrol 3,18 days
5. U-209 4 Jun 1942  Narvik  7 Jun 1942  Bergen   4 days
6. U-209 17 Jul 1942  Bergen  28 Jul 1942  Kirkenes  Patrol 4,12 days
7. U-209 5 Aug 1942  Kirkenes  1 Sep 1942  Skjomenfjord  Patrol 5,28 days
8. U-209 3 Sep 1942  Skjomenfjord  6 Sep 1942  Bergen   4 days
9. U-209 12 Oct 1942  Bergen  15 Oct 1942  Narvik   4 days
10. U-209 6 Nov 1942  Narvik  10 Dec 1942  Narvik  Patrol 6,35 days
11. U-209 13 Dec 1942  Narvik  16 Dec 1942  Bergen   4 days
12. U-209 19 Dec 1942  Bergen  24 Dec 1942  Kiel   6 days
13. U-209 6 Apr 1943  Kiel  7 May 1943  Sunk  Patrol 7,32 days
7 patrols, 157 days at sea

Ships hit by Heinrich Brodda

Date U-boat Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
17 Aug 1942U-209 P-4500sj
17 Aug 1942U-209 Komiles136sj
17 Aug 1942U-209 Komsomolets (t.)220sj
17 Aug 1942U-209 Sh-500500sj
 1,356

4 ships sunk (1,356 tons).

Legend
We have a picture of this vessel.
(t.) means the ship was a total loss (included in ships & tonnage lost).

Media links


German U-boat Commanders of World War II

Busch, Rainer and Röll, Hans-Joachim

Listing of all U-boat commanders