Rolf Manke

Kapitänleutnant (Crew 35)


Successes
4 ships sunk, total tonnage 17,753 GRT
1 warship sunk, total tonnage 1,192 tons

Born  21 Dec 1915 Berlin-Lichterfelde
Died  1 Mar 1944(28)North Atlantic


Kptlt. Rolf Manke

Ranks

5 Apr 1935 Offiziersanwärter
1 Jul 1936 Fähnrich zur See
1 Jan 1938 Oberfähnrich zur See
1 Apr 1938 Leutnant zur See
1 Oct 1939 Oberleutnant zur See
1 Jan 1943 Kapitänleutnant

Decorations

  Iron Cross 2nd Class
  Iron Cross 1st Class
  U-boat Front Clasp
  U-boat War Badge 1939
14 Feb 1944 German Cross in Gold

U-boat Commands

U-boatFromTo
U-358 15 Aug 1942 1 Mar 1944  (+)  5 patrols (246 days) 


Kptlt. Rolf Manke on U-358's conning tower.

Patrol info for Rolf Manke


 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-358 12 Jan 1943  Kiel  14 Jan 1943  Kristiansand  Patrol 1,3 days
2. U-358 16 Jan 1943  Kristiansand  8 Mar 1943  St. Nazaire  Patrol 1,52 days
3. U-358 11 Apr 1943  St. Nazaire  15 May 1943  St. Nazaire  Patrol 2,35 days
4. U-358 10 Jun 1943  St. Nazaire  1 Sep 1943  St. Nazaire  Patrol 3,84 days
5. U-358 23 Oct 1943  St. Nazaire  16 Dec 1943  St. Nazaire  Patrol 4,55 days
6. U-358 14 Feb 1944  St. Nazaire  1 Mar 1944  Sunk  Patrol 5,17 days
5 patrols, 246 days at sea

Ships hit by Rolf Manke

Date U-boat Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
22 Jan 1943U-358 Neva1,456swUR-59
26 Jan 1943U-358 Nortind8,221nwHX-223
5 May 1943U-358 Bristol City2,864brONS-5
5 May 1943U-358 Wentworth5,212brONS-5
 
1 Mar 1944U-358 HMS Gould (K 476)1,192br
 18,945

5 ships sunk (18,945 tons).

Legend
We have a picture of this vessel.


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