Karl-Hermann Bortfeldt

Oberleutnant zur See (Crew X/39)

No ships sunk or damaged.

Born  12 Apr 1921 Hannover
Died  27 May 1975(54)

Kriegsmarine Crew photo


15 Sep 1939 Offiziersanwärter
1 Jul 1940 Fähnrich zur See
1 Jul 1941 Oberfähnrich zur See
1 Mar 1942 Leutnant zur See
1 Oct 1943 Oberleutnant zur See


1942 Iron Cross 2nd Class
21 Apr 1942 U-boat War Badge 1939
1943 Iron Cross 1st Class

U-boat Commands

U-14 21 Jul 1943 1 Jul 1944   No war patrols 
U-1167 2 Jul 1944 30 Mar 1945   No war patrols 

Patrol info for Karl-Hermann Bortfeldt

This commander did not go out on patrols with his boats.

About ranks and decorations
Special thanks to Fernando Almeida for data on ranks and decorations.

Media links

German U-boat Commanders of World War II

Busch, Rainer and Röll, Hans-Joachim

Listing of all U-boat commanders

As an Amazon Associate uboat.net earns a commission from qualifying purchases.