Otto Fechner

Korvettenkapitän (Crew 24)


Successes
3 ships sunk, total tonnage 8,133 GRT

Born  15 Nov 1905 Kröben, Posen
Died  6 Jan 1943(37)off South America, NW of Pernambuco


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Ranks

31 Mar 1924 Offiziersanwärter
19 Jun 1925 Seekadett
1 Apr 1926 Fähnrich zur See
1 May 1928 Oberfähnrich zur See
1 Oct 1928 Leutnant zur See
1 Jul 1930 Oberleutnant zur See
1 Jun 1935 Kapitänleutnant
1 Aug 1939 Korvettenkapitän

Decorations

Nov, 1939 Iron Cross 2nd Class
1940 Iron Cross 1st Class
28 Oct 1941 Fleet War Badge
8 Oct 1942 U-boat War Badge 1939

U-boat Commands

U-boatFromTo
U-164 28 Nov 1941 6 Jan 1943  (+)  2 patrols (121 days) 

Patrol info for Otto Fechner

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-164 18 Jul 1942  Kiel  7 Oct 1942  Lorient  Patrol 1,82 days
2. U-164 29 Nov 1942  Lorient  6 Jan 1943  Sunk  Patrol 2,39 days
2 patrols, 121 days at sea

Ships hit by Otto Fechner

Date U-boat Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
25 Aug 1942U-164 Stad Amsterdam3,780nlWAT-15
6 Sep 1942U-164 John A. Holloway1,745caGAT-2
 
1 Jan 1943U-164 Brageland2,608sw
 8,133

3 ships sunk (8,133 tons).

Legend
We have a picture of this vessel.


About ranks and decorations
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

Listing of all U-boat commanders