Peter-Ottmar Grau

Kapitänleutnant (Crew 34)


Successes
4 ships sunk, total tonnage 8,869 GRT

Born  3 May 1915 Hamburg
Died  7 Oct 1994(79)


Kriegsmarine Crew photo

Ranks

8 Apr 1934 Offiziersanwärter
1 Jul 1935 Fähnrich zur See
1 Jan 1937 Oberfähnrich zur See
1 Apr 1937 Leutnant zur See
1 Apr 1939 Oberleutnant zur See
1 Jan 1942 Kapitänleutnant

Decorations

 Iron Cross 2nd Class
 Iron Cross 1st Class
 Minesweeper War Badge
14 Feb 1944 German Cross in Gold
 U-boat War Badge 1939

U-boat Commands

U-boatFromTo
U-46 Oct, 1941 19 Nov 1941   No war patrols 
U-601 18 Dec 1941 28 Nov 1943   7 patrols (191 days) 
U-872 10 Feb 1944 29 Jul 1944   No war patrols 
U-3015 17 Dec 1944 5 May 1945   No war patrols 

Patrol info for Peter-Ottmar Grau

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-601 4 Jul 1942  Kiel  10 Jul 1942  Narvik   7 days
2. U-601 14 Jul 1942  Narvik  3 Aug 1942  Kirkenes  Patrol 1,21 days
3. U-601 9 Aug 1942  Kirkenes  20 Sep 1942  Neidenfjord  Patrol 2,43 days
4. U-601 22 Sep 1942  Neidenfjord  24 Sep 1942  Bergen   3 days
5. U-601 31 Oct 1942  Bergen  3 Nov 1942  Narvik   4 days
6. U-601 5 Nov 1942  Narvik  7 Dec 1942  Harstad  Patrol 3,33 days
7. U-601 8 Dec 1942  Harstad  8 Dec 1942  Narvik   1 days
8. U-601 15 Dec 1942  Narvik  24 Dec 1942  Kiel   10 days
9. U-601 3 Apr 1943  Kiel  5 Apr 1943  Kristiansand   3 days
10. U-601 6 Apr 1943  Kristiansand  7 Apr 1943  Bergen   2 days
11. U-601 15 Apr 1943  Bergen  14 May 1943  Bergen  Patrol 4,30 days
12. U-601 15 May 1943  Harstad  15 May 1943  Narvik   1 days
13. U-601 7 Jul 1943  Narvik  10 Jul 1943  Narvik   4 days
14. U-601 14 Jul 1943  Narvik  25 Jul 1943  Hammerfest  Patrol 5,12 days
15. U-601 26 Jul 1943  Hammerfest  27 Jul 1943  Tromsö   2 days
16. U-601 29 Jul 1943  Tromsö  29 Jul 1943  Hammerfest   1 days
17. U-601 30 Jul 1943  Hammerfest  28 Aug 1943  Narvik  Patrol 6,30 days
18. U-601 13 Sep 1943  Narvik  14 Sep 1943  Tromsö   2 days
19. U-601 15 Sep 1943  Tromsö  16 Sep 1943  Hammerfest   2 days
20. U-601 16 Sep 1943  Hammerfest  7 Oct 1943  Hammerfest  Patrol 7,22 days
21. U-601 8 Oct 1943  Hammerfest  8 Oct 1943  Tromsö   1 days
22. U-601 9 Oct 1943  Tromsö  9 Oct 1943  Harstad   1 days
23. U-601 10 Oct 1943  Harstad  10 Oct 1943  Skjomenfjord   1 days
24. U-601 12 Oct 1943  Skjomenfjord  14 Oct 1943  Trondheim   3 days
25. U-601 17 Oct 1943  Trondheim  19 Oct 1943  Bergen   3 days
7 patrols, 191 days at sea

Ships hit by Peter-Ottmar Grau

Date U-boat Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
1 Aug 1942U-601 Krest’janin2,513sj
24 Aug 1942U-601 Kujbyshev2,332sj
24 Aug 1942U-601 Medvezhonok50sj
23 Nov 1942U-601 Kuznets Lesov3,974sjQP-15
 8,869

4 ships sunk (8,869 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.

Media links


German U-boat Commanders of World War II

Busch, Rainer and Röll, Hans-Joachim


Naval Officers Under Hitler

Rust, Eric C.

Listing of all U-boat commanders