Kapitänleutnant (Crew 36)
5 ships sunk, total tonnage 24,513 GRT
|Born||28 May 1916||Sintrup|
|Died||2 Jun 1943||(27)||off Dakar|
|U-146||8 Sep 1942||Oct, 1942||No war patrols|
|U-105||29 Oct 1942||2 Jun 1943 (+)||2 patrols (163 days)|
Jürgen Nissen joined the Kriegsmarine in 1936. From March 1939 to June 1941 he served as a Watch Officer and a Gunnery Officer on the destroyer Karl Galster (Z 20). He went through U-boat training from June to Dec 1941 (Busch & Röll, 1999).
Nissen served as a Watch Officer with the 2nd Flotilla from Dec 1941 to July 1942, when he began his U-boat Commander training with the 24th (Training) Flotilla, completed in Sept 1942 (Busch & Röll, 1999).
Nissen commanded the small 'duck' school boat U-146 from Sept to Oct 1942. On 25 Oct 1942 he took over the much larger type IXB U-boat U-105 (Busch & Röll, 1999). He took this boat on two patrols, first to the Caribbean and then to the coast of west Africa (Busch & Röll, 1997). He sank five ships totalling over 24,000 GRT (Rohwer, 1998).
Kptlt. Jürgen Nissen and his entire crew of 53 died when U-105 was sunk on 2 June 1943 near Dakar by depth charges from a one-of-a-kind Potez-CAMS 141 flying boat named Antarés from Flotille d'exploration 4E of the French Naval Air Force (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.
Rohwer, J. (1998). Axis Submarine Successes of World War Two.
Patrol info for Jürgen Nissen
|1.||U-105||23 Nov 1942||Lorient||14 Feb 1943||Sunk||Patrol 1,||84 days|
|2.||U-105||16 Mar 1943||Lorient||2 Jun 1943||Sunk||Patrol 2,||79 days|
|2 patrols, 163 days at sea|
Ships hit by Jürgen Nissen
|Date||U-boat||Name of ship||Tons||Nat.||Convoy|
|14 Dec 1942||U-105||Orfor||6,578||br|
|12 Jan 1943||U-105||C.S. Flight||67||br|
|24 Jan 1943||U-105||British Vigilance||8,093||br||TM-1|
|27 Jan 1943||U-105||Cape Decision||5,106||am|
|15 May 1943||U-105||Maroussio Logothetis||4,669||gr|
5 ships sunk (24,513 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.