Heinrich Schlott

Oberleutnant zur See (Crew 40)

No ships sunk or damaged.

Born  10 Jul 1922 Homberg
Died  31 Dec 1996(74)Homberg, Hesse, Germany


23 Sep 1940 Offiziersanwärter
1 Aug 1941 Fähnrich zur See
1 Jul 1942 Oberfähnrich zur See
1 Jan 1943 Leutnant zur See
1 Oct 1944 Oberleutnant zur See


  Iron Cross 2nd Class
  Iron Cross 1st Class

U-boat Commands

U-2329 1 Sep 1944 9 May 1945   1 patrol (16 days) 

Schlott served as 2nd Watch Officer (II WO) on U-703 (Brünner) during 1943-44, mostly in Arctic and northern waters. After completing commander training he then commissioned the type XXIII Elektro U-boat Elektro boat U-2329 in Sep 1944.

Oblt. Heinrich Schlott became one of the youngest U-boat commanders to see active service in WWII when he left for patrol in U-2329 from Stavanger, Norway on 11 April 1945. He was only 22 years old. He brought his boat back to Stavanger 16 days later.

After the war

Schlott liked Norway and often went on walking holidays there with his brothers after the war. He also studied philosophy and played the piano. He died in his home town at the age of 74 (information from his brother Hans Joachim).


Busch, R. and Röll, H-J. (1999). German U-boat commanders of World War II.
Busch, R. and Röll, H-J. (1997). Der U-Bootkrieg 1939-1945 (Band 2).

Patrol info for Heinrich Schlott

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-2329 1 Apr 1945  Kiel  6 Apr 1945  Stavanger   6 days
2. U-2329 11 Apr 1945  Stavanger  26 Apr 1945  Stavanger  Patrol 1,16 days

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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