Kapitänleutnant (Crew 37a)
|Born||17 Nov 1916||Rüstringen|
|Died||9 Apr 1945||(28)||Kattegat|
|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.
Busch, R & Röll, H-J. (1998). German U-boat commanders of World War II.
Patrol info for Ruprecht Fischer
|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
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