Horst Deckert

Kapitänleutnant (Crew 37a)


Successes
2 ships sunk, total tonnage 8,774 GRT
1 warship sunk, total tonnage 255 tons (lost aboard transport ships)
3 ships damaged, total tonnage 22,928 GRT

Born  11 Oct 1918 Hannover
Died  12 Apr 1988(69)


Ranks

3 Apr 1937 Offiziersanwärter
21 Sep 1937 Seekadett
1 May 1938 Fähnrich zur See
1 Jul 1939 Oberfähnrich zur See
1 Aug 1939 Leutnant zur See
1 Sep 1941 Oberleutnant zur See
1 Jan 1944 Kapitänleutnant

Decorations

24 Apr 1941 Iron Cross 2nd Class
24 Apr 1941 U-boat War Badge 1939
1942 Iron Cross 1st Class
19 Nov 1943 German Cross in Gold

U-boat Commands

U-boatFromTo
U-8 1 Aug 1941 16 May 1942   No war patrols 
U-73 1 Oct 1942 16 Dec 1943   7 patrols (149 days) 

Patrol info for Horst Deckert

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-73 20 Oct 1942  La Spezia  19 Nov 1942  La Spezia  Patrol 1,31 days
2. U-73 1 Dec 1942  La Spezia  8 Dec 1942  La Spezia  Patrol 2,8 days
3. U-73 22 Dec 1942  La Spezia  13 Jan 1943  La Spezia  Patrol 3,23 days
4. U-73 12 Jun 1943  La Spezia  1 Jul 1943  Toulon  Patrol 4,20 days
5. U-73 2 Aug 1943  Toulon  29 Aug 1943  Toulon  Patrol 5,28 days
6. U-73 5 Oct 1943  Toulon  30 Oct 1943  Toulon  Patrol 6,26 days
7. U-73 4 Dec 1943  Toulon  16 Dec 1943    Patrol 7,13 days
7 patrols, 149 days at sea

Ships hit by Horst Deckert

Date U-boat Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
14 Nov 1942U-73 Lalande (d.)7,453brTorch
 
1 Jan 1943U-73 Arthur Middleton7,176amUGS-3
1 Jan 1943U-73 USS LCT-21 [Trans.]255amUGS-3
21 Jun 1943U-73 Brinkburn1,598brTE-22
27 Jun 1943U-73 Abbeydale (d.)8,299brXTG-2
16 Dec 1943U-73 John S. Copley (d.)7,176amGUS-24
 31,957

3 ships sunk (9,029 tons) and 3 ships damaged (22,928 tons).

Legend
We have a picture of this vessel.
(d.) means the ship was damaged.
[Trans.] indicates the vessel was lost while being transported on another vessel.


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

Media links


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German U-boat Commanders of World War II

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