Günter Ney

Oberleutnant zur See (Crew XII/39)

No ships sunk or damaged.

Born  27 Mar 1922 Berlin-Schöneberg
Died  11 Feb 1944(21)North Atlantic

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1 Dec 1939 Offiziersanwärter
1 Nov 1940 Fähnrich zur See
1 Nov 1941 Oberfähnrich zur See
1 Apr 1942 Leutnant zur See
1 Dec 1943 Oberleutnant zur See


U-boat Commands

U-283 16 Aug 1943 11 Feb 1944  (+)  1 patrol (30 days) 

Oblt. Günter Ney was one of the youngest U-boat commanders during WWII when he left for his patrol with U-283 from Kiel. He was little under 22 years old at the time. He died along with his entire crew when the boat was sunk 30 days later (Niestlé, 1998).


Busch, R. and Röll, H-J. (1999). German U-boat commanders of World War II.
Busch, R. and Röll, H-J. (1997). Der U-Bootkrieg 1939-1945 (Band 2).
Niestlé, A. (1998). German U-boat losses during World War II.

Patrol info for Günter Ney

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-283 13 Jan 1944  Kiel  11 Feb 1944  Sunk  Patrol 1,30 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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