Wilhelm Ambrosius

Fregattenkapitän (Crew 26)


Successes
8 ships sunk, total tonnage 47,030 GRT

Born  14 Jun 1903 Tuchel, West Prussia
Died  29 Sep 1955(52)Durban, South Africa


Ranks

3 Oct 1921 Rekrut
3 Mar 1923 Funkgast
3 Oct 1923 Oberfunkgast
1 May 1925 Obermatrose (Umernennung)
1 Nov 1925 Matrosenobergefreiter
1 Apr 1926 Offiziersanwärter
1 Apr 1928 Fähnrich zur See
1 Jun 1930 Oberfähnrich zur See
1 Oct 1930 Leutnant zur See
1 Oct 1932 Oberleutnant zur See
1 Apr 1936 Kapitänleutnant
1 Nov 1940 Korvettenkapitän
1 Jun 1944 Fregattenkapitän

Decorations

6 Jun 1939 Spanish Cross in Silver without Swords
21 Aug 1939 Spanisches Marineverdienstkreuz in Weiß am Bande 1. Klasse
15 Dec 1939 Iron Cross 2nd Class
Apr, 1940 U-boat War Badge 1939
Sep, 1940 Iron Cross 1st Class
20 Apr 1943 War Merit Cross 2nd Class with Swords
1 Sep 1943 War Merit Cross 1st Class with Swords
8 Sep 1944 German Cross in Gold

U-boat Commands

U-boatFromTo
U-28 12 Sep 1936 1 Nov 1938   No war patrols 
U-21 1937 1937   No war patrols 
U-43 26 Aug 1939 20 Oct 1940   5 patrols (181 days) 

Special thanks to Mr. Fernando Almeida for details on date of death.

Patrol info for Wilhelm Ambrosius

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-43 6 Nov 1939  Wilhelmshaven  14 Dec 1939  Wilhelmshaven  Patrol 1,39 days
2. U-43 13 Mar 1940  Wilhelmshaven  6 Apr 1940  Wilhelmshaven  Patrol 2,25 days
3. U-43 12 Apr 1940  Wilhelmshaven  23 Apr 1940  Wilhelmshaven  Patrol 3,12 days
4. U-43 13 May 1940  Wilhelmshaven  22 Jul 1940  Wilhelmshaven  Patrol 4,71 days
5. U-43 9 Sep 1940  Wilhelmshaven  12 Sep 1940  Bergen   4 days
6. U-43 15 Sep 1940  Bergen  18 Oct 1940  Lorient  Patrol 5,34 days
5 patrols, 181 days at sea

Ships hit by Wilhelm Ambrosius

Date U-boat Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
16 Nov 1939U-43 Arlington Court4,915brSL-7A
22 Nov 1939U-43 Arijon4,374fr14-BS
25 Nov 1939U-43 Uskmouth2,483br
 
21 Jun 1940U-43 Yarraville8,627br65-X
30 Jun 1940U-43 Avelona Star13,376brSL-36
9 Jul 1940U-43 Aylesbury3,944br
17 Jul 1940U-43 Fellside3,509brOA-184
25 Sep 1940U-43 Sulairia5,802brOB-217
 47,030

8 ships sunk (47,030 tons).

Legend
We have a picture of this vessel.


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