Kapitänleutnant (Crew 34)
4 ships sunk, total tonnage 16,329 GRT
2 ships damaged, total tonnage 13,551 GRT
2 ships a total loss, total tonnage 8,202 GRT
|Born||1 Oct 1914||Göttingen|
|Died||8 Jul 1943||(28)|
|U-69||24 Aug 1941||28 Aug 1941||No war patrols|
|U-514||24 Jan 1942||8 Jul 1943 (+)||4 patrols (199 days)|
Like many others Hans-Jürgen Auffermann went out with his first command under ever-increasing pressure from the Allies. He successfully operated his boat for almost 200 days at sea on his rather large type IXC boat U-514.
Auffermann and his entire crew was lost on 8 July 1943 when his boat was sunk by rockets from a British Liberator aircraft (Sqdn. 224/R) north-east of Cape Finisterre, Spain (Niestlé, 1998).
Patrol info for Hans-Jürgen Auffermann
|1.||U-514||12 Aug 1942||Kiel||13 Aug 1942||Kristiansand||2 days|
|2.||U-514||15 Aug 1942||Kristiansand||9 Nov 1942||Lorient||Patrol 1,||87 days|
|3.||U-514||9 Dec 1942||Lorient||12 Feb 1943||Lorient||Patrol 2,||66 days|
|4.||U-514||15 Apr 1943||Lorient||22 May 1943||Lorient||Patrol 3,||38 days|
|5.||U-514||1 Jul 1943||Lorient||8 Jul 1943||Sunk||Patrol 4,||8 days|
|4 patrols, 199 days at sea|
Ships hit by Hans-Jürgen Auffermann
|Date||U-boat||Name of ship||Tons||Nat.||Convoy|
|6 Sep 1942||U-514||Helen Forsey||167||br|
|11 Sep 1942||U-514||Cornwallis (d.)||5,458||ca|
|15 Sep 1942||U-514||Kioto||3,297||br|
|28 Sep 1942||U-514||Osório (t.)||2,730||bz|
|28 Sep 1942||U-514||Lages (t.)||5,472||bz|
|12 Oct 1942||U-514||Steel Scientist||5,688||am|
|3 Jan 1943||U-514||British Vigilance (d.)||8,093||br||TM-1|
|27 Jan 1943||U-514||Charles C. Pinckney||7,177||am||UGS-4|
6 ships sunk (24,531 tons) and 2 ships damaged (13,551 tons).
About ranks and decorations
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