Hardo Rodler von Roithberg

Kapitänleutnant (Crew 37a)


Successes
1 ship sunk, total tonnage 1,791 GRT
1 ship damaged, total tonnage 7,176 GRT

Born  14 Feb 1918 Vienna
Died  14 Feb 1945(27)near Faroes


Ranks

3 Apr 1937 Offiziersanwärter
1 May 1938 Fähnrich zur See
1 Jul 1939 Oberfähnrich zur See
1 Aug 1939 Leutnant zur See
1 Sep 1941 Oberleutnant zur See
1 Jan 1944 Kapitänleutnant

Decorations

  Iron Cross 2nd Class
  Iron Cross 1st Class
6 Sep 1944 German Cross in Gold

U-boat Commands

U-boatFromTo
U-24 1 Aug 1941 18 Apr 1942   No war patrols 
U-71 3 Jul 1942 1 May 1943   4 patrols (175 days) 
U-989 22 Jul 1943 14 Feb 1945  (+)  5 patrols (117 days) 

Patrol info for Hardo Rodler von Roithberg

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-71 4 Jul 1942  St. Nazaire  15 Aug 1942  St. Nazaire  Patrol 1,43 days
2. U-71 5 Oct 1942  St. Nazaire  17 Nov 1942  St. Nazaire  Patrol 2,44 days
3. U-71 23 Dec 1942  St. Nazaire  12 Feb 1943  St. Nazaire  Patrol 3,52 days
4. U-71 27 Mar 1943  St. Nazaire  1 May 1943  Königsberg  Patrol 4,36 days
5. U-989 11 Jan 1944  Kiel  4 Mar 1944  Brest  Patrol 5,54 days
6. U-989 6 Jun 1944  Brest  8 Jun 1944  Brest  Patrol 6,3 days
7. U-989 8 Jul 1944  Brest  10 Jul 1944  Brest  Patrol 7,3 days
8. U-989 9 Aug 1944  Brest  26 Sep 1944  Marviken  Patrol 8,49 days
9. U-989 28 Sep 1944  Marviken  3 Oct 1944  Flensburg   6 days
10. U-989 3 Feb 1945  Kiel  5 Feb 1945  Horten   3 days
11. U-989 7 Feb 1945  Horten  14 Feb 1945  Sunk  Patrol 9,8 days
9 patrols, 292 days at sea

Ships hit by Hardo Rodler von Roithberg

Date U-boat Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
23 Aug 1944U-989 Louis Kossuth (d.)7,176amEPM-42
26 Aug 1944U-989 Ashmun J. Clough1,791brEBC-82
 8,967

1 ship sunk (1,791 tons) and 1 ship damaged (7,176 tons).

Legend
(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

Listing of all U-boat commanders