Oberleutnant zur See (R) (Crew 39)
No ships sunk or damaged.
|Born ||16 Jun 1911|| ||Saalfeld/Mohrungen|
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|1 Nov 1941||Leutnant zur See (R)|
|1 Apr 1943||Oberleutnant zur See (R)|
|U-298 ||1 Dec 1943 ||21 Dec 1943 || No war patrols |
Ortwin Hensellek served as a watch officer on the U-460 from 29 Oct 1942 to 7 July 1943 (3 patrols, 137 days at sea). He then went to commander training and then commissioned the U-298 on 1 Dec 1943.
He was removed from command from the boat after some morale problems on 21 Dec 1943 when overseeing the loading of torpedoes in Kiel. He was eventually put under a court martial and sentenced to prison for 6 weeks from 21 June - 1 August 1944. He then seems to have been sent to the front lines as infantryman.
Ships hit by Ortwin Hensellek