Ernst von Witzendorff

Kapitänleutnant (Crew 37a)



No ships sunk or damaged.


Born  26 Jun 1916 Neustrelitz
Died  6 Feb 1999(82)Kirchbarkau, Schleswig-Holstein.


Oblt. Ernst Witzendorff

Ranks

1 Jan 1945 Kapitänleutnant

Decorations

  Iron Cross 2nd Class

U-boat Commands

U-boatFromTo
U-121 26 Mar 1942 19 Apr 1942   No war patrols 
U-46 20 Apr 1942 May, 1942   No war patrols 
U-101 May, 1942 25 Oct 1942   No war patrols 
U-650 26 Nov 1942 13 Jul 1943   1 patrol (72 days) 
U-267 14 Jul 1943 26 Nov 1943   1 patrol (55 days) 
U-650 27 Nov 1943 30 Jun 1944   2 patrols (79 days) 
U-2524 16 Jan 1945 3 May 1945   No war patrols 
U-1007 Apr, 1945 2 May 1945   No war patrols 


3 Officers probably sharing a good story. From left to right; Oblt. Ernst Witendorff, then WO Burchard and finally Kptlt. Hubert Nordheimer.

After the war

In 1956 von Witzendorff joined the Bundesmarine, the post-war West-German navy. From Jan 1969 to Sept 1972 Ernst von Witzendorff commanded the famous German naval school ship Gorch Fock. Later he was the Speaker of Merchant shipping association in Hamburg (Marine für die Handelsschiffahrt).

Sources

Kommandanten der GORCH FOCK. http://www.esys.org/gofo/gorch_06.html

Patrol info for Ernst von Witzendorff


 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-650 10 Apr 1943  Kiel  13 Apr 1943  Bergen   4 days
2. U-650 18 Apr 1943  Bergen  28 Jun 1943  St. Nazaire  Patrol 1,72 days
3. U-267 14 Sep 1943  St. Nazaire  16 Sep 1943  St. Nazaire   3 days
4. U-267 18 Sep 1943  St. Nazaire  19 Sep 1943  St. Nazaire   2 days
5. U-267 22 Sep 1943  St. Nazaire  24 Sep 1943  St. Nazaire   3 days
6. U-267 26 Sep 1943  St. Nazaire  28 Sep 1943  St. Nazaire   3 days
7. U-267 3 Oct 1943  St. Nazaire  26 Nov 1943  St. Nazaire  Patrol 2,55 days
8. U-650 25 Dec 1943  St. Nazaire  27 Dec 1943  St. Nazaire  Patrol 3,3 days
9. U-650 29 Dec 1943  St. Nazaire  31 Dec 1943  St. Nazaire  Patrol 3,3 days
10. U-650 1 Jan 1944  St. Nazaire  2 Mar 1944  St. Nazaire  Patrol 3,62 days
11. U-650 6 Jun 1944  St. Nazaire  16 Jun 1944  La Pallice  Patrol 4,11 days
4 patrols, 206 days at sea

Ships hit by Ernst von Witzendorff

No entries found.

Media links


German U-boat Commanders of World War II

Busch, Rainer and Röll, Hans-Joachim

Listing of all U-boat commanders