Joachim Preuss

Kapitänleutnant (Crew 33)


Successes
3 ships sunk, total tonnage 12,379 GRT
2 warships sunk, total tonnage 1,850 tons
1 warship damaged, total tonnage 1,630 tons

Born  30 May 1914 Bremen
Died  11 May 1985(70)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 Dec 1940 Kapitänleutnant

Decorations

U-boat Commands

U-boatFromTo
U-10 Jan, 1940 9 Jun 1940   3 patrols (31 days) 
U-568 1 May 1941 28 May 1942   5 patrols (151 days) 

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

Patrol info for Joachim Preuss


 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-10 28 Jan 1940  Kiel  31 Jan 1940  Helgoland  Patrol 1,4 days
2. U-10 5 Feb 1940  Helgoland  5 Feb 1940  Wilhelmshaven  Patrol 1,1 days
3. U-10 14 Feb 1940  Wilhelmshaven  20 Feb 1940  Wilhelmshaven  Patrol 2,7 days
4. U-10 3 Apr 1940  Wilhelmshaven  21 Apr 1940  Wilhelmshaven  Patrol 3,19 days
5. U-10 22 Apr 1940  Wilhelmshaven  23 Apr 1940  Kiel   2 days
6. U-568 3 Aug 1941  Trondheim  10 Sep 1941  St. Nazaire  Patrol 4,39 days
7. U-568 9 Oct 1941  St. Nazaire  7 Nov 1941  St. Nazaire  Patrol 5,30 days
8. U-568 4 Dec 1941  St. Nazaire  17 Jan 1942  La Spezia  Patrol 6,45 days
9. U-568 2 Mar 1942  La Spezia  30 Mar 1942  La Spezia  Patrol 7,29 days
10. U-568 21 May 1942  La Spezia  28 May 1942  Sunk  Patrol 8,8 days
8 patrols, 182 days at sea

Ships hit by Joachim Preuss

Date U-boat Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
17 Feb 1940U-10 Kvernaas1,819nw
18 Feb 1940U-10 Ameland4,537nl
 
12 Aug 1941U-568 HMS Picotee (K 63)925brON-4
16 Oct 1941U-568 Empire Heron6,023brSC-48
17 Oct 1941U-568 USS Kearny (DD 432) (d.)1,630amSC-48
24 Dec 1941U-568 HMS Salvia (K 97)925brTA-5
 15,859

5 ships sunk (14,229 tons) and 1 ship damaged (1,630 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


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