Helmut Manseck

Kapitänleutnant (Crew 34)


Successes
2 ships sunk, total tonnage 13,989 GRT

Born  22 Dec 1914 Habelschwerdt, Silesia
Died  19 Dec 1997(82)Bonn, Germany


Ranks

8 Apr 1934 Offiziersanwärter
1 Jul 1935 Fähnrich zur See
1 Jan 1937 Oberfähnrich zur See
1 Apr 1937 Leutnant zur See
1 Apr 1939 Oberleutnant zur See
1 Apr 1942 Kapitänleutnant

Decorations

 Iron Cross 2nd Class
  Iron Cross 1st Class
  Iron Cross 1st Class
14 Feb 1944 German Cross in Gold
 U-boat War Badge 1939

U-boat Commands

U-boatFromTo
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).

Sources

Rust, E. (2009) E-mail correspondence. Author of Naval Officers under Hitler.

Patrol info for Helmut Manseck

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
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 1943U-758 Zaanland6,813nlHX-229
17 Mar 1943U-758 James Oglethorpe7,176amHX-229
 13,989

2 ships sunk (13,989 tons).

Legend
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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


Naval Officers Under Hitler

Rust, Eric C.


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