Albert Kneip

Oberleutnant zur See (Crew X/39)

1 ship damaged, total tonnage 7,134 GRT
1 warship a total loss, total tonnage 1,370 tons

Born  9 Jul 1921 Blankenese, Hamburg
Died  13 Oct 1991(70)Neustadt am Titisee, Germany

Kriegsmarine Crew photo


16 Sep 1939 Offiziersanwärter
1 Jul 1940 Fähnrich zur See
1 Jul 1941 Oberfähnrich zur See
1 Mar 1942 Leutnant zur See
1 Oct 1943 Oberleutnant zur See


U-boat Commands

U-1223 Mar, 1944 28 Apr 1945   1 patrol (119 days) 

Special thanks to Mr. Fernando Almeida for details on date of death.

Patrol info for Albert Kneip

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-1223 6 Aug 1944  Kiel  8 Aug 1944  Horten   3 days
2. U-1223 14 Aug 1944  Horten  17 Aug 1944  Bergen   4 days
3. U-1223 28 Aug 1944  Bergen  24 Dec 1944  Kristiansand  Patrol 1,119 days

Ships hit by Albert Kneip

Date U-boat Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
14 Oct 1944U-1223 HMCS Magog (K 673) (t.)1,370caONS-33G
2 Nov 1944U-1223 Fort Thompson (d.)7,134br

1 ship sunk (1,370 tons) and 1 ship damaged (7,134 tons).

We have a picture of this vessel.
(d.) means the ship was damaged.
(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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