Korvettenkapitän (Crew 34)
27 ships sunk, total tonnage 129,976 GRT
2 warships sunk, total tonnage 5,775 tons
3 ships damaged, total tonnage 26,167 GRT
|Born||12 Jun 1916||Hannover|
|Died||2 Apr 1943||(26)||Middle Atlantic|
|U-124||8 Sep 1941||2 Apr 1943 (+)||6 patrols (268 days)|
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The lucky Kapitänleutnant 'Jochen' Mohr after a patrol.
'Jochen' Mohr was one of a handful of U-boat officers who spent their entire U-boat careers on a single boat. He completed his first three patrols on U-124 under the command of Kapitänleutnant Georg-Wilhelm Schulz before taking her over on 8 Sep 1941.
Mohr achieved notable success against enemy warships. On his first patrol as commander in November 1941, he sank the British light cruiser HMS Dunedin and in 1942 the French corvette Mimosa. The night of 12 May 1942 was also notable: U-124 sank four ships with a total of 21,784 tons from convoy ONS 92. In all, he sank 29 ships in his 18 months as commander of U-124.
A doggerel composed by Mohr on his way back from the US East Coast:
The moon night is as black as ink
Off Hatteras the tankers sink
While sadly Roosevelt counts the score
some fifty thousand tons. Mohr
Mohr was killed when U-124 was sunk with all hands on 2 April 1943 west of Oporto, Portugal by the British corvette HMS Stonecrop and the British sloop HMS Black Swan. (Niestlé, 1998).
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Patrol info for Johann Mohr
|1.||U-124||16 Sep 1941||Lorient||1 Oct 1941||Lorient||Patrol 1,||16 days|
|2.||U-124||30 Oct 1941||Lorient||29 Dec 1941||Lorient||Patrol 2,||61 days|
|3.||U-124||21 Feb 1942||Lorient||10 Apr 1942||Lorient||Patrol 3,||49 days|
|4.||U-124||4 May 1942||Lorient||26 Jun 1942||Lorient||Patrol 4,||54 days|
|5.||U-124||25 Nov 1942||Lorient||13 Feb 1943||Lorient||Patrol 5,||81 days|
|6.||U-124||27 Mar 1943||Lorient||2 Apr 1943||Sunk||Patrol 6,||7 days|
|6 patrols, 268 days at sea|
Ships hit by Johann Mohr
|Date||U-boat||Name of ship||Tons||Nat.||Convoy|
|20 Sep 1941||U-124||Baltallinn||1,303||br||OG-74|
|20 Sep 1941||U-124||Empire Moat||2,922||br||OG-74|
|25 Sep 1941||U-124||Empire Stream||2,922||br||HG-73|
|26 Sep 1941||U-124||Cortes||1,374||br||HG-73|
|26 Sep 1941||U-124||Petrel||1,354||br||HG-73|
|26 Sep 1941||U-124||Siremalm||2,468||nw||HG-73|
|24 Nov 1941||U-124||HMS Dunedin (D 93)||4,850||br|
|3 Dec 1941||U-124||Sagadahoc||6,275||am|
|14 Mar 1942||U-124||British Resource||7,209||br|
|17 Mar 1942||U-124||Ceiba||1,698||ho|
|17 Mar 1942||U-124||Acme (d.)||6,878||am|
|18 Mar 1942||U-124||Kassandra Louloudis||5,106||gr|
|18 Mar 1942||U-124||E.M. Clark||9,647||am|
|19 Mar 1942||U-124||Papoose||5,939||am|
|19 Mar 1942||U-124||W.E. Hutton||7,076||am|
|21 Mar 1942||U-124||Esso Nashville (d.)||7,934||am|
|21 Mar 1942||U-124||Atlantic Sun (d.)||11,355||am|
|23 Mar 1942||U-124||Naeco||5,373||am|
|12 May 1942||U-124||Empire Dell||7,065||br||ONS-92|
|12 May 1942||U-124||Llanover||4,959||br||ONS-92|
|12 May 1942||U-124||Mount Parnes||4,371||gr||ONS-92|
|12 May 1942||U-124||Cristales||5,389||br||ONS-92|
|9 Jun 1942||U-124||FFL Mimosa (K 11)||925||fr||ONS-100|
|12 Jun 1942||U-124||Dartford||4,093||br||ONS-100|
|18 Jun 1942||U-124||Seattle Spirit||5,627||am||ONS-102|
|28 Dec 1942||U-124||Treworlas||4,692||br|
|9 Jan 1943||U-124||Broad Arrow||7,718||am||TB-1|
|9 Jan 1943||U-124||Birmingham City||6,194||am||TB-1|
|9 Jan 1943||U-124||Collingsworth||5,101||am||TB-1|
|9 Jan 1943||U-124||Minotaur||4,554||am||TB-1|
|2 Apr 1943||U-124||Gogra||5,190||br||OS-45|
|2 Apr 1943||U-124||Katha||4,357||br||OS-45|
29 ships sunk (135,751 tons) and 3 ships damaged (26,167 tons).
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.
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