Hans-Jürgen Lauterbach-Emden

Kapitänleutnant (Crew 37a)


Successes
1 ship sunk, total tonnage 1,517 GRT
2 ships damaged, total tonnage 12,896 GRT

Born  20 May 1919 Neubrandenburg
Died  6 Jun 1996(77)Hamburg, Germany


Ranks

3 Apr 1937 Offiziersanwärter
21 Sep 1937 Seekadett
1 May 1938 Fähnrich zur See
1 Jul 1939 Oberfähnrich zur See
1 Aug 1939 Leutnant zur See
1 Sep 1941 Oberleutnant zur See
1 Mar 1944 Kapitänleutnant

Decorations

  Iron Cross 2nd Class
  Iron Cross 1st Class
20 Sep 1944 German Cross in Gold

U-boat Commands

U-boatFromTo
U-539 24 Feb 1943 9 May 1945   3 patrols (267 days) 

Patrol info for Hans-Jürgen Lauterbach-Emden


 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-539 4 Sep 1943  Kiel  7 Sep 1943  Bergen   4 days
2. U-539 14 Sep 1943  Bergen  23 Oct 1943  Lorient  Patrol 1,40 days
3. U-539 29 Dec 1943  Lorient  30 Dec 1943  Lorient  Patrol 2,2 days
4. U-539 2 Jan 1944  Lorient  21 Mar 1944  St. Nazaire  Patrol 2,80 days
5. U-539 1 May 1944  St. Nazaire  22 Sep 1944  Flensburg  Patrol 3,145 days
6. U-539 13 Apr 1945  Kiel  20 Apr 1945  Horten   8 days
7. U-539 26 Apr 1945  Horten  5 May 1945  Bergen, Norway   10 days
3 patrols, 267 days at sea

Ships hit by Hans-Jürgen Lauterbach-Emden

Date U-boat Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
5 Jun 1944U-539 Pillory1,517pa
11 Jun 1944U-539 Casandra (d.)2,701nl
4 Jul 1944U-539 Kittanning (d.)10,195am
 14,413

1 ship sunk (1,517 tons) and 2 ships damaged (12,896 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