2 ships sunk, total tonnage 12,063 GRT
1 ship damaged, total tonnage 10,195 GRT
|Born||12 Aug 1903||Magdeburg|
|Died||14 Nov 1960||(57)||Wedel, Germany|
|U-530||14 Oct 1942||Jan, 1945||6 patrols (369 days)|
Kurt Lange joined the post World War One German Imperial Navy and served from 1 March 1922 to 20 Dec 1926. When another war broke out the 36 year old Kurt Lange was reinstated from 3 Sept 1939 as Leutnant zur See (reserve). His rank was later changed to full Kapitänleutnant with active date of 1 Sep 1941.
He was awarded both his Iron Crosses for his service while commanding patrol boat in the 9th Patrol Boat Flotilla. His German cross was in recognition for this excellent performance while commanding the U-boat U-530.
When he left U-530 in Jan 1945 he was assigned to Agru Front at Hela in the Baltic as a speaker and instructor. He surrendered to the Western Allies on 8 May 1945 and was released on 25 July 1945 in a British release point in Northern Germany.
Special thanks to Mr. Fernando Almeida for details on this officer.
Patrol info for Kurt Lange
|1.||U-530||20 Feb 1943||Kiel||22 Apr 1943||Lorient||Patrol 1,||62 days|
|2.||U-530||29 May 1943||Lorient||3 Jul 1943||Bordeaux||Patrol 2,||36 days|
|3.||U-530||21 Sep 1943||Bordeaux||21 Sep 1943||La Pallice||1 days|
|4.||U-530||27 Sep 1943||La Pallice||29 Sep 1943||La Pallice||Patrol 3,||3 days|
|5.||U-530||3 Oct 1943||La Pallice||5 Oct 1943||La Pallice||Patrol 4,||3 days|
|6.||U-530||17 Oct 1943||La Pallice||22 Feb 1944||Lorient||Patrol 5,||129 days|
|7.||U-530||22 May 1944||Lorient||4 Oct 1944||Flensburg||Patrol 6,||136 days|
|6 patrols, 369 days at sea|
Ships hit by Kurt Lange
|Date||U-boat||Name of ship||Tons||Nat.||Convoy|
|9 Mar 1943||U-530||Milos||3,058||sw||SC-121|
|5 Apr 1943||U-530||Sunoil||9,005||am||HX-231|
|26 Dec 1943||U-530||Chapultepec (d.)||10,195||am|
2 ships sunk (12,063 tons) and 1 ship damaged (10,195 tons).