Horst Wellner

Kapitänleutnant (Crew 29)


Successes
1 auxiliary warship sunk, total tonnage 57 GRT

Born  30 Sep 1908 Zwickau, Saxony
Died  25 Oct 1939(31)English Channel


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Ranks

1 Apr 1929 Offiziersanwärter
1 Jan 1931 Fähnrich zur See
1 Apr 1933 Oberfähnrich zur See
1 Oct 1933 Leutnant zur See
1 Jun 1935 Oberleutnant zur See
1 Oct 1938 Kapitänleutnant

Decorations

U-boat Commands

U-boatFromTo
U-14 5 Oct 1937 11 Oct 1939   2 patrols (25 days) 
U-16 12 Oct 1939 25 Oct 1939  (+)  1 patrol (8 days) 

Patrol info for Horst Wellner

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-14 30 Aug 1939  Memel  6 Sep 1939  Swinemünde  Patrol 1,8 days
2. U-14 7 Sep 1939  Swinemünde  8 Sep 1939  Kiel   2 days
3. U-14 13 Sep 1939  Kiel  29 Sep 1939  Kiel  Patrol 2,17 days
4. U-16 18 Oct 1939  Kiel  25 Oct 1939    Patrol 3,8 days
3 patrols, 33 days at sea

Ships hit by Horst Wellner

Date U-boat Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
21 Nov 1939U-16 Ste. Claire [Mine]57fr
 57

1 ship sunk (57 tons).

Legend
[Mine] indicates the vessel was hit by a mine laid by said U-boat.


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