Wolfgang Kaufmann

Kapitänleutnant (Crew 33)


Successes
2 ships sunk, total tonnage 2,983 GRT
1 ship damaged, total tonnage 10,356 GRT
1 warship a total loss, total tonnage 625 tons

Born  23 Jun 1912 Würzburg
Died  27 Mar 1963(50)Bremen, Germany


Ranks

1 Apr 1933 Offiziersanwärter
1 Jul 1934 Fähnrich zur See
1 Apr 1936 Oberfähnrich zur See
1 Oct 1936 Leutnant zur See
1 Jun 1938 Oberleutnant zur See
1 Nov 1940 Kapitänleutnant

Decorations

U-boat Commands

U-boatFromTo
U-9 11 Jun 1940 20 Oct 1940   No war patrols 
U-19 21 Oct 1940 8 Nov 1940   No war patrols 
U-79 13 Mar 1941 23 Dec 1941   6 patrols (102 days) 

Special thanks to Mr. Fernando Almeida for details on date of death.

Patrol info for Wolfgang Kaufmann


 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-79 5 Jun 1941  Kiel  5 Jul 1941  Lorient  Patrol 1,31 days
2. U-79 21 Jul 1941  Lorient  16 Aug 1941  Lorient  Patrol 2,27 days
3. U-79 14 Sep 1941  Lorient  18 Sep 1941  Lorient  Patrol 3,5 days
4. U-79 28 Sep 1941  Lorient  23 Oct 1941  Salamis  Patrol 4,26 days
5. U-79 29 Nov 1941  Salamis  8 Dec 1941  Salamis  Patrol 5,10 days
6. U-79 21 Dec 1941  Salamis  23 Dec 1941  Sunk  Patrol 6,3 days
6 patrols, 102 days at sea

Ships hit by Wolfgang Kaufmann

Date U-boat Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
11 Jun 1941U-79 Havtor1,524nw
27 Jun 1941U-79 Tibia (d.)10,356nlHX-133
27 Jul 1941U-79 Kellwyn1,459brOG-69
21 Oct 1941U-79 HMS Gnat (T 60) (t.)625br
 13,964

3 ships sunk (3,608 tons) and 1 ship damaged (10,356 tons).

Legend
We have a picture of this vessel.
(d.) means the ship was damaged.
(t.) means the ship was a total loss (included in ships & tonnage lost).


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


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