Wilhelm Fröhlich

Korvettenkapitän (Crew 29)


Successes
2 ships sunk, total tonnage 2,813 GRT
1 ship sunk, total tonnage 1,617 GRT

Born  10 Mar 1910 Zeitz
Died  4 Dec 1939(29)North Sea


Wilhelm Frohlich while serving in the Reichsmarine.

Ranks

1 Apr 1929 Offiziersanwärter
1 Jan 1931 Fähnrich zur See
1 Apr 1933 Oberfähnrich zur See
1 Oct 1933 Leutnant zur See
1 Jun 1935 Oberleutnant zur See
1 Jul 1938 Kapitänleutnant
1 Dec 1939 Korvettenkapitän

Decorations

U-boat Commands

U-boatFromTo
U-36 1 Feb 1939 4 Dec 1939  (+)  3 patrols (34 days) 

Patrol info for Wilhelm Fröhlich

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-36 31 Aug 1939  Wilhelmshaven  6 Sep 1939  Kiel  Patrol 1,7 days
2. U-36 7 Sep 1939  Kiel  30 Sep 1939  Kiel  Patrol 2,24 days
3. U-36 2 Dec 1939  Kiel  4 Dec 1939  Sunk  Patrol 3,3 days
3 patrols, 34 days at sea

Ships hit by Wilhelm Fröhlich

Date U-boat Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
15 Sep 1939U-36 Truro974br
25 Sep 1939U-36 Silesia1,839sw
27 Sep 1939U-36 Algeria (c.)1,617sw
 4,430

3 ships sunk (4,430 tons).

Legend
We have a picture of this vessel.
(c.) means the ship was captured (included in ships & tonnage lost).


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


German U-boat Commanders of World War II

Busch, Rainer and Röll, Hans-Joachim

Listing of all U-boat commanders