Jürgen Kuhlmann

Oberleutnant zur See (Crew 38)

1 ship sunk, total tonnage 1,599 GRT
1 ship damaged, total tonnage 7,429 GRT
1 warship a total loss, total tonnage 11,400 tons

Born  3 Mar 1920 Weissenfels
Died  27 Jan 1945(24)St George's Channel

Kriegsmarine Crew photo


1 Oct 1938 Offiziersanwärter
1 Jul 1939 Seekadett
1 Dec 1939 Fähnrich zur See
1 Aug 1940 Oberfähnrich zur See
1 Apr 1941 Leutnant zur See
1 Jan 1943 Oberleutnant zur See


U-boat Commands

U-1172 20 Apr 1944 27 Jan 1945  (+)  1 patrol (37 days) 

Patrol info for Jürgen Kuhlmann

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-1172 7 Dec 1944  Kiel  10 Dec 1944  Horten   4 days
2. U-1172 22 Dec 1944  Horten  27 Jan 1945  Sunk  Patrol 1,37 days

Ships hit by Jürgen Kuhlmann

Date U-boat Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
15 Jan 1945U-1172 HMS Thane (D 83) (t.)11,400br
15 Jan 1945U-1172 Spinanger (d.)7,429nw
23 Jan 1945U-1172 Vigsnes1,599nwMH-1

2 ships sunk (12,999 tons) and 1 ship damaged (7,429 tons).

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(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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