Rudolf Baltz

Oberleutnant zur See (Crew 38)

1 ship sunk, total tonnage 4,819 GRT

Born  2 Jul 1920 Berlin-Charlottenburg
Died  20 Apr 2008(87)Wedel, Germany

Kriegsmarine Crew photo


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 Jan 1943 Oberleutnant zur See


10 Dec 1942 Iron Cross 2nd Class
27 Mar 1943 U-boat War Badge 1939
17 Jun 1943 Iron Cross 1st Class

U-boat Commands

U-603 3 May 1943 28 Jan 1944   2 patrols (129 days) 

Patrol info for Rudolf Baltz

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-603 5 May 1943  Brest  16 Jul 1943  Brest  Patrol 1,73 days
2. U-603 9 Sep 1943  Brest  3 Nov 1943  Brest  Patrol 2,56 days
2 patrols, 129 days at sea

Ships hit by Rudolf Baltz

Date U-boat Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
12 May 1943U-603 Brand4,819nwHX-237

1 ship sunk (4,819 tons).

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

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