Heinz Schomburg

Kapitänleutnant (Crew 35)


Successes
1 ship sunk, total tonnage 39 GRT

Born  28 Sep 1914 Barsighausen, Lower Saxony


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Ranks

5 Apr 1935 Offiziersanwärter
1 Jul 1936 Fähnrich zur See
1 Jan 1938 Oberfähnrich zur See
1 Apr 1938 Leutnant zur See
1 Oct 1939 Oberleutnant zur See
1 Oct 1942 Kapitänleutnant

Decorations

U-boat Commands

U-boatFromTo
U-145 22 Oct 1941 25 Nov 1941   No war patrols 
U-561 5 Sep 1942 18 Jun 1943   6 patrols (140 days) 

Patrol info for Heinz Schomburg

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-561 9 Sep 1942  La Spezia  11 Sep 1942  Messina   3 days
2. U-561 12 Sep 1942  Messina  4 Oct 1942  La Spezia  Patrol 1,23 days
3. U-561 7 Nov 1942  La Spezia  14 Nov 1942  La Spezia  Patrol 2,8 days
4. U-561 25 Nov 1942  La Spezia  18 Dec 1942  Messina  Patrol 3,24 days
5. U-561 23 Dec 1942  Messina  15 Jan 1943  Pola  Patrol 4,24 days
6. U-561 11 Mar 1943  Pola  28 Mar 1943  Toulon  Patrol 5,18 days
7. U-561 22 Apr 1943  Toulon  3 Jun 1943  Toulon  Patrol 6,43 days
6 patrols, 140 days at sea

Ships hit by Heinz Schomburg

Date U-boat Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
24 Sep 1942U-561 Sphinx39ag
 39

1 ship sunk (39 tons).


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