Hans-Jürgen Sthamer

Oberleutnant zur See (Crew 37b)


Successes
1 warship sunk, total tonnage 1,300 tons
1 warship a total loss, total tonnage 11,420 tons

Born  26 Jul 1919 Lübeck
Died  24 Aug 1944(25)Barents Sea


Ranks

9 Oct 1937 Offiziersanwärter
1 Apr 1939 Fähnrich zur See
1 Mar 1940 Oberfähnrich zur See
1 May 1940 Leutnant zur See
1 Apr 1942 Oberleutnant zur See

Decorations

  Iron Cross 2nd Class
  Iron Cross 1st Class
31 Aug 1944 German Cross in Gold (posthumous)

U-boat Commands

U-boatFromTo
U-354 22 Feb 1944 24 Aug 1944  (+)  4 patrols (85 days) 

Patrol info for Hans-Jürgen Sthamer

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-354 2 Mar 1944  Trondheim  5 Mar 1944  Narvik   4 days
2. U-354 8 Mar 1944  Narvik  12 Apr 1944  Narvik  Patrol 1,36 days
3. U-354 18 Apr 1944  Narvik  3 May 1944  Narvik  Patrol 2,16 days
4. U-354 6 May 1944  Narvik  10 May 1944  Bergen   5 days
5. U-354 24 Jun 1944  Bergen  28 Jun 1944  Bogenbucht   5 days
6. U-354 30 Jun 1944  Bogenbucht  3 Jul 1944  Tromsö  Patrol 3,4 days
7. U-354 4 Jul 1944  Tromsö  28 Jul 1944  Narvik  Patrol 3,25 days
8. U-354 21 Aug 1944  Narvik  24 Aug 1944  Sunk  Patrol 4,4 days
4 patrols, 85 days at sea

Ships hit by Hans-Jürgen Sthamer

Date U-boat Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
22 Aug 1944U-354 HMS Nabob (D 77) (t.)11,420br
22 Aug 1944U-354 HMS Bickerton (K 466)1,300br
 12,720

2 ships sunk (12,720 tons).

Legend
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(t.) means the ship was a total loss (included in ships & tonnage lost).


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.

Media links


U-Boat Attack Logs

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German U-boat Commanders of World War II

Busch, Rainer and Röll, Hans-Joachim

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