Korvettenkapitän (Crew 29)
12 ships sunk, total tonnage 67,277 GRT
1 warship sunk, total tonnage 22,500 tons
|Born||1 Apr 1909||Hamburg|
|Died||10 Mar 1990||(80)||Stuttgart, Germany|
|U-8||2 Sep 1938||29 Oct 1938||No war patrols|
|U-25||10 Dec 1938||3 Apr 1939||No war patrols|
|U-29||4 Apr 1939||2 Jan 1941||7 patrols (219 days)|
Otto Schuhart began his naval career in April 1929. Later he spent two years on the battleship Schleswig-Holstein. In 1936 he joined the U-boat force. On his first war patrol he sank the British aircraft carrier HMS Courageous (Rohwer, 1998). This was the first outstanding sinking of the U-boat arm, and the whole crew received the EK II (Iron Cross) and as commander Schuhart received both the EK I and the EK II.
In 1941 he became an instructor in the 1st ULD (Unterseeboots-Lehr-Division), and in June 1943 became commander of the 21st (Training) Flotilla. The last months of the war he spent in the Marineschule Flensburg-Mürwik.
Otto Schuhart joined the Bundesmarine in 1955, retiring in 1967 with a rank of Kapitän zur See.
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).
Rohwer, J. (1998). Axis Submarine Successes of World War Two.
Patrol info for Otto Schuhart
|1.||U-29||19 Aug 1939||Wilhelmshaven||26 Sep 1939||Wilhelmshaven||Patrol 1,||39 days|
|2.||U-29||14 Nov 1939||Wilhelmshaven||16 Dec 1939||Wilhelmshaven||Patrol 2,||33 days|
|3.||U-29||6 Feb 1940||Wilhelmshaven||7 Feb 1940||Helgoland||Patrol 3,||2 days|
|4.||U-29||11 Feb 1940||Helgoland||12 Mar 1940||Wilhelmshaven||Patrol 3,||31 days|
|5.||U-29||17 Apr 1940||Wilhelmshaven||23 Apr 1940||Trondheim||7 days|
|6.||U-29||27 Apr 1940||Trondheim||4 May 1940||Wilhelmshaven||Patrol 4,||8 days|
|7.||U-29||27 May 1940||Wilhelmshaven||11 Jul 1940||Wilhelmshaven||Patrol 5,||46 days|
|8.||U-29||2 Sep 1940||Wilhelmshaven||5 Sep 1940||Bergen||4 days|
|9.||U-29||11 Sep 1940||Bergen||1 Oct 1940||Lorient||Patrol 6,||21 days|
|10.||U-29||26 Oct 1940||Lorient||3 Dec 1940||Wilhelmshaven||Patrol 7,||39 days|
|7 patrols, 219 days at sea|
Ships hit by Otto Schuhart
|Date||U-boat||Name of ship||Tons||Nat.||Convoy|
|8 Sep 1939||U-29||Regent Tiger||10,176||br|
|13 Sep 1939||U-29||Neptunia||798||br|
|14 Sep 1939||U-29||British Influence||8,431||br|
|17 Sep 1939||U-29||HMS Courageous (50)||22,500||br|
|3 Mar 1940||U-29||Cato [Mine]||710||br|
|4 Mar 1940||U-29||Thurston||3,072||br|
|4 Mar 1940||U-29||Pacific Reliance||6,717||br||OA-102|
|16 Mar 1940||U-29||Slava [Mine]||4,512||yu|
|26 Jun 1940||U-29||Dimitris||5,254||gr|
|1 Jul 1940||U-29||Adamastos||7,466||gr|
|2 Jul 1940||U-29||Santa Margarita||4,919||pa|
|2 Jul 1940||U-29||Athellaird||8,999||br||OB-176|
|25 Sep 1940||U-29||Eurymedon||6,223||br||OB-217|
13 ships sunk (89,777 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.
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