Max-Martin Teichert

Kapitänleutnant (Crew 34)


Successes
6 ships sunk, total tonnage 31,528 GRT
1 ship damaged, total tonnage 6,421 GRT
1 warship damaged, total tonnage 11,500 tons

Born  31 Jan 1915 Kiel
Died  12 May 1943(28)North Atlantic


Max-Martin Teichert

Ranks

8 Apr 1934Offiziersanwärter
1 Jul 1935Fähnrich zur See
1 Jan 1937Oberfähnrich zur See
1 Apr 1937Leutnant zur See
1 Apr 1939Oberleutnant zur See
1 Dec 1941Kapitänleutnant

Decorations

15 Dec 1939Iron Cross 2nd Class
7 Jun 1941Iron Cross 1st Class
7 Jun 1941U-boat War Badge 1939
19 Dec 1943Knights Cross (posthumous)

U-boat Commands

U-boatFromTo
U-456 18 Sep 1941 12 May 1943  (+)  11 patrols (192 days) 

Max-Martin Teichert began his naval career in April 1934. He served on the torpedo boat Iltis and from March 1939 on the destroyer Friedrich Ihn, making 22 patrols on the destroyer in the first months of the war. In June 1940 he transferred to the U-boat force and after six months became I WO on the Type VIIC U-boat U-94, on which he served for two patrols.

In September 1941 he commissioned U-456 and then completed ten patrols during 1942 in the Arctic Ocean. On his especially successful fifth patrol he heavily damaged the British cruiser HMS Edinburgh (10,000 tons), which sank some days later.

In December 1942, U-456 was assigned to the 1st Flotilla and thenceforth operated in the Atlantic. Max-Martin Teichert was killed when U-456 was lost with all hands on 12 May 1943 (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.
Rohwer, J. (1998). Axis Submarine Successes of World War Two.

Patrol info for Max-Martin Teichert


 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-456 31 Jan 1942  Kiel  15 Feb 1942  Kirkenes  Patrol 1,16 days
2. U-456 24 Feb 1942  Kirkenes  22 Mar 1942  Kirkenes  Patrol 2,27 days
3. U-456 29 Mar 1942  Kirkenes  2 Apr 1942  Kirkenes  Patrol 3,5 days
4. U-456 7 Apr 1942  Kirkenes  20 Apr 1942  Kirkenes  Patrol 4,14 days
5. U-456 29 Apr 1942  Kirkenes  4 May 1942  Kirkenes  Patrol 5,6 days
6. U-456 7 May 1942  Kirkenes  12 May 1942  Bergen  Patrol 6,6 days
7. U-456 25 Jun 1942  Bergen  6 Jul 1942  Neidenfjord  Patrol 7,12 days
8. U-456 4 Aug 1942  Neidenfjord  10 Aug 1942  Neidenfjord  Patrol 8,7 days
9. U-456 15 Aug 1942  Neidenfjord  19 Sep 1942  Kirkenes  Patrol 9,36 days
10. U-456 21 Sep 1942  Kirkenes  27 Sep 1942  Trondheim   7 days
11. U-456 23 Nov 1942  Trondheim  4 Dec 1942  Bergen   12 days
12. U-456 14 Jan 1943  Bergen  26 Feb 1943  Brest  Patrol 10,44 days
13. U-456 24 Apr 1943  Brest  12 May 1943  Sunk  Patrol 11,19 days
11 patrols, 192 days at sea

Ships hit by Max-Martin Teichert

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
30 Mar 1942U-456Max-Martin Teichert Effingham (d.)6,421amPQ-13
30 Apr 1942U-456Max-Martin Teichert HMS Edinburgh (16) (d.)11,500brQP-11
5 Jul 1942U-456Max-Martin Teichert Honomu6,977amPQ-17
22 Aug 1942U-456Max-Martin Teichert Chaika80sj
 
2 Feb 1943U-456Max-Martin Teichert Jeremiah Van Rensselaer7,177amHX-224
3 Feb 1943U-456Max-Martin Teichert Inverilen9,456brHX-224
23 Feb 1943U-456Max-Martin Teichert Kyleclare700ir
11 May 1943U-456Max-Martin Teichert Fort Concord7,138brHX-237
 49,449

6 ships sunk (31,528 tons) and 2 ships damaged (17,921 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


Naval Officers Under Hitler

Rust, Eric C.

Listing of all U-boat commanders