Gerhard Groth

Kapitänleutnant (Crew 37a)


Successes
1 ship sunk, total tonnage 40 GRT
1 warship sunk, total tonnage 720 tons
1 ship damaged, total tonnage 40 GRT

Born  20 Aug 1917 Mexico City
Died  10 Apr 1997(79)Mexico City, Mexico


Kriegsmarine Crew photo

Ranks

3 Apr 1937 Offiziersanwärter
21 Sep 1937 Seekadett
1 May 1938 Fähnrich zur See
1 Jul 1939 Oberfähnrich zur See
1 Aug 1939 Leutnant zur See
1 Sep 1941 Oberleutnant zur See
1 Mar 1944 Kapitänleutnant

Decorations

U-boat Commands

U-boatFromTo
U-143 8 Apr 1942 14 Dec 1942   No war patrols 
U-958 14 Jan 1943 25 Apr 1945   3 patrols (122 days) 
U-397 26 Apr 1945 5 May 1945   No war patrols 

Patrol info for Gerhard Groth

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-958 6 May 1944  Kiel  9 May 1944  Stavanger   4 days
2. U-958 22 May 1944  Stavanger  27 May 1944  Bergen   6 days
3. U-958 3 Jun 1944  Bergen  23 Jun 1944  Bergen  Patrol 1,21 days
4. U-958 3 Jul 1944  Bergen  3 Jul 1944  Haugsund   1 days
5. U-958 27 Jul 1944  Haugsund  1 Aug 1944  Kiel   6 days
6. U-958 3 Aug 1944  Kiel  5 Aug 1944  Gotenhafen   3 days
7. U-958 4 Sep 1944  Gotenhafen  5 Sep 1944  Reval   2 days
8. U-958 7 Sep 1944  Reval  11 Oct 1944  Danzig  Patrol 2,35 days
9. U-958 13 Oct 1944  Danzig  17 Dec 1944  Danzig  Patrol 3,66 days
10. U-958 23 Mar 1945  Danzig  26 Mar 1945  Kiel   4 days
3 patrols, 122 days at sea

Ships hit by Gerhard Groth

Date U-boat Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
24 Oct 1944U-958 Linnea40fi
24 Oct 1944U-958 Piikkiö (d.)40fi
29 Oct 1944U-958 SB-2720sj
 800

2 ships sunk (760 tons) and 1 ship damaged (40 tons).

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


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