Ruprecht Fischer

Kapitänleutnant (Crew 37a)



No ships sunk or damaged.


Born  17 Nov 1916 Rüstringen
Died  9 Apr 1945(28)Kattegat


Kriegsmarine Crew photo

Ranks

3 Apr 1937 Offiziersanwärter
21 Sep 1937 Seekadett
1 May 1938 Fähnrich zur See
1 Jul 1939 Oberfähnrich zur See
1 Aug 1939 Leutnant zur See
1 Sep 1941 Oberleutnant zur See
1 Sep 1944 Kapitänleutnant

Decorations

U-boat Commands

U-boatFromTo
U-244 9 Oct 1943 9 Apr 1945  (+)  3 patrols (139 days) 

Ruprecht Fischer joined the Kriegsmarine in 1937 and belonged to Crew 37a. He served in minesweeping flotillas July 1940 - Jan 1943, first the 14th and then the 22nd. He joined the U-boat force Feb 1943. He began a U-boat Commander Course with the 24th flotilla in July 1943, then Baubelehrung (U-boat construction familiarization) before commissioning U-244 on 9 Oct 1943. He commanded the boat until 9 April 1945, taking her on three war patrols into the North Atlantic.

Fischer was lost while onboard as passenger when U-804 was sunk in the Kattegat en route to Norway.

Sources

Busch, R & Röll, H-J. (1998). German U-boat commanders of World War II.

Patrol info for Ruprecht Fischer

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-244 18 Jul 1944  Kiel  20 Jul 1944  Horten   3 days
2. U-244 24 Jul 1944  Horten  31 Jul 1944  Bergen   8 days
3. U-244 9 Aug 1944  Bergen  10 Oct 1944  Bergen  Patrol 1,63 days
4. U-244 13 Oct 1944  Bergen  14 Oct 1944  Stavanger   2 days
5. U-244 31 Oct 1944  Stavanger  1 Nov 1944  Bergen   2 days
6. U-244 12 Dec 1944  Bergen  23 Dec 1944  Bergen  Patrol 2,12 days
7. U-244 9 Jan 1945  Bergen  13 Mar 1945  Bergen  Patrol 3,64 days
3 patrols, 139 days at sea

Ships hit by Ruprecht Fischer

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About ranks and decorations
Ranks shown in italics are our database inserts based on the rank dates of his crew comrades. The officers of each crew would normally have progressed through the lower ranks at the same rate.

Media links


German U-boat Commanders of World War II

Busch, Rainer and Röll, Hans-Joachim

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