Richard Becker

Kapitänleutnant (Crew 34)


Successes
1 ship sunk, total tonnage 146 GRT
1 ship damaged, total tonnage 7,361 GRT
1 auxiliary warship damaged, total tonnage 7,177 GRT

Born  21 Feb 1911 Altona, Elbe
Died  28 Jun 2000(89)Hamburg, Germany


Ranks

5 Apr 1935 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 Mar 1942 Kapitänleutnant

Decorations

22 Dec 1939 Iron Cross 2nd Class
28 Sep 1941 U-boat War Badge 1939
13 Mar 1943 Luftwaffe Combat clasp in Silver
13 Oct 1943 Iron Cross 1st Class
14 Feb 1944 German Cross in Gold
18 Oct 1944 U-boat Front Clasp

U-boat Commands

U-boatFromTo
U-218 24 Jan 1942 Aug, 1944   8 patrols (372 days) 
U-2503 26 Oct 1944 11 Nov 1944   No war patrols 

Patrol info for Richard Becker

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-218 25 Aug 1942  Kiel  27 Aug 1942  Kristiansand   3 days
2. U-218 28 Aug 1942  Kristiansand  29 Sep 1942  Brest  Patrol 1,33 days
3. U-218 25 Oct 1942  Brest  21 Nov 1942  Brest  Patrol 2,28 days
4. U-218 7 Jan 1943  Brest  10 Mar 1943  Brest  Patrol 3,63 days
5. U-218 18 Apr 1943  Brest  19 Apr 1943  Brest   2 days
6. U-218 20 Apr 1943  Brest  2 Jun 1943  Brest  Patrol 4,44 days
7. U-218 22 Jul 1943  Brest  23 Jul 1943  Brest   2 days
8. U-218 29 Jul 1943  Brest  6 Aug 1943  Brest  Patrol 5,9 days
9. U-218 19 Sep 1943  Brest  8 Dec 1943  Brest  Patrol 6,81 days
10. U-218 12 Feb 1944  Brest  7 May 1944  Brest  Patrol 7,86 days
11. U-218 13 Jun 1944  Brest  10 Jul 1944  Brest  Patrol 8,28 days
8 patrols, 372 days at sea

Ships hit by Richard Becker

Date U-boat Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
11 Sep 1942U-218 Fjordaas (d.)7,361nwON-127
 
5 Nov 1943U-218 Beatrice Beck146br
 
6 Jul 1944U-218 HMS Empire Halberd (F 160) (d.) [Mine]7,177br
 14,684

1 ship sunk (146 tons) and 2 ships damaged (14,538 tons).

Legend
We have a picture of this vessel.
(d.) means the ship was damaged.
[Mine] indicates the vessel was hit by a mine laid by said U-boat.


About ranks and decorations
Special thanks to Fernando Almeida for data on ranks and decorations.

Media links


German U-boat Commanders of World War II

Busch, Rainer and Röll, Hans-Joachim


Naval Officers Under Hitler

Rust, Eric C.


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