Korvettenkapitän (Crew 32)
7 ships sunk, total tonnage 31,492 GRT
2 ships damaged, total tonnage 13,131 GRT
|Born||22 Nov 1912||Tübingen|
|Died||31 Jul 1942||(29)||Central North Atlantic|
|U-588||18 Sep 1941||31 Jul 1942 (+)||4 patrols (130 days)|
Victor Vogel joined the German Navy (Reichsmarine) in 1932. He served in anti-submarine and mine-sweeping flotillas fro July 1939 to March 1941, his last command being the 1st and 3rd Flotillas.
In March 1941 Vogel joined the U-boat force and finished his training in June when he went straight to the U-boat Commander course at the 24th Flotilla, finishing in August 1941.
On 18 Sept 1941 Kapitänleutnant Victor Vogel took command of the new boat U-588 in Hamburg after having spent the last few weeks in U-boat familiarization (Baubelehrung) at the yard. With this boat he would go out on 4 patrols, sinking 7 ships (31,492 GRT) and damaging one more (7,460 GRT).
Kptlt. Victor Vogel was killed along with his entire crew of 46 men when U-588 was sunk in the North Atlantic on 31 July 1942 by depth charges from the Canadian corvette HMCS Wetaskiwin and Canadian destroyer HMCS Skeena (Niestlé, 1998).
Patrol info for Victor Vogel
|1.||U-588||8 Jan 1942||Kiel||30 Jan 1942||Lorient||Patrol 1,||23 days|
|2.||U-588||12 Feb 1942||Lorient||27 Mar 1942||St. Nazaire||Patrol 2,||44 days|
|3.||U-588||19 Apr 1942||St. Nazaire||7 Jun 1942||St. Nazaire||Patrol 3,||50 days|
|4.||U-588||19 Jul 1942||St. Nazaire||31 Jul 1942||Sunk||Patrol 4,||13 days|
|4 patrols, 130 days at sea|
Ships hit by Victor Vogel
|Date||U-boat||Name of ship||Tons||Nat.||Convoy|
|22 Jan 1942||U-588||Caledonian Monarch||5,851||br||SC-63|
|1 Mar 1942||U-588||Carperby||4,890||br||ON-66|
|10 Mar 1942||U-588||Gulftrade||6,776||am|
|9 May 1942||U-588||Greylock (d.)||7,460||am|
|10 May 1942||U-588||Kitty´s Brook||4,031||br|
|17 May 1942||U-588||Skottland||2,117||nw|
|18 May 1942||U-588||Fort Binger (d.)||5,671||br||ONS-92|
|22 May 1942||U-588||Plow City||3,282||am|
|23 May 1942||U-588||Margot||4,545||br|
7 ships sunk (31,492 tons) and 2 ships damaged (13,131 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.