Korvettenkapitän (Crew 33)
7 ships sunk, total tonnage 24,811 GRT
1 ship damaged, total tonnage 8,882 GRT
|Born||11 Feb 1913||Otterberg, Kaiserslautern|
|Died||10 Sep 1944||(31)|
|U-18||3 Sep 1940||17 Dec 1940||No war patrols|
|U-202||22 Mar 1941||1 Sep 1942||6 patrols (236 days)|
Hans-Heinz Linder joined the Reichsmarine in 1933. He went through U-boat training from Nov 1939 to Aug 1940. Linder commanded the small "duck" school boat U-18 from 3 Sept to 17 Dec 1940 (Busch & Röll, 1999).
Linder went through his U-boat familiarization (Baubelehrung) in preparation for his own command. Hans-Heinz Linder commissioned the new type VIIC boat U-202 at Kiel on 22 March 1941. For the next 3 months he worked up boat and men in the Baltic (Busch & Röll, 1999).
Linder left Kiel, Germany for his patrol as Commander on 17 June 1941. He would operate the U-202 on 6 patrols, spending 236 days at sea (Busch & Röll, 1997). He was successful and sank 7 ships for almost 25,000 tons and damaged a large ship of 8,882 tons (Rohwer, 1998). Linder operated his boat very effectively and often escaped tough situations.
On 1 Sept 1942 Kptlt. Linder left U-202 and served in the 1st Flotilla until Nov when he joined 2/Adm U-boats until Jan 1943. From Jan 1943 to Sept 1944 he served as a Training Leader in the 25th Flotilla (Busch & Röll, 1999).
Kptlt. Hans-Heinz Linder died on 10 Sept 1944 (Busch & Röll, 1999).
Busch, R. and Röll, H-J. (1999). German U-boat commanders of World War II.
Busch, R. and Röll, H-J. (1997). Der U-Bootkrieg 1939-1945 (Band 2).
Rohwer, J. (1998). Axis Submarine Successes of World War Two.
Patrol info for Hans-Heinz Linder
|1.||U-202||17 Jun 1941||Kiel||23 Jul 1941||Brest||Patrol 1,||37 days|
|2.||U-202||11 Aug 1941||Brest||17 Sep 1941||Brest||Patrol 2,||38 days|
|3.||U-202||16 Oct 1941||Brest||13 Nov 1941||Brest||Patrol 3,||29 days|
|4.||U-202||13 Dec 1941||Brest||27 Dec 1941||Brest||Patrol 4,||15 days|
|5.||U-202||1 Mar 1942||Brest||26 Apr 1942||Brest||Patrol 5,||57 days|
|6.||U-202||27 May 1942||Brest||25 Jul 1942||Brest||Patrol 6,||60 days|
|6 patrols, 236 days at sea|
Ships hit by Hans-Heinz Linder
|Date||U-boat||Name of ship||Tons||Nat.||Convoy|
|27 Aug 1941||U-202||Ladylove||230||br|
|11 Sep 1941||U-202||Scania||1,999||sw||SC-42|
|3 Nov 1941||U-202||Flynderborg||2,022||br||SC-52|
|3 Nov 1941||U-202||Gretavale||4,586||br||SC-52|
|22 Mar 1942||U-202||Athelviscount (d.)||8,882||br||ON-75|
|1 Apr 1942||U-202||Loch Don||5,249||br|
|22 Jun 1942||U-202||Rio Tercero||4,864||ar|
|1 Jul 1942||U-202||City of Birmingham||5,861||am|
7 ships sunk (24,811 tons) and 1 ship damaged (8,882 tons).