Korvettenkapitän (Crew 32)
12 ships sunk, total tonnage 83,639 GRT
|Born||27 Sep 1906||Berlin-Friedenau|
|Died||19 Nov 1970||(64)||Flensburg, Germany|
|U-128||12 May 1941||28 Feb 1943||5 patrols (311 days)|
Kptlt. Ulrich Heyse after a patrol.
Ulrich Heyse began his naval career in April 1933. Later he served for more than a year on the destroyer Theodor Riedel, including 12 patrols in the first year of the war. In July 1940 he transferred to the U-boat force. After the usual training he served on U-37 for one patrol as Kommandantenschüler (commander-in-training).
On 12 May, 1941 he commissioned U-128, a type IXC U-boat. On the boat's second patrol in February 1942, he operated successfully in North American waters following the first Paukenschlag boats. Later Heyse led U-128 on two patrols in Brazilian waters.
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Patrol info for Ulrich Heyse
|1.||U-128||9 Dec 1941||Kiel||10 Dec 1941||Kristiansand||2 days|
|2.||U-128||11 Dec 1941||Kristiansand||24 Dec 1941||Lorient||Patrol 1,||14 days|
|3.||U-128||8 Jan 1942||Lorient||23 Mar 1942||Lorient||Patrol 2,||75 days|
|4.||U-128||25 Apr 1942||Lorient||22 Jul 1942||Lorient||Patrol 3,||89 days|
|5.||U-128||2 Sep 1942||Lorient||10 Sep 1942||Lorient||Patrol 4,||9 days|
|6.||U-128||14 Sep 1942||Lorient||15 Jan 1943||Lorient||Patrol 5,||124 days|
|5 patrols, 311 days at sea|
Ships hit by Ulrich Heyse
|Date||U-boat||Name of ship||Tons||Nat.||Convoy|
|19 Feb 1942||U-128||Pan Massachusetts||8,202||am|
|22 Feb 1942||U-128||Cities Service Empire||8,103||am|
|5 Mar 1942||U-128||O.A. Knudsen||11,007||nw|
|13 May 1942||U-128||Denpark||3,491||br||SL-109|
|8 Jun 1942||U-128||South Africa||9,234||nw|
|21 Jun 1942||U-128||West Ira||5,681||am|
|23 Jun 1942||U-128||Andrea Brøvig||10,173||nw|
|27 Jun 1942||U-128||Polybius||7,041||am|
|8 Nov 1942||U-128||Maloja||6,400||nw||ON-138|
|10 Nov 1942||U-128||Cerinthus||3,878||br||ON-141|
|10 Nov 1942||U-128||Start Point||5,293||br||ON-141|
|5 Dec 1942||U-128||Teesbank||5,136||br|
12 ships sunk (83,639 tons).
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.
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