Kapitänleutnant (Crew 36)
|Born||25 Mar 1916||Dahl-Deipenbrink|
|Died||10 Apr 1945||(29)||Flensburg, Germany|
|U-855||2 Aug 1943||2 Apr 1944||No war patrols|
Crew of 1936
Albert Sürenhagen was one of the Kriegsmarine's famous Olympia Crew. This Crew chose the Olympic rings as their symbol (the 1936 Olympic games were held in Berlin). It was the largest Crew, and produced more U-boat commanders than any other – of the 164 who 'graduated', 140 took command during the war.
He died from illness aboard the depot ship Black Watch in Flensburg, and is buried in Friedenshügel Cemetery, Flensburg. The ship was sunk by British air action less than a month later at Kilbotn, Norway, as was U-711.
Special thanks to Mr. Fernando Almeida for details on date of death.
Patrol info for Albert Sürenhagen
This commander did not go out on patrols with his boats.
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.