Heinz-Otto Schultze

Kapitänleutnant (Crew 34)


Successes
20 ships sunk, total tonnage 67,991 GRT
2 ships damaged, total tonnage 15,666 GRT

Born  13 Sep 1915 Kiel
Died  25 Nov 1943(28)


Kapitänleutnant Heinz-Otto Schultze

Ranks

8 Apr 1934Offiziersanwärter
26 Sep 1934Seekadett
1 Jul 1935Fähnrich zur See
1 Jan 1937Oberfähnrich zur See
1 Apr 1937Leutnant zur See
1 Apr 1939Oberleutnant zur See
1 Nov 1941Kapitänleutnant

Decorations

2 Oct 1939Iron Cross 2nd Class
12 Dec 1939U-boat War Badge 1939
23 Sep 1941Iron Cross 1st Class
9 Jul 1942Knights Cross

U-boat Commands

U-boatFromTo
U-4 8 Jun 1940 28 Jul 1940   No war patrols 
U-141 21 Aug 1940 30 Mar 1941   No war patrols 
U-432 26 Apr 1941 15 Jan 1943   7 patrols (270 days) 
U-849 11 Mar 1943 25 Nov 1943  (+)  1 patrol (55 days) 

Heinz Otto Schultze was the son of Otto Schultze who commanded SM U-63 in World War I, sank 52 ships with a total of 129,540 tons, and was decorated with the Pour le merite.

Heinz Otto Schultze began his naval career in April 1934 and joined the U-boat force in May 1937. After almost two years as watch officer on U-31 he commanded school boats in 1940 and 1941 before commissioning U-432 in April 1941.

On seven patrols, mostly in the North Atlantic and on the US east coast, he sank many ships and was decorated with the coveted Knights Cross. He left U-432 in February 1942 and a month later commissioned the Type IX U-boat U-849.

Schultze died when his U-boat was sunk with all hands on 25 November, 1943 in the South Atlantic by depth charges from an American B-24 Liberator aircraft (Niestlé, 1998).

Sources

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).
Niestlé, A. (1998). German U-boat losses during World War II.

Patrol info for Heinz-Otto Schultze


 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-432 30 Jul 1941  Kiel  31 Jul 1941  Horten   2 days
2. U-432 9 Aug 1941  Horten  12 Aug 1941  Trondheim   4 days
3. U-432 25 Aug 1941  Trondheim  19 Sep 1941  Brest  Patrol 1,26 days
4. U-432 11 Oct 1941  Brest  2 Nov 1941  St. Nazaire  Patrol 2,23 days
5. U-432 10 Dec 1941  St. Nazaire  23 Dec 1941  La Pallice  Patrol 3,14 days
6. U-432 21 Jan 1942  La Pallice  16 Mar 1942  La Pallice  Patrol 4,55 days
7. U-432 30 Apr 1942  La Pallice  2 Jul 1942  La Pallice  Patrol 5,64 days
8. U-432 15 Aug 1942  La Pallice  4 Oct 1942  La Pallice  Patrol 6,51 days
9. U-432 30 Nov 1942  La Pallice  5 Jan 1943  La Pallice  Patrol 7,37 days
10. U-849 2 Oct 1943  Kiel  25 Nov 1943  Sunk  Patrol 8,55 days
8 patrols, 325 days at sea

Ships hit by Heinz-Otto Schultze

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
10 Sep 1941U-432Heinz-Otto Schultze Muneric5,229brSC-42
10 Sep 1941U-432Heinz-Otto Schultze Winterswijk3,205nlSC-42
10 Sep 1941U-432Heinz-Otto Schultze Stargard1,113nwSC-42
11 Sep 1941U-432Heinz-Otto Schultze Garm1,231swSC-42
17 Oct 1941U-432Heinz-Otto Schultze Bold Venture3,222paSC-48
17 Oct 1941U-432Heinz-Otto Schultze Evros5,283grSC-48
17 Oct 1941U-432Heinz-Otto Schultze Barfonn9,739nwSC-48
28 Oct 1941U-432Heinz-Otto Schultze Ulea1,574brHG-75
 
15 Feb 1942U-432Heinz-Otto Schultze Buarque5,152bz
18 Feb 1942U-432Heinz-Otto Schultze Olinda4,053bz
19 Feb 1942U-432Heinz-Otto Schultze Miraflores2,158br
21 Feb 1942U-432Heinz-Otto Schultze Azalea City5,529am
27 Feb 1942U-432Heinz-Otto Schultze Marore8,215am
17 May 1942U-432Heinz-Otto Schultze Foam324am
23 May 1942U-432Heinz-Otto Schultze Zurichmoor4,455br
31 May 1942U-432Heinz-Otto Schultze Liverpool Packet1,188ca
3 Jun 1942U-432Heinz-Otto Schultze Ben and Josephine102am
3 Jun 1942U-432Heinz-Otto Schultze Aeolus41am
9 Jun 1942U-432Heinz-Otto Schultze Kronprinsen (d.)7,073nwBX-23A
9 Jun 1942U-432Heinz-Otto Schultze Malayan Prince (d.)8,593brBX-23A
24 Sep 1942U-432Heinz-Otto Schultze Pennmar5,868amSC-100
17 Dec 1942U-432Heinz-Otto Schultze Poitou310fr
 83,657

20 ships sunk (67,991 tons) and 2 ships damaged (15,666 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


Naval Officers Under Hitler

Rust, Eric C.

Listing of all U-boat commanders