Hans-Gerrit von Stockhausen
Korvettenkapitän (Crew 26)
12 ships sunk, total tonnage 66,174 GRT
3 ships damaged, total tonnage 22,490 GRT
|Born||11 Aug 1907||Kassel|
|Died||15 Jan 1943||(35)||Berlin|
|U-13||30 Nov 1935||30 Sep 1937||No war patrols|
|U-65||15 Feb 1940||24 Mar 1941||5 patrols (195 days)|
Korvettenkapitän Hans-Gerrit von Stockhausen
Hans-Gerrit von Stockhausen began his naval career in April 1926. He served for a year on the torpedo boat Jaguar and commanded Peilboot V (survey ship) before transferring to the U-boat force in July 1935. As a 'man of the first hour' he was already commanding a U-boat in 1935, the small 'duck' type U-13. Two years later, according to some sources, he became a staff officer at FdU and later at BdU.
He left the BdU in December 1939 to commission a much larger long range boat, U-65. On his first patrol he mistakenly claimed the French steamship Champlain as sunk, but, operating in fog, had actually sunk the Berenice (Champlain was sunk by air-laid mines).
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Patrol info for Hans-Gerrit von Stockhausen
|1.||U-65||9 Apr 1940||Wilhelmshaven||14 May 1940||Wilhelmshaven||Patrol 1,||36 days|
|2.||U-65||8 Jun 1940||Wilhelmshaven||7 Jul 1940||Wilhelmshaven||Patrol 2,||30 days|
|3.||U-65||8 Aug 1940||Wilhelmshaven||19 Aug 1940||Lorient||Patrol 3,||12 days|
|4.||U-65||21 Aug 1940||Lorient||22 Aug 1940||Brest||2 days|
|5.||U-65||28 Aug 1940||Brest||25 Sep 1940||Lorient||Patrol 4,||29 days|
|6.||U-65||15 Oct 1940||Lorient||10 Jan 1941||Lorient||Patrol 5,||88 days|
|5 patrols, 195 days at sea|
Ships hit by Hans-Gerrit von Stockhausen
|Date||U-boat||Name of ship||Tons||Nat.||Convoy|
|21 Jun 1940||U-65||Berenice||1,177||nl|
|22 Jun 1940||U-65||Monique||7,011||fr|
|30 Jun 1940||U-65||Clan Ogilvy (d.)||5,802||br||SL-36|
|1 Jul 1940||U-65||Amstelland (d.)||8,156||nl||OA-175|
|15 Sep 1940||U-65||Hird||4,950||nw||HX-70|
|17 Sep 1940||U-65||Tregenna||5,242||br||HX-71|
|15 Nov 1940||U-65||Kohinur||5,168||br||OB-235|
|15 Nov 1940||U-65||Havbør||7,614||nw|
|16 Nov 1940||U-65||Fabian||3,059||br||OB-234|
|18 Nov 1940||U-65||Congonian||5,065||br|
|21 Dec 1940||U-65||Charles Pratt||8,982||pa|
|24 Dec 1940||U-65||British Premier||5,872||br||SLS-60|
|27 Dec 1940||U-65||Risanger||5,455||nw|
|31 Dec 1940||U-65||British Zeal (d.)||8,532||br||OB-260|
|2 Jan 1941||U-65||Nalgora||6,579||br||OB-261|
12 ships sunk (66,174 tons) and 3 ships damaged (22,490 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.