Lothar Martin

Kapitänleutnant (Crew 37a)

No ships sunk or damaged.

Born  19 Jun 1916 Engelsdorf, Saxony
Died  4 Dec 2004(88)


3 Apr 1937 Offiziersanwärter
21 Sep 1937 Seekadett
1 May 1938 Fähnrich zur See
1 Jul 1939 Oberfähnrich zur See
1 Aug 1939 Leutnant zur See
1 Sep 1941 Oberleutnant zur See
1 Jun 1944 Kapitänleutnant


U-boat Commands

U-776 13 Apr 1944 16 May 1945   1 patrol (56 days) 

Erich Lothar Martin

Upon surrendering U-776 at Weymouth, England on 12 May 1945 Martin became a POW. On 18 May 1948 he was among the last U-boat men to be released.

From 1 May 1965 Martin served again, in the Bundesmarine (Federal German Navy), retiring in 1970 with the rank of Fregattenkapitän a.D.


Busch, R. and Röll, H-J. (1999). German U-boat commanders of World War II.
Niestlé, A. (1998). German U-boat losses during World War II.

Patrol info for Lothar Martin

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-776 12 Mar 1945  Kiel  18 Mar 1945  Horten   7 days
2. U-776 22 Mar 1945  Horten  16 May 1945  Portland, UK  Patrol 1,56 days

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

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