Heinrich von Holleben

Oberleutnant zur See (Crew 38)

1 ship sunk, total tonnage 1,152 GRT
1 warship a total loss, total tonnage 1,300 tons

Born  13 Mar 1919 Vina del Mar, Chile
Died  26 Jan 1945(25)south of Isle of Man

Kriegsmarine Crew photo


1 Oct 1938 Offiziersanwärter
1 Jul 1939 Seekadett
1 Dec 1939 Fähnrich zur See
1 Aug 1940 Oberfähnrich zur See
1 Apr 1941 Leutnant zur See
1 Jan 1943 Oberleutnant zur See


U-boat Commands

U-1051 4 Mar 1944 26 Jan 1945  (+)  1 patrol (30 days) 

Patrol info for Heinrich von Holleben

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-1051 18 Dec 1944  Kiel  23 Dec 1944  Horten   6 days
2. U-1051 28 Dec 1944  Horten  26 Jan 1945  Sunk  Patrol 1,30 days

Ships hit by Heinrich von Holleben

Date U-boat Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
21 Jan 1945U-1051 Galatea1,152nw
26 Jan 1945U-1051 HMS Manners (K 568) (t.)1,300br

2 ships sunk (2,452 tons).

(t.) means the ship was a total loss (included in ships & tonnage lost).

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

U-Boat Attack Logs

Daniel Morgan and Bruce Taylor

(£ 38.25)

German U-boat Commanders of World War II

Busch, Rainer and Röll, Hans-Joachim

Listing of all U-boat commanders

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