Fregattenkapitän (Crew kuk 09)
1 ship sunk, total tonnage 5,041 GRT
|Born||16 Sep 1891||Sarajevo, Bosnia|
|Died||18 Oct 1982||(91)||Vienna, Austria|
|UD-1||21 Nov 1940||3 May 1941||No war patrols|
|UD-3||8 Jun 1941||23 Oct 1943||3 patrols (103 days)|
Fregattenkapitän Hermann Rigele was one of the oldest U-boat commanders of WWII to depart on patrol when he took UD-3 out from Kiel, Germany on 3 Oct 1942. He was 51 years old. He arrived at Lorient 20 days later. In all he would take UD-3 on three operational patrols, 103 days at sea.
He commanded the 32nd (Training) Flotilla from 1944 - Mar 1945, and from then until the end of the war, the port of Trieste.
Hermann Rigele was a U-boat commander in the 1st World War. See his WWI page.
Patrol info for Hermann Rigele
|1.||UD-3||3 Oct 1942||Kiel||22 Oct 1942||Lorient||Patrol 1,||20 days|
|2.||UD-3||3 Nov 1942||Lorient||7 Jan 1943||Lorient||Patrol 2,||66 days|
|3.||UD-3||10 Feb 1943||Lorient||26 Feb 1943||Bergen||Patrol 3,||17 days|
|4.||UD-3||27 Feb 1943||Bergen||3 Mar 1943||Gotenhafen||5 days|
|3 patrols, 103 days at sea|
Ships hit by Hermann Rigele
|Date||U-boat||Name of ship||Tons||Nat.||Convoy|
|26 Nov 1942||UD-3||Indra||5,041||nw|
1 ship sunk (5,041 tons).
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