Ludwig Forster

Oberleutnant zur See (Crew 36)


Successes
3 ships sunk, total tonnage 17,755 GRT
1 warship sunk, total tonnage 900 tons

Born  9 Oct 1915 Lauingen near Dillingen
Died  22 Aug 1942(26)US waters


Ranks

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

Decorations

26 Sep 1939 Iron Cross 2nd Class

U-boat Commands

U-boatFromTo
U-62 20 May 1941 Sep, 1941   No war patrols 
U-654 2 Dec 1941 22 Aug 1942  (+)  4 patrols (162 days) 

Patrol info for Ludwig Forster

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-654 4 Dec 1941  Stavanger  4 Dec 1941  Stavanger   1 days
2. U-654 7 Dec 1941  Stavanger  9 Dec 1941  Bergen   3 days
3. U-654 15 Dec 1941  Bergen  25 Dec 1941  Brest  Patrol 1,11 days
4. U-654 3 Jan 1942  Brest  19 Feb 1942  Brest  Patrol 2,48 days
5. U-654 21 Mar 1942  Brest  19 May 1942  Brest  Patrol 3,60 days
6. U-654 9 Jul 1942  Brest  10 Jul 1942  Lorient   2 days
7. U-654 11 Jul 1942  Lorient  22 Aug 1942  Sunk  Patrol 4,43 days
4 patrols, 162 days at sea

Ships hit by Ludwig Forster

Date U-boat Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
9 Feb 1942U-654 FFL Alysse (K 100)900frON-60
10 Apr 1942U-654 Empire Prairie7,010br
20 Apr 1942U-654 Steel Maker6,176am
20 Apr 1942U-654 Agra4,569sw
 18,655

4 ships sunk (18,655 tons).

Legend
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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

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German U-boat Commanders of World War II

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