Kapitänleutnant (Crew 34)
2 ships sunk, total tonnage 13,989 GRT
|Born||22 Dec 1914||Habelschwerdt, Silesia|
|Died||19 Dec 1997||(82)||Bonn, Germany|
|U-143||19 Nov 1941||7 Apr 1942||No war patrols|
|U-758||5 May 1942||3 Apr 1944||5 patrols (209 days)|
|U-3002||6 Aug 1944||24 Sep 1944||No war patrols|
|U-3007||22 Oct 1944||24 Feb 1945||No war patrols|
|U-3008||Mar, 1945||11 May 1945||No war patrols|
Helmut Manseck took what was only one of two type XXI Elektro U-boat U-boats to go on patrol, the U-3008, out to sea from Wilhelmshaven, just before the war ended, but unlike that of U-2511, it was not a war patrol (Feindfahrt).
Helmut Manseck joined the Federal German Navy (Bundesmarine) after the war (Rust, 2009). He retired as Kapitän zur See (e. Captain).
Rust, E. (2009) E-mail correspondence. Author of Naval Officers under Hitler.
Patrol info for Helmut Manseck
|1.||U-758||14 Nov 1942||Kiel||24 Dec 1942||St. Nazaire||Patrol 1,||41 days|
|2.||U-758||14 Feb 1943||St. Nazaire||30 Mar 1943||Bordeaux||Patrol 2,||45 days|
|3.||U-758||15 May 1943||Bordeaux||16 May 1943||Bordeaux||Patrol 3,||2 days|
|4.||U-758||26 May 1943||Bordeaux||25 Jun 1943||St. Nazaire||Patrol 3,||31 days|
|5.||U-758||1 Sep 1943||St. Nazaire||24 Oct 1943||Lorient||Patrol 4,||54 days|
|6.||U-758||16 Dec 1943||Lorient||20 Jan 1944||St. Nazaire||Patrol 5,||36 days|
|7.||U-3008||3 May 1945||Wilhelmshaven||21 May 1945||Kiel, Germany||Patrol 6,||19 days|
|6 patrols, 228 days at sea|
Ships hit by Helmut Manseck
|Date||U-boat||Name of ship||Tons||Nat.||Convoy|
|17 Mar 1943||U-758||Zaanland||6,813||nl||HX-229|
|17 Mar 1943||U-758||James Oglethorpe||7,176||am||HX-229|
2 ships sunk (13,989 tons).
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