Detlev Krankenhagen

Kapitänleutnant (Crew 36)


Successes
1 warship sunk, total tonnage 9,393 tons
1 warship damaged, total tonnage 1,300 tons

Born  3 Jul 1917 Danzig
Died  29 May 1944(26)south-west of Madeira


Ranks

3 Apr 1936 Offiziersanwärter
10 Sep 1936 Seekadett
1 May 1937 Fähnrich zur See
1 Jul 1938 Oberfähnrich zur See
1 Oct 1938 Leutnant zur See
1 Oct 1940 Oberleutnant zur See
1 Jun 1943 Kapitänleutnant

Decorations

U-boat Commands

U-boatFromTo
U-549 14 Jul 1943 29 May 1944  (+)  2 patrols (92 days) 

Patrol info for Detlev Krankenhagen

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-549 11 Jan 1944  Kiel  26 Mar 1944  Lorient  Patrol 1,76 days
2. U-549 14 May 1944  Lorient  29 May 1944  Sunk  Patrol 2,16 days
2 patrols, 92 days at sea

Ships hit by Detlev Krankenhagen

Date U-boat Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
29 May 1944U-549 USS Block Island (CVE 21)9,393am
29 May 1944U-549 USS Barr (DE 576) (d.)1,300am
 10,693

1 ship sunk (9,393 tons) and 1 ship damaged (1,300 tons).

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


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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