Hanns-Ferdinand Massmann

Kapitänleutnant (Crew 36)


Successes
4 ships sunk, total tonnage 24,961 GRT
1 warship sunk, total tonnage 10 tons (lost aboard transport ships)
1 ship damaged, total tonnage 7,519 GRT

Born  25 Jun 1917 Kiel
Died  2 Dec 2010(93)Bremen, Germany


Ranks

3 Apr 1936 Offiziersanwärter
10 Sep 1936 Seekadett
1 May 1937 Fähnrich zur See
1 Jul 1938 Oberfähnrich zur See
1 Oct 1938 Leutnant zur See
1 Oct 1940 Oberleutnant zur See
1 Aug 1943 Kapitänleutnant

Decorations

  Iron Cross 2nd Class
  U-boat War Badge 1939

U-boat Commands

U-boatFromTo
U-137 15 Dec 1940 7 Dec 1941   1 patrol (14 days) 
U-409 21 Jan 1942 12 Jul 1943   6 patrols (170 days) 

Patrol info for Hanns-Ferdinand Massmann

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-137 17 Jun 1941  Kiel  20 Jun 1941  Bergen   4 days
2. U-137 21 Jun 1941  Bergen  4 Jul 1941  Bergen  Patrol 1,14 days
3. U-137 24 Jul 1941  Bergen  26 Jul 1941  Helsingör   3 days
4. U-137 28 Aug 1941  Helsingör  29 Aug 1941  Kiel   2 days
5. U-409 18 Aug 1942  Kiel  9 Sep 1942  Brest  Patrol 2,23 days
6. U-409 13 Oct 1942  Brest  5 Nov 1942  Brest  Patrol 3,24 days
7. U-409 7 Dec 1942  Brest  5 Jan 1943  Brest  Patrol 4,30 days
8. U-409 14 Feb 1943  Brest  12 Apr 1943  Brest  Patrol 5,58 days
9. U-409 18 May 1943  Brest  21 May 1943  Brest  Patrol 6,4 days
10. U-409 26 May 1943  Brest  11 Jun 1943  Toulon  Patrol 6,17 days
11. U-409 29 Jun 1943  Toulon  12 Jul 1943  Sunk  Patrol 7,14 days
7 patrols, 184 days at sea

Ships hit by Hanns-Ferdinand Massmann

Date U-boat Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
30 Oct 1942U-409 Bullmouth (d.)7,519brSL-125
30 Oct 1942U-409 Silverwillow6,373brSL-125
 
9 Mar 1943U-409 Malantic3,837amSC-121
9 Mar 1943U-409 Rosewood5,989brSC-121
4 Jul 1943U-409 City of Venice8,762brKMS-18B
4 Jul 1943U-409 HMS LCE-14 [Trans.]10brKMS-18B
 32,490

5 ships sunk (24,971 tons) and 1 ship damaged (7,519 tons).

Legend
We have a picture of this vessel.
(d.) means the ship was damaged.
[Trans.] indicates the vessel was lost while being transported on another 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