Ernst-Ludwig Balduhn

Oberleutnant zur See (Crew 38)


Successes
1 ship sunk, total tonnage 433 GRT

Born  27 Oct 1919 Rodmannshöfen, East Prussia
Died  20 Jan 2004(84)


Kriegsmarine Crew photo

Ranks

1 Oct 1938 Offiziersanwärter
1 Jul 1939 Seekadett
1 Dec 1939 Fähnrich zur See
1 Aug 1940 Oberfähnrich zur See
1 Apr 1941 Leutnant zur See
1 Apr 1943 Oberleutnant zur See

Decorations

1941 Iron Cross 2nd Class
1941 Fleet War Badge
17 Jul 1943 U-boat War Badge 1939
1944 Iron Cross 1st Class

U-boat Commands

U-boatFromTo
U-1163 6 Oct 1943 9 May 1945   4 patrols (71 days) 

Patrol info for Ernst-Ludwig Balduhn

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-1163 10 Jun 1944  Kiel  13 Jun 1944  Flekkefjord   4 days
2. U-1163 13 Jul 1944  Flekkefjord  19 Jul 1944  Arnöy  Patrol 1,7 days
3. U-1163 1 Aug 1944  Arnöy  2 Aug 1944  Egersund   2 days
4. U-1163 17 Aug 1944  Egersund  17 Aug 1944  Bergen   1 days
5. U-1163 22 Aug 1944  Bergen  23 Aug 1944  Stavanger   2 days
6. U-1163 26 Aug 1944  Stavanger  27 Aug 1944  Marviken   2 days
7. U-1163 21 Sep 1944  Marviken  24 Sep 1944  Trondheim   4 days
8. U-1163 3 Oct 1944  Trondheim  6 Oct 1944  Skjomenfjord   4 days
9. U-1163 12 Oct 1944  Skjomenfjord  13 Oct 1944  Bogenbucht   2 days
10. U-1163 15 Oct 1944  Bogenbucht  31 Oct 1944  Hammerfest  Patrol 2,17 days
11. U-1163 2 Nov 1944  Hammerfest  4 Nov 1944  Narvik   3 days
12. U-1163 8 Nov 1944  Narvik  12 Nov 1944  Tromsö   5 days
13. U-1163 14 Nov 1944  Tromsö  22 Nov 1944  Kilbotn   9 days
14. U-1163 25 Nov 1944  Kilbotn  16 Dec 1944  Bogenbucht  Patrol 3,22 days
15. U-1163 12 Jan 1945  Bogenbucht  15 Jan 1945  Trondheim   4 days
16. U-1163 28 Jan 1945  Trondheim  4 Feb 1945  Kristiansand   8 days
17. U-1163 15 Apr 1945  Kristiansand  9 May 1945  Kristiansand, Norway  Patrol 4,25 days
4 patrols, 71 days at sea

Ships hit by Ernst-Ludwig Balduhn

Date U-boat Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
3 Dec 1944U-1163 Revoljucija433sjKB-35
 433

1 ship sunk (433 tons).

Legend
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.

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