Oberleutnant zur See (Crew XII/39)
|Born||10 Nov 1920||Wallau, Wiesbaden|
|U-1005||3 Jul 1944||8 May 1945||2 patrols (42 days, * did not finish patrol)|
Hermann Lauth joined the Kriegsmarine in 1939 and belonged to the XII/39 crew. He finished his U-boat training and U-boat familiarization (Baubelehrung) in Jan 1943 and was then sent to the U-959 as First Watch Officer (1WO). He served on the boat until April 1944, one 21 day patrol, when he was sent to U-boat commander training with the 23rd flotilla at Danzig.
Oblt. Hermann Lauth took command of the type VIIC/41 boat U-1005 on 3 July 1944. After training he boat was assigned to the 11th flotilla at Bergen, Norway. With this boat Lauth went out on two patrols from Norway, first a 30 day patrol. The second patrol was just started on May 3 when the order to cease fire came on May 4 (not all boats heard the order right away) and Lauth arrived back to Bergen on 14 May to surrender his boat.
Busch, R and Röll, H-J. (1998). German U-boat commanders of World War II.
Patrol info for Hermann Lauth
|1.||U-1005||8 Feb 1945||Kiel||14 Feb 1945||Horten||7 days|
|2.||U-1005||19 Feb 1945||Horten||20 Mar 1945||Bergen||Patrol 1,||30 days|
|3.||U-1005||3 May 1945||Bergen||14 May 1945||Bergen, Norway||Patrol 2,||12 days|
|2 patrols, 42 days at sea|
Ships hit by Hermann Lauth
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