Hermann Eckhardt

Kapitänleutnant (Crew 36)

1 warship sunk, total tonnage 1,340 tons

Born  15 Jun 1916 Aachen
Died  11 Mar 1943(26)North Atlantic

Kriegsmarine crew book photo


3 Apr 1936 Offiziersanwärter
10 Sep 1936 Seekadett
1 May 1937 Fähnrich zur See
1 Jul 1938 Oberfähnrich zur See
1 Oct 1938 Leutnant zur See
1 Oct 1940 Oberleutnant zur See
1 Mar 1943 Kapitänleutnant


20 Feb 1941 U-boat War Badge 1939
1941 Iron Cross 2nd Class

U-boat Commands

U-28 22 Jun 1941 20 Mar 1942   No war patrols 
U-432 16 Jan 1943 11 Mar 1943  (+)  1 patrol (26 days) 

Patrol info for Hermann Eckhardt

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-432 14 Feb 1943  La Pallice  11 Mar 1943  Sunk  Patrol 1,26 days

Ships hit by Hermann Eckhardt

Date U-boat Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
11 Mar 1943U-432 HMS Harvester (H 19)1,340brHX-228

1 ship sunk (1,340 tons).

We have a picture of this vessel.

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

U-Boat Attack Logs

Daniel Morgan and Bruce Taylor

(£ 38.25)

German U-boat Commanders of World War II

Busch, Rainer and Röll, Hans-Joachim

Listing of all U-boat commanders

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