Friedrich von Hippel

Kapitänleutnant (Crew 34)

2 ships sunk, total tonnage 7,290 GRT

Born  2 Jan 1915 Düsseldorf
Died  19 Feb 1984(69)Kiel, Germany

Kriegsmarine Crew photo


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 Dec 1941 Kapitänleutnant


U-boat Commands

U-144 2 Oct 1940 16 Nov 1940   No war patrols 
U-76 3 Dec 1940 5 Apr 1941   1 patrol (9 days) 

Patrol info for Friedrich von Hippel

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-76 19 Mar 1941  Kiel  26 Mar 1941  Bergen   8 days
2. U-76 28 Mar 1941  Bergen  5 Apr 1941  Sunk  Patrol 1,9 days

Ships hit by Friedrich von Hippel

Date U-boat Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
3 Apr 1941U-76 Daphne1,939fi
4 Apr 1941U-76 Athenic5,351brSC-26

2 ships sunk (7,290 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.

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

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