Dieter Beck

Kapitänleutnant (Crew 34)

No ships sunk or damaged.

Born  7 May 1915 Ravensburg/Württemburg

Kriegsmarine Crew photo


8 Apr 1934 Offiziersanwärter
1 Jul 1935 Fähnrich der Marinewaffenwesen
1 Jan 1937 Oberfähnrich der Marinewaffenwesen
1 Apr 1937 Leutnant des Marinewaffenwesens
1 Apr 1939 Oberleutnant des Marinewaffenwesens
1 Nov 1941 Kapitänleutnant


1941 Iron Cross 2nd Class
1942 Fleet War Badge

U-boat Commands


This man did not actually take official command of a U-boat but he had gone through all the motions (training, experience etc.) of commanding one.

Dieter Beck was a Waffenoffizier (Artillery) and served on the cruisers NÜRNBERG and PRINZ EUGEN until 1943 when he was switched to the U-boat branch (Rust, 2009).

He was slated to command the new type XXI boat U 3051 but the boat was not finished before the war ended (Rust, 2009).

After the war Beck became an architect in his hometown of Ravensburg in Württemberg (Rust, 2009).

At the time of this writing, Jan 2009, Beck may still be alive (Rust, 2009).


Busch, R. and Röll, H-J. (1998). German U-boat commanders of World War II.
Rust, E. (2009) E-mail correspondence. Author of Naval Officers under Hitler.

Patrol info for Dieter Beck

This commander did not go out on patrols with his boats.

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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