Walter Freiherr von Freyberg-Eisenberg-Allmendingen

Kapitänleutnant (Crew 35)


Successes
4 ships sunk, total tonnage 21,273 GRT
1 ship damaged, total tonnage 9,551 GRT

Born  5 Nov 1915 Geisenheim, Rheingau
Died  8 Oct 1943(27)North Atlantic


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Ranks

5 Apr 1935 Offiziersanwärter
1 Jul 1936 Fähnrich zur See
1 Jan 1938 Oberfähnrich zur See
1 Apr 1938 Leutnant zur See
1 Oct 1939 Oberleutnant zur See
1 Jun 1942 Kapitänleutnant

Decorations

April, 1940 Iron Cross 2nd Class
7 May 1941 U-boat War Badge 1939
15 Jul 1941 Fleet War Badge
1942 Iron Cross 1st Class
14 Feb 1944 German Cross in Gold (posthumous)

U-boat Commands

U-boatFromTo
U-52 7 Jul 1941 13 Jan 1942   No war patrols 
U-610 19 Feb 1942 8 Oct 1943  (+)  4 patrols (178 days) 

Baron Walter von Freyberg-Eisenberg-Allmendingen served on the heavy cruiser Blücher from Sept 1939 until it was sunk in Oslo fjord during the Norwegian invasion in April 1940. He then joined the U-boat force (Busch & Röll, 1999).

Sources

Busch, R. and Röll, H-J. (1999). German U-boat commanders of World War II.

Patrol info for Walter Freiherr von Freyberg-Eisenberg-Allmendingen

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-610 12 Sep 1942  Kiel  31 Oct 1942  St. Nazaire  Patrol 1,50 days
2. U-610 22 Nov 1942  St. Nazaire  26 Dec 1942  St. Nazaire  Patrol 2,35 days
3. U-610 8 Mar 1943  St. Nazaire  12 May 1943  St. Nazaire  Patrol 3,66 days
4. U-610 4 Sep 1943  St. Nazaire  8 Sep 1943  St. Nazaire   5 days
5. U-610 12 Sep 1943  St. Nazaire  8 Oct 1943  Sunk  Patrol 4,27 days
4 patrols, 178 days at sea

Ships hit by Walter Freiherr von Freyberg-Eisenberg-Allmendingen

Date U-boat Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
29 Sep 1942U-610 Lifland2,254brSC-101
19 Oct 1942U-610 Steel Navigator5,718amON-137
16 Dec 1942U-610 Bello6,125nwON-153
16 Dec 1942U-610 Regent Lion (d.)9,551brON-153
 
29 Mar 1943U-610 William Pierce Frye7,176amHX-230
 30,824

4 ships sunk (21,273 tons) and 1 ship damaged (9,551 tons).

Legend
We have a picture of this vessel.
(d.) means the ship was damaged.


About ranks and decorations
Special thanks to Fernando Almeida for data on ranks and decorations.

Media links


German U-boat Commanders of World War II

Busch, Rainer and Röll, Hans-Joachim

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