Horst-Tessen von Kameke

Kapitänleutnant (Crew 35)

1 ship sunk, total tonnage 2,937 GRT
1 ship damaged, total tonnage 7,176 GRT

Born  21 Feb 1916 Kiel
Died  24 Jun 1943(27)Cape Ortegal


5 Apr 1935 Offiziersanwärter
25 Sep 1935 Seekadett
1 Jul 1936 Fähnrich zur See
1 Jan 1938 Oberfähnrich zur See
1 Apr 1938 Leutnant zur See
1 Oct 1939 Oberleutnant zur See
1 Nov 1942 Kapitänleutnant


U-boat Commands

UD-5 13 Jan 1943 22 Feb 1943   No war patrols 
U-119 15 Apr 1943 24 Jun 1943  (+)  1 patrol (61 days) 

Patrol info for Horst-Tessen von Kameke

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-119 25 Apr 1943  Bordeaux  24 Jun 1943  Sunk  Patrol 1,61 days

Ships hit by Horst-Tessen von Kameke

Date U-boat Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
3 Jun 1943U-119 Halma [Mine]2,937paBX-55
28 Jul 1943U-119 John A. Poor (d.) [Mine]7,176amBX-65

1 ship sunk (2,937 tons) and 1 ship damaged (7,176 tons).

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(d.) means the ship was damaged.
[Mine] indicates the vessel was hit by a mine laid by said U-boat.

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

Listing of all U-boat commanders

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