Rolf Dau

Fregattenkapitän (Crew 26)

1 ship damaged, total tonnage 4,803 GRT

Born  1 Apr 1906 Berlin-Charlottenburg


1 Apr 1926 Offiziersanwärter
1 Apr 1928 Fähnrich zur See
1 May 1930 Oberfähnrich zur See
1 Oct 1930 Leutnant zur See
1933 Oberleutnant zur See
1 Apr 1936 Kapitänleutnant
1 Apr 1941 Korvettenkapitän
1 Jan 1945 Fregattenkapitän


U-boat Commands

U-5 31 Aug 1935 27 Sep 1936   No war patrols 
U-31 28 Dec 1936 8 Nov 1938   No war patrols 
U-42 15 Jul 1939 13 Oct 1939   1 patrol (12 days) 

Patrol info for Rolf Dau

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-42 2 Oct 1939  Wilhelmshaven  13 Oct 1939  Sunk  Patrol 1,12 days

Ships hit by Rolf Dau

Date U-boat Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
13 Oct 1939U-42 Stonepool (d.)4,803brOB-17

1 ship damaged (4,803 tons).

We have a picture of this vessel.
(d.) means the ship was damaged.

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.

Special thanks to Fernando Almeida for data on ranks and decorations.

Media links

German U-boat Commanders of World War II

Busch, Rainer and Röll, Hans-Joachim

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