Oberleutnant zur See der Reserve (entry, Jahrgang 40)
3 ships sunk, total tonnage 1,560 GRT
1 auxiliary warship sunk, total tonnage 633 GRT
1 warship sunk, total tonnage 105 tons
1 ship a total loss, total tonnage 7,176 GRT
|Born||6 May 1923||Berlin|
|Died||29 Mar 2008||(84)||Wunstorf-Idensen, Germany|
|U-995||10 Oct 1944||9 May 1945||5 patrols (113 days)|
Hans Georg Hess on board.
Hans Georg Hess joined the Kriegsmarine at the age of 16 in April 1940 as a volunteer. He spent two years on various minesweepers before transferring to the U-boat force in April 1942.
He made five patrols on U-466, mostly in the North Atlantic. During her fifth patrol the boat managed to break through into the Mediterranean.
In September 1944 Hess took over U-995 and made five patrols in the Arctic Ocean. The boat surrendered on 8 May 1945 in Trondheim. Hans Georg Hess then spent a year in Norwegian captivity.
Later he became a lawyer in Hannover. He passed away on 29 March 2008 at his home in Wunstorf-Idensen, Germany and he is buried at the village cemetery.
Busch, R. and Röll, H-J. (1998). German U-boat commanders of World War II.
Busch, R. and Röll, H-J. (1997). Der U-Bootkrieg 1939-1945 (Band 2).
Patrol info for Hans-Georg Hess
|1.||U-995||14 Oct 1944||Skjomenfjord||11 Nov 1944||Narvik||Patrol 1,||29 days|
|2.||U-995||30 Nov 1944||Narvik||9 Dec 1944||Bogenbucht||Patrol 2,||10 days|
|3.||U-995||11 Dec 1944||Bogenbucht||7 Jan 1945||Narvik||Patrol 3,||28 days|
|4.||U-995||2 Feb 1945||Narvik||6 Mar 1945||Narvik||Patrol 4,||33 days|
|5.||U-995||13 Mar 1945||Narvik||25 Mar 1945||Harstad||Patrol 5,||13 days|
|6.||U-995||26 Mar 1945||Harstad||28 Mar 1945||Trondheim||3 days|
|5 patrols, 113 days at sea|
Ships hit by Hans-Georg Hess
|Date||U-boat||Name of ship||Tons||Nat.||Convoy|
|5 Dec 1944||U-995||Proletarij||1,123||sj||PK-20|
|21 Dec 1944||U-995||Reshitel’nyj||20||sj|
|26 Dec 1944||U-995||RT-52 Som||417||sj|
|29 Dec 1944||U-995||T-883 (No 37)||633||sj||KB-37|
|2 Mar 1945||U-995||BO-224||105||sj|
|20 Mar 1945||U-995||Horace Bushnell (t.)||7,176||am||JW-65|
6 ships sunk (9,474 tons).
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