Rudolf von Singule

Korvettenkapitän (Crew kuk 01)

No ships sunk or damaged.

Born  8 Apr 1883 Pola, Austria-Hungary
Died  2 May 1945(62)Brünn, Chech

Rudolf Singule


1 May 1906 Fregattenleutnant
1 May 1911 Linienschiffleutnant
1 Feb 1942 Korvettenkapitän


 WWI Iron Cross 2nd Class
 WWI Iron Cross 1st Class
  Order of Leopold
  Order of the Iron Crown
  Military Merit Cross
29 Dec 1929 Military Order of Maria Theresa

U-boat Commands

UD-4 16 Oct 1941 29 Apr 1942   No war patrols 

Rudolf Singule was a highly-decorated WWI U-boat commander: see his KUK career page.

In 1939 he was recalled to service in the Kriegsmarine as a U-boat instructor in Italy and Kiel. He commanded the school boat UD-4 (the former Dutch submarine O 26), part of the 5th (Training) Flotilla at Kiel between 1941-42.

He was killed attempting to protect a woman from drunken Soviet soldiers on a street in Brünn (Brno, Czech Republic) five days before the German surrender.

Patrol info for Rudolf von Singule

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

Media links

German U-boat Commanders of World War II

Busch, Rainer and Röll, Hans-Joachim

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