Walter Kell

Kapitänleutnant (Crew 33)


Successes
4 ships sunk, total tonnage 17,157 GRT
1 warship sunk, total tonnage 1,060 tons

Born  4 Dec 1913 Altenwald, Saarland
Died  19 Oct 1941(27)off Tangier


Ranks

1 Apr 1933 Offiziersanwärter
1 Jul 1934 Fähnrich zur See
1 Apr 1936 Oberfähnrich zur See
1 Oct 1936 Leutnant zur See
1 Jun 1938 Oberleutnant zur See
1 Apr 1941 Kapitänleutnant

Decorations

U-boat Commands

U-boatFromTo
U-8 10 Jun 1940 6 Jul 1940   No war patrols 
U-8 13 Sep 1940 17 Dec 1940   No war patrols 
U-204 8 Mar 1941 19 Oct 1941  (+)  3 patrols (97 days) 

Patrol info for Walter Kell

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-204 24 May 1941  Kiel  27 Jun 1941  Brest  Patrol 1,35 days
2. U-204 22 Jul 1941  Brest  22 Aug 1941  Brest  Patrol 2,32 days
3. U-204 20 Sep 1941  Brest  19 Oct 1941  Sunk  Patrol 3,30 days
3 patrols, 97 days at sea

Ships hit by Walter Kell

Date U-boat Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
31 May 1941U-204 Holmsteinn16is
10 Jun 1941U-204 Mercier7,886beOB-330
19 Aug 1941U-204 HNoMS Bath (I 17)1,060nwOG-71
14 Oct 1941U-204 Aingeru Guardakoa97sp
19 Oct 1941U-204 Inverlee9,158br
 18,217

5 ships sunk (18,217 tons).

Legend
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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

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German U-boat Commanders of World War II

Busch, Rainer and Röll, Hans-Joachim

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