Kapitänleutnant (Crew 35)
14 ships sunk, total tonnage 74,087 GRT
|Born||13 Mar 1916||Bremen|
|Died||12 Nov 1943||(27)||Bay of Biscay|
|U-80||8 Apr 1941||5 Oct 1941||No war patrols|
|U-508||20 Oct 1941||12 Nov 1943 (+)||6 patrols (294 days)|
Georg Staats began his naval career in April 1935. He served on the light cruiser Karlsruhe and the battle cruiser Gneisenau before transferring to the U-boat force in April 1939. He served in 1939 and 1940 as watch officer on U-5 and U A. In April 1941 he commissioned the type VIIC boat U-80 and commanded this school boat until October 1941.
Georg Staats was lost with the entire crew of U-508 when the boat was sunk on 12 November 1943 in the Bay of Biscay north of Cape Ortegal, Spain by bombs from an American B-24 Liberator aircraft (Niestlé, 1998).
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Patrol info for Georg Staats
|1.||U-508||25 Jun 1942||Kiel||15 Sep 1942||Lorient||Patrol 1,||83 days|
|2.||U-508||17 Oct 1942||Lorient||6 Jan 1943||Lorient||Patrol 2,||82 days|
|3.||U-508||22 Feb 1943||Lorient||15 Mar 1943||Lorient||Patrol 3,||22 days|
|4.||U-508||29 May 1943||Lorient||31 May 1943||Lorient||Patrol 4,||3 days|
|5.||U-508||7 Jun 1943||Lorient||14 Sep 1943||Lorient||Patrol 5,||100 days|
|6.||U-508||1 Nov 1943||Lorient||3 Nov 1943||St. Nazaire||3 days|
|7.||U-508||9 Nov 1943||St. Nazaire||12 Nov 1943||Sunk||Patrol 6,||4 days|
|6 patrols, 294 days at sea|
Ships hit by Georg Staats
|Date||U-boat||Name of ship||Tons||Nat.||Convoy|
|12 Aug 1942||U-508||Manzanillo||1,025||cu||SpecCon-12|
|12 Aug 1942||U-508||Santiago de Cuba||1,685||cu||SpecCon-12|
|7 Nov 1942||U-508||Nathaniel Hawthorne||7,176||am||TAG-19|
|7 Nov 1942||U-508||Lindenhall||5,248||br||TAG-19|
|17 Nov 1942||U-508||City of Corinth||5,318||br|
|27 Nov 1942||U-508||Clan Macfadyen||6,191||br|
|28 Nov 1942||U-508||Empire Cromwell||5,970||br|
|1 Dec 1942||U-508||Trevalgan||5,299||br|
|2 Dec 1942||U-508||City of Bath||5,079||br|
|3 Dec 1942||U-508||Solon II||4,561||br|
|9 Dec 1942||U-508||Nigerian||5,423||br|
|9 Jul 1943||U-508||De la Salle||8,400||br||ST-71|
|9 Jul 1943||U-508||Manchester Citizen||5,343||br||ST-71|
|18 Jul 1943||U-508||Incomati||7,369||br|
14 ships sunk (74,087 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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