Hubert Verpoorten

Oberleutnant zur See (Crew 40)

No ships sunk or damaged.

Born  7 Sep 1922 Hamborn
Died  21 Nov 1995(73)

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 Leutnant zur See
10 Sep 1944 Oberleutnant zur See


U-boat Commands

U-19 7 Sep 1944 11 Sep 1944   1 patrol (4 days) 

Ltn. Hubert Verpoorten was one of the youngest U-boat commanders during WWII when he took command of U-19 in the Black Sea on 7 Sept 1944. He was only 22 years old at the time. He scuttled his boat 4 days later (Niestlé, 1998).


Busch, R. and Röll, H-J. (1999). German U-boat commanders of World War II.
Busch, R. and Röll, H-J. (1997). Der U-Bootkrieg 1939-1945 (Band 2).
Niestlé, A. (1998). German U-boat losses during World War II.

Patrol info for Hubert Verpoorten

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-19 7 Sep 1944  *at sea*  10 Sep 1944    Patrol 1,4 days

Media links

German U-boat Commanders of World War II

Busch, Rainer and Röll, Hans-Joachim

Listing of all U-boat commanders