Paul-Karl Loeser

Kapitänleutnant (Crew 35)


Successes
3 ships sunk, total tonnage 10,263 GRT

Born  26 Apr 1915 Berlin
Died  2 Jan 1987(71)


Ranks

5 Apr 1935 Offiziersanwärter
1 Jul 1936 Fähnrich zur See
1 Jan 1938 Oberfähnrich zur See
1 Apr 1938 Leutnant zur See
1 Oct 1939 Oberleutnant zur See
1 Dec 1942 Kapitänleutnant

Decorations

U-boat Commands

U-boatFromTo
U-30 1 Apr 1941 Apr, 1941   No war patrols 
U-373 22 May 1941 25 Sep 1943   9 patrols (367 days) 

Patrol info for Paul-Karl Loeser

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-373 19 Jul 1941  Kiel  20 Jul 1941  Horten   2 days
2. U-373 30 Jul 1941  Horten  1 Aug 1941  Trondheim   3 days
3. U-373 4 Sep 1941  Trondheim  2 Oct 1941  Brest  Patrol 1,29 days
4. U-373 31 Oct 1941  Brest  21 Nov 1941  Lorient  Patrol 2,22 days
5. U-373 25 Dec 1941  Lorient  15 Jan 1942  La Pallice  Patrol 3,22 days
6. U-373 25 Feb 1942  La Pallice  26 Feb 1942  La Pallice  Patrol 4,2 days
7. U-373 1 Mar 1942  La Pallice  17 Apr 1942  La Pallice  Patrol 4,48 days
8. U-373 18 May 1942  La Pallice  8 Jul 1942  La Pallice  Patrol 5,52 days
9. U-373 6 Aug 1942  La Pallice  4 Oct 1942  La Pallice  Patrol 6,60 days
10. U-373 22 Nov 1942  La Pallice  3 Jan 1943  La Pallice  Patrol 7,43 days
11. U-373 25 Feb 1943  La Pallice  13 Apr 1943  La Pallice  Patrol 8,48 days
12. U-373 7 Jul 1943  La Pallice  16 Aug 1943  La Pallice  Patrol 9,41 days
9 patrols, 367 days at sea

Ships hit by Paul-Karl Loeser

Date U-boat Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
17 Mar 1942U-373 Mount Lycabettus4,292gr
22 Mar 1942U-373 Thursobank5,575br
24 Jun 1942U-373 John R. Williams [Mine]396am
 10,263

3 ships sunk (10,263 tons).

Legend
We have a picture of this vessel.
[Mine] indicates the vessel was hit by a mine laid by said U-boat.


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


German U-boat Commanders of World War II

Busch, Rainer and Röll, Hans-Joachim

Listing of all U-boat commanders