Hans-Georg Trox

Kapitänleutnant (Crew 36)

2 ships sunk, total tonnage 10,174 GRT

Born  21 Jan 1916 Schrotz, Deutsch Krone, Posen, West Prussia
Died  16 Jun 1943(27)Mediterranean

Kriegsmarine crew book photo


3 Apr 1936 Offiziersanwärter
10 Sep 1936 Seekadett
1 May 1937 Fähnrich zur See
1 Jul 1938 Oberfähnrich zur See
1 Oct 1938 Leutnant zur See
1 Oct 1940 Oberleutnant zur See
1 Jun 1943 Kapitänleutnant


U-boat Commands

U-97 2 Feb 1943 16 Jun 1943  (+)  2 patrols (36 days) 

Crew of 1936

Hans-Georg Trox 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.

Patrol info for Hans-Georg Trox

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-97 10 Apr 1943  La Spezia  3 May 1943  Pola  Patrol 1,24 days
2. U-97 5 Jun 1943  Pola  16 Jun 1943  Sunk  Patrol 2,12 days
2 patrols, 36 days at sea

Ships hit by Hans-Georg Trox

Date U-boat Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
12 Jun 1943U-97 Palima1,179nl
15 Jun 1943U-97 Athelmonarch8,995br

2 ships sunk (10,174 tons).

We have a picture of this vessel.

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

German U-boat Commanders of World War II

Busch, Rainer and Röll, Hans-Joachim

Listing of all U-boat commanders

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