Hans-Dieter Heinicke

Kapitänleutnant (Crew 33)


Successes
4 ships sunk, total tonnage 15,450 GRT
2 ships damaged, total tonnage 19,457 GRT

Born  18 May 1913 Gera, Thüringen
Died  15 Jul 1942(29)Cape Hatteras, US coast


Ranks

1 Apr 1933Offiziersanwärter
1 Jul 1934Fähnrich zur See
1 Apr 1936Oberfähnrich zur See
1 Oct 1936Leutnant zur See
1 Jun 1938Oberleutnant zur See
1 Apr 1941Kapitänleutnant

Decorations

U-boat Commands

U-boatFromTo
U-576 26 Jun 1941 15 Jul 1942  (+)  5 patrols (163 days) 

Patrol info for Hans-Dieter Heinicke


 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-576 27 Sep 1941  Kiel  29 Sep 1941  Bergen   3 days
2. U-576 30 Sep 1941  Bergen  5 Oct 1941  Kirkenes   6 days
3. U-576 6 Oct 1941  Kirkenes  5 Nov 1941  Kirkenes  Patrol 1,31 days
4. U-576 8 Nov 1941  Kirkenes  12 Nov 1941  Bergen   5 days
5. U-576 11 Dec 1941  Bergen  23 Dec 1941  St. Nazaire  Patrol 2,13 days
6. U-576 20 Jan 1942  St. Nazaire  28 Feb 1942  St. Nazaire  Patrol 3,40 days
7. U-576 29 Mar 1942  St. Nazaire  16 May 1942  St. Nazaire  Patrol 4,49 days
8. U-576 16 Jun 1942  St. Nazaire  15 Jul 1942  Sunk  Patrol 5,30 days
5 patrols, 163 days at sea

Ships hit by Hans-Dieter Heinicke

Date U-boat Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
14 Feb 1942U-576 Empire Spring6,946brON-63
21 Apr 1942U-576 Pipestone County5,102am
30 Apr 1942U-576 Taborfjell1,339nw
15 Jul 1942U-576 Bluefields2,063niKS-520
15 Jul 1942U-576 Chilore (d.)8,310amKS-520
15 Jul 1942U-576 J.A. Mowinckel (d.)11,147paKS-520
 34,907

4 ships sunk (15,450 tons) and 2 ships damaged (19,457 tons).

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


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

Listing of all U-boat commanders