Oberleutnant zur See (Crew 36)
1 auxiliary warship sunk, total tonnage 9,359 GRT
2 auxiliary warships damaged, total tonnage 18,285 GRT
1 warship damaged, total tonnage 1,630 tons
|Born||26 May 1915||Bremen|
|Died||16 Nov 1942||(27)||off Casablanca|
|U-105||1 Oct 1942||29 Oct 1942||No war patrols|
|U-173||Oct, 1942||16 Nov 1942 (+)||1 patrol (16 days)|
Crew of 1936
Hans-Adolf Schweichel was one of the Kriegsmarine's famous Olympia Crew. This Crew chose the Olympic rings as their symbol (the 1936 Olympic games were held in Berlin). It was the largest Crew, and produced more U-boat commanders than any other – of the 164 who 'graduated', 140 took command during the war.
Patrol info for Hans-Adolf Schweichel
|1.||U-173||1 Nov 1942||Lorient||16 Nov 1942||Patrol 1,||16 days|
Ships hit by Hans-Adolf Schweichel
|Date||U-boat||Name of ship||Tons||Nat.||Convoy|
|11 Nov 1942||U-173||USS Joseph Hewes (AP 50)||9,359||am||UGF-1|
|11 Nov 1942||U-173||USS Winooski (AO 38) (d.)||10,172||am||UGF-1|
|11 Nov 1942||U-173||USS Hambleton (DD 455) (d.)||1,630||am||UGF-1|
|15 Nov 1942||U-173||USS Electra (AK 21) (d.)||8,113||am||UGF-1|
1 ship sunk (9,359 tons) and 3 ships damaged (19,915 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.