Rudolf Franzius

Korvettenkapitän (Crew 32)


Successes
3 ships sunk, total tonnage 12,045 GRT
1 ship damaged, total tonnage 5,496 GRT

Born  5 Jun 1911 Hamburg
Died  5 Oct 1965(54)Stuttgart, Germany


Ranks

1 Oct 1937 Oberleutnant zur See
1 Apr 1940 Kapitänleutnant
1 Oct 1944 Korvettenkapitän

Decorations

U-boat Commands

U-boatFromTo
U-145 19 Dec 1940 21 Oct 1941   3 patrols (55 days) 
U-438 22 Nov 1941 29 Mar 1943   3 patrols (127 days) 

Special thanks to Mr. Fernando Almeida for details on date of death.

Patrol info for Rudolf Franzius

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-145 18 Jun 1941  Gotenhafen  6 Jul 1941  Stormelö  Patrol 1,19 days
2. U-145 14 Jul 1941  Stormelö  29 Jul 1941  Stormelö  Patrol 2,16 days
3. U-145 9 Aug 1941  Stormelö  28 Aug 1941  Oxhöft  Patrol 3,20 days
4. U-438 1 Aug 1942  Kiel  3 Sep 1942  Brest  Patrol 4,34 days
5. U-438 6 Oct 1942  Brest  19 Nov 1942  Brest  Patrol 5,45 days
6. U-438 31 Dec 1942  Brest  16 Feb 1943  Brest  Patrol 6,48 days
6 patrols, 182 days at sea

Ships hit by Rudolf Franzius

Date U-boat Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
10 Aug 1942U-438 Condylis4,439grSC-94
10 Aug 1942U-438 Oregon6,008brSC-94
25 Aug 1942U-438 Trolla1,598nwONS-122
2 Nov 1942U-438 Hartington (d.)5,496brSC-107
 17,541

3 ships sunk (12,045 tons) and 1 ship damaged (5,496 tons).

Legend
We have a picture of this vessel.
(d.) means the ship was damaged.

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