Herbert Uhlig

Kapitänleutnant (Crew 35)

1 ship sunk, total tonnage 5,242 GRT
1 warship sunk, total tonnage 291 tons (lost aboard transport ships)
1 ship damaged, total tonnage 5,848 GRT

Born  27 Feb 1916 Chemnitz
Died  20 Oct 1997(81)Buchholz, Germany


5 Apr 1935 Offiziersanwärter
25 Sep 1935 Seekadett
1 Jul 1936 Fähnrich zur See
1 Jan 1938 Oberfähnrich zur See
1 Apr 1938 Leutnant zur See
1 Oct 1939 Oberleutnant zur See
1 Jun 1942 Kapitänleutnant


U-boat Commands

U-527 2 Sep 1942 23 Jul 1943   2 patrols (138 days) 

Patrol info for Herbert Uhlig

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-527 9 Feb 1943  Kiel  12 Apr 1943  Lorient  Patrol 1,63 days
2. U-527 10 May 1943  Lorient  23 Jul 1943  Sunk  Patrol 2,75 days
2 patrols, 138 days at sea

Ships hit by Herbert Uhlig

Date U-boat Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
8 Mar 1943U-527 Fort Lamy5,242brSC-121
8 Mar 1943U-527 HMS LCT-2480 [Trans.]291brSC-121
19 Mar 1943U-527 Mathew Luckenbach (d.)5,848amHX-229

2 ships sunk (5,533 tons) and 1 ship damaged (5,848 tons).

We have a picture of this vessel.
(d.) means the ship was damaged.
[Trans.] indicates the vessel was lost while being transported on another 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

U-Boat Attack Logs

Daniel Morgan and Bruce Taylor

(£ 38.25)

German U-boat Commanders of World War II

Busch, Rainer and Röll, Hans-Joachim

Listing of all U-boat commanders

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