Hugo Förster

Korvettenkapitän (Crew 23)


Successes
1 ship sunk, total tonnage 2,000 GRT

Born  21 Jan 1905
Died  27 Feb 1945(40)


Ranks

1 Apr 1925 Fähnrich zur See
1 Oct 1927 Leutnant zur See
1 Jul 1929 Oberleutnant zur See
1 Apr 1935 Kapitänleutnant
1 Feb 1939 Korvettenkapitän

Decorations

U-boat Commands

U-boatFromTo
U-501 30 Apr 1941 10 Sep 1941   1 patrol (35 days) 

He was taken prisoner after the sinking of U-501, but repatriated in January 1945 in an exchange of prisoners of war and committed suicide after returning to Germany.

Patrol info for Hugo Förster


 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-501 2 Jul 1941  Kiel  3 Jul 1941  Horten   2 days
2. U-501 12 Jul 1941  Horten  15 Jul 1941  Trondheim   4 days
3. U-501 7 Aug 1941  Trondheim  10 Sep 1941  Sunk  Patrol 1,35 days

Ships hit by Hugo Förster

Date U-boat Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
5 Sep 1941U-501 Einvik2,000nwSC-41
 2,000

1 ship sunk (2,000 tons).

Legend
We have a picture of this vessel.

Media links


German U-boat Commanders of World War II

Busch, Rainer and Röll, Hans-Joachim


Attack and Sink!

Edwards, Bernard

Listing of all U-boat commanders