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

Kriegsmarine Crew photo


8 Apr 1934 Offiziersanwärter
1 Jul 1935 Fähnrich zur See
1 Jan 1937 Oberfähnrich zur See
1 Apr 1937 Leutnant zur See
1 Apr 1939 Oberleutnant zur See


8 Mar 1941 Iron Cross 2nd Class
11 Apr 1941 U-boat War Badge 1939
14 Nov 1941 Iron Cross 1st Class

U-boat Commands

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

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
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 1941U-374 Rose Schiaffino3,349br
11 Dec 1941U-374 HMS Lady Shirley477br
11 Dec 1941U-374 HMS Rosabelle515br

3 ships sunk (4,341 tons).

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

Naval Officers Under Hitler

Rust, Eric C.

Listing of all U-boat commanders

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