Karl-Adolf Schlitt

Kapitänleutnant (Crew 37a)



No ships sunk or damaged.


Born  16 Apr 1918 Laboe
Died  7 Apr 2009(90)


Ranks

21 Sep 1937 Seekadett
1 May 1938 Fähnrich zur See
1 Aug 1939 Leutnant zur See
1 Mar 1944 Kapitänleutnant

Decorations

U-boat Commands

U-boatFromTo
U-1206 Jul, 1944 14 Apr 1945   1 patrol (9 days) 

Karl-Adolf Schlitt, on his first real patrol in enemy waters, suffered one of the more unusual losses of a U-boat when series of events resulting from improper use of the boats high-tech underwater toilet forced the boat to surface right under enemy aircraft (Brennecke, 2001). More on this on the U-1206 page.

Sources

Busch, R. and Röll, H-J. (1999). German U-boat commanders of World War II.
Brennecke, J. (2001). Jäger und Gejagte. Deutsche U- Boote 1939 - 1945

Patrol info for Karl-Adolf Schlitt

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-1206 28 Mar 1945  Kiel  30 Mar 1945  Horten   3 days
2. U-1206 2 Apr 1945  Horten  3 Apr 1945  Kristiansand   2 days
3. U-1206 6 Apr 1945  Kristiansand  14 Apr 1945  Sunk  Patrol 1,9 days

Media links


German U-boat Commanders of World War II

Busch, Rainer and Röll, Hans-Joachim

Listing of all U-boat commanders