Dierk Lührs

Oberleutnant zur See (Crew 38)


Successes
5 ships sunk, total tonnage 7,439 GRT

Born  18 Nov 1919 Mannheim
Died  23 Sep 2003(83)


Ranks

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

Decorations

  Minesweeper War Badge
  Iron Cross 2nd Class
  Iron Cross 1st Class
  U-boat War Badge 1939

U-boat Commands

U-boatFromTo
U-453 7 Dec 1943 21 May 1944   3 patrols (69 days) 

Patrol info for Dierk Lührs

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-453 12 Jan 1944  Pola  9 Feb 1944  Salamis  Patrol 1,29 days
2. U-453 8 Mar 1944  Salamis  25 Mar 1944  Pola  Patrol 2,18 days
3. U-453 30 Apr 1944  Pola  21 May 1944    Patrol 3,22 days
3 patrols, 69 days at sea

Ships hit by Dierk Lührs

Date U-boat Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
1 Feb 1944U-453 Agia Paraskevi80gr
1 Feb 1944U-453 Salem81lb
1 Feb 1944U-453 Himli67lb
2 Feb 1944U-453 Yahiya64sy
19 May 1944U-453 Fort Missanabie7,147brHA-43
 7,439

5 ships sunk (7,439 tons).

Legend
We have a picture of this vessel.


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