Günther Rosenberg

Oberleutnant zur See (Crew 36)

3 ships sunk, total tonnage 15,696 GRT

Born  19 Jan 1917 Hamburg
Died  17 Feb 1943(26)Newfoundland


3 Apr 1936 Offiziersanwärter
10 Sep 1936 Seekadett
1 May 1937 Fähnrich zur See
1 Oct 1938 Leutnant zur See
1 Oct 1940 Oberleutnant zur See


U-boat Commands

U-351 15 Dec 1941 24 Aug 1942   No war patrols 
U-201 25 Aug 1942 17 Feb 1943  (+)  2 patrols (97 days) 

Crew of 1936

Günther Rosenberg was one of the Kriegsmarine's famous Olympia Crew. This Crew chose the Olympic rings as their symbol (the 1936 Olympic games were held in Berlin). It was the largest Crew, and produced more U-boat commanders than any other – of the 164 who 'graduated', 140 took command during the war.

Patrol info for Günther Rosenberg

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-201 6 Sep 1942  Brest  26 Oct 1942  Brest  Patrol 1,51 days
2. U-201 27 Dec 1942  Brest  29 Dec 1942  Brest   3 days
3. U-201 3 Jan 1943  Brest  17 Feb 1943  Sunk  Patrol 2,46 days
2 patrols, 97 days at sea

Ships hit by Günther Rosenberg

Date U-boat Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
2 Oct 1942U-201 Alcoa Transport2,084am
8 Oct 1942U-201 John Carter Rose7,191amTRIN-15
9 Oct 1942U-201 Flensburg6,421nl

3 ships sunk (15,696 tons).

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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

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