Hermann Zander


No ships sunk or damaged.

Born  28 Jul 1910 Böhlitz-Ehrenburg, Leipzig
Died  30 Nov 1987(77)


1 Oct 1942 Oberleutnant zur See
1 Apr 1945 Kapitänleutnant


  Iron Cross 2nd Class

U-boat Commands

U-1205 2 Mar 1944 3 May 1945   No war patrols 

Hermann Zander joined the Kriegsmarine in 1929. He served as a torpedo officer on the light cruiser Nürnberg from Nov 1941 to May 1943. He then went through U-boat training until Oct 1943, followed by U-boat Commander training with the 3rd ULD (U-Boots-Lehr-Division, training section), then the 23rd (Training) Flotilla and 24th (Training) Flotilla until Jan 1944 (Busch & Röll, 1999).

Oblt. Zander attended U-boat construction familiarization (Baubelehrung) at Danzig Jan - March 1944 to prepare him for his own command of a new U-boat. On 2 March 1944 he commissioned the type VIIC U-boat U-1205 (Busch & Röll, 1999).

U-1205 never saw active service, and Kptlt. Zander scuttled her during Operation Regenbogen at Kiel on 3 May 1945 (Niestlé, 1998).


Busch, R. and Röll, H-J. (1999). German U-boat commanders of World War II.
Niestlé, A. (1998). German U-boat losses during World War II.

Patrol info for Hermann Zander

This commander did not go out on patrols with his boats.

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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