Unno von Fischel
Oberleutnant zur See (Crew 34)
1 ship sunk, total tonnage 3,349 GRT
2 auxiliary warships sunk, total tonnage 992 GRT
|Born||5 Nov 1915||Kiel|
|Died||12 Jan 1942||(26)||Mediterranean|
|U-374||21 Jun 1941||12 Jan 1942 (+)||3 patrols (79 days)|
Unno von Fischel was the son of an admiral in the German Navy, Hermann von Fischel. Hermann commanded the U-65 during WWI.
When Unno's boat, U-374, was sunk by the British submarine Unbeaten he and all but one of his men died (Niestlé, 1998). U-374 had been damaged two days earlier and was unable to dive on its return to port when ambushed by the British submarine.
Busch, R. and Röll, H-J. (1998). German U-boat commanders of World War II.
Niestlé, A. (1998). German U-boat losses during World War II.
Patrol info for Unno von Fischel
|1.||U-374||29 Sep 1941||Kiel||11 Nov 1941||Brest||Patrol 1,||44 days|
|2.||U-374||6 Dec 1941||Brest||14 Dec 1941||La Spezia||Patrol 2,||9 days|
|3.||U-374||18 Dec 1941||La Spezia||12 Jan 1942||Sunk||Patrol 3,||26 days|
|3 patrols, 79 days at sea|
Ships hit by Unno von Fischel
|Date||U-boat||Name of ship||Tons||Nat.||Convoy|
|31 Oct 1941||U-374||Rose Schiaffino||3,349||br|
|11 Dec 1941||U-374||HMS Lady Shirley||477||br|
|11 Dec 1941||U-374||HMS Rosabelle||515||br|
3 ships sunk (4,341 tons).
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