Klaus-Helmuth Becker

Kapitänleutnant (Crew 36)


Successes
1 ship damaged, total tonnage 7,153 GRT
1 warship damaged, total tonnage 1,540 tons

Born  17 Mar 1918 Göttingen
Died  2 Apr 1944(26)Arctic Ocean


Kriegsmarine crew book photo

Ranks

15 Sep 1936 Offiziersanwärter
1 May 1937 Fähnrich zur See
1 Jul 1938 Oberfähnrich zur See
1 Oct 1938 Leutnant zur See
1 Oct 1940 Oberleutnant zur See
1 Jul 1943 Kapitänleutnant

Decorations

20 Apr 1940 Iron Cross 2nd Class
Oct 1940 Minesweeper War Badge
1941 Iron Cross 1st Class
20 Jan 1942 Fleet War Badge
5 Nov 1942 U-boat War Badge 1939

U-boat Commands

U-boatFromTo
U-235 20 Jan 1943 20 May 1943   No war patrols 
U-360 20 May 1943 2 Apr 1944  (+)  5 patrols (131 days) 

Crew of 1936

Klaus-Helmuth Becker was one of the Kriegsmarine's famous Olympia Crew. This Crew chose the Olympic rings as their symbol (the 1936 Olympic games were held in Berlin). It was the largest Crew, and produced more U-boat commanders than any other – of the 164 who 'graduated', 140 took command during the war.

Patrol info for Klaus-Helmuth Becker


 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-360 7 Aug 1943  Kiel  10 Aug 1943  Bergen   4 days
2. U-360 12 Aug 1943  Bergen  15 Aug 1943  Narvik   4 days
3. U-360 16 Aug 1943  Narvik  24 Sep 1943  Hammerfest  Patrol 1,40 days
4. U-360 6 Oct 1943  Hammerfest  19 Nov 1943  Narvik  Patrol 2,45 days
5. U-360 23 Nov 1943  Narvik  30 Nov 1943  Narvik  Patrol 3,8 days
6. U-360 27 Dec 1943  Narvik  28 Jan 1944  Hammerfest  Patrol 4,33 days
7. U-360 30 Jan 1944  Hammerfest  3 Feb 1944  Trondheim   5 days
8. U-360 29 Mar 1944  Trondheim  2 Apr 1944  Sunk  Patrol 5,5 days
5 patrols, 131 days at sea

Ships hit by Klaus-Helmuth Becker

Date U-boat Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
25 Jan 1944U-360 HMS Obdurate (G 39) (d.)1,540brJW-56A
26 Jan 1944U-360 Fort Bellingham (d.)7,153brJW-56A
 8,693

2 ships damaged (8,693 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


U-Boat Attack Logs

Daniel Morgan and Bruce Taylor


German U-boat Commanders of World War II

Busch, Rainer and Röll, Hans-Joachim

Listing of all U-boat commanders