Hans Dunkelberg

Oberleutnant zur See (Crew 37b)


Successes
1 ship sunk, total tonnage 7,200 GRT
1 warship sunk, total tonnage 54 tons (lost aboard transport ships)

Born  7 Aug 1918 Mülheim, Ruhr
Died  15 Oct 1999(81)Mülheim/Northrhine-Westphalia, Germany


Kriegsmarine Crew photo

Ranks

9 Oct 1937 Offiziersanwärter
1 Apr 1939 Fähnrich zur See
1 Mar 1940 Oberfähnrich zur See
1 May 1940 Leutnant zur See
1 Apr 1942 Oberleutnant zur See

Decorations

1941 Destroyer War Badge
1941 Iron Cross 2nd Class
17 Jan 1944 U-boat War Badge 1939
Feb 1944 Iron Cross 1st Class
1945 U-boat Front Clasp

U-boat Commands

U-boatFromTo
U-716 15 Apr 1943 24 Jan 1945   6 patrols (123 days) 

Special thanks to Mr. Fernando Almeida for details on date of death.

Patrol info for Hans Dunkelberg

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-716 11 Dec 1943  Kiel  14 Dec 1943  Bergen   4 days
2. U-716 15 Dec 1943  Bergen  16 Jan 1944  Hammerfest  Patrol 1,33 days
3. U-716 25 Jan 1944  Hammerfest  18 Feb 1944  Hammerfest  Patrol 2,25 days
4. U-716 23 Feb 1944  Hammerfest  24 Feb 1944  Hammerfest   2 days
5. U-716 24 Feb 1944  Hammerfest  24 Feb 1944  Narvik   1 days
6. U-716 29 Feb 1944  Narvik  29 Feb 1944  Hammerfest   1 days
7. U-716 1 Mar 1944  Hammerfest  7 Mar 1944  Narvik  Patrol 3,7 days
8. U-716 10 Mar 1944  Narvik  11 Mar 1944  Hammerfest   2 days
9. U-716 30 Mar 1944  Hammerfest  17 Apr 1944  Bergen  Patrol 4,19 days
10. U-716 14 Jun 1944  Bergen  17 Jun 1944  Skjomenfjord   4 days
11. U-716 20 Jun 1944  Skjomenfjord  22 Jul 1944  Hammerfest  Patrol 5,33 days
12. U-716 23 Jul 1944  Hammerfest  25 Jul 1944  Narvik   3 days
13. U-716 26 Jul 1944  Narvik  31 Jul 1944  Bergen   6 days
14. U-716 17 Sep 1944  Bergen  22 Sep 1944  Kiel   6 days
15. U-716 22 Sep 1944  Kiel  23 Sep 1944  Lübeck   2 days
16. U-716 6 Oct 1944  Lübeck  6 Oct 1944  Kiel   1 days
17. U-716 10 Oct 1944  Kiel  10 Oct 1944  Lübeck   1 days
18. U-716 5 Nov 1944  Lübeck  6 Nov 1944  Kiel   2 days
19. U-716 20 Nov 1944  Kiel  24 Nov 1944  Horten   5 days
20. U-716 3 Dec 1944  Horten  7 Dec 1944  Harstad   5 days
21. U-716 7 Jan 1945  Harstad  12 Jan 1945  Bogenbucht  Patrol 6,6 days
6 patrols, 123 days at sea

Ships hit by Hans Dunkelberg

Date U-boat Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
26 Jan 1944U-716 Andrew G. Curtin7,200amJW-56A
26 Jan 1944U-716 USS PTC-39 [Trans.]54amJW-56A
 7,254

2 ships sunk (7,254 tons).

Legend
We have a picture of this vessel.
[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


U-Boat Attack Logs

Daniel Morgan and Bruce Taylor


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German U-boat Commanders of World War II

Busch, Rainer and Röll, Hans-Joachim

Listing of all U-boat commanders