Günther Ruppelt

Oberleutnant zur See (Crew 37b)

3 ships sunk, total tonnage 13,649 GRT
1 ship damaged, total tonnage 7,051 GRT

Born  13 Sep 1919 Trostdorf, Breslau
Died  27 Dec 1942(23)North Atlantic

Kriegsmarine Crew photo


9 Oct 1937 Offiziersanwärter
28 Jun 1938 Seekadett
1 Apr 1939 Fähnrich zur See
1 Mar 1940 Oberfähnrich zur See
1 May 1940 Leutnant zur See
1 Apr 1942 Oberleutnant zur See


U-boat Commands

U-579 27 May 1942 Oct, 1942   No war patrols 
U-356 3 Dec 1942 27 Dec 1942  (+)  1 patrol (23 days) 

Patrol info for Günther Ruppelt

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-356 5 Dec 1942  St. Nazaire  27 Dec 1942  Sunk  Patrol 1,23 days

Ships hit by Günther Ruppelt

Date U-boat Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
27 Dec 1942U-356 Empire Union5,952brONS-154
27 Dec 1942U-356 Melrose Abbey2,473brONS-154
27 Dec 1942U-356 Soekaboemi (d.)7,051nlONS-154
27 Dec 1942U-356 King Edward5,224brONS-154

3 ships sunk (13,649 tons) and 1 ship damaged (7,051 tons).

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(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

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