Karl-Wilhelm Pancke

Oberleutnant zur See (Crew 38)


Successes
2 ships sunk, total tonnage 2,095 GRT
1 auxiliary warship sunk, total tonnage 500 GRT

Born  4 Oct 1915 Husum
Died  19 Mar 1987(71)


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Ranks

1 Oct 1938 Offiziersanwärter
1 Jul 1939 Seekadett
1 Dec 1939 Fähnrich zur See
1 Aug 1940 Oberfähnrich zur See
1 Apr 1941 Leutnant zur See
1 Aug 1943 Oberleutnant zur See

Decorations

U-boat Commands

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U-242 14 Aug 1943 Feb, 1945   6 patrols (76 days) 

Patrol info for Karl-Wilhelm Pancke

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-242 21 May 1944  Kiel  25 May 1944  Stavanger   5 days
2. U-242 8 Jun 1944  Stavanger  26 Jun 1944  Bergen  Patrol 1,19 days
3. U-242 27 Jun 1944  Bergen  27 Jun 1944  Stavanger   1 days
4. U-242 28 Jun 1944  Stavanger  28 Jun 1944  Kristiansand   1 days
5. U-242 29 Jun 1944  Kristiansand  1 Jul 1944  Kiel   3 days
6. U-242 11 Jul 1944  Kiel  14 Jul 1944  Reval   4 days
7. U-242 16 Jul 1944  Reval  16 Jul 1944  Helsinki   1 days
8. U-242 17 Jul 1944  Helsinki  20 Jul 1944  Grand Hotel  Patrol 2,4 days
9. U-242 21 Jul 1944  Grand Hotel  23 Jul 1944  Grand Hotel  Patrol 2,3 days
10. U-242 24 Jul 1944  Grand Hotel  26 Jul 1944  Grand Hotel  Patrol 2,3 days
11. U-242 26 Jul 1944  Grand Hotel  30 Jul 1944  Grand Hotel  Patrol 2,5 days
12. U-242 1 Aug 1944  Grand Hotel  1 Aug 1944  Helsinki  Patrol 2,1 days
13. U-242 23 Aug 1944  Helsinki  26 Aug 1944  Grand Hotel  Patrol 3,4 days
14. U-242 29 Aug 1944  Grand Hotel  1 Sep 1944  Grand Hotel  Patrol 3,4 days
15. U-242 3 Sep 1944  Grand Hotel  3 Sep 1944  Reval  Patrol 3,1 days
16. U-242 12 Sep 1944  Reval  12 Sep 1944  Baltisch Port   1 days
17. U-242 21 Sep 1944  Baltisch Port  28 Sep 1944  Windau  Patrol 4,8 days
18. U-242 30 Sep 1944  Windau  2 Oct 1944  Pillau   3 days
19. U-242 5 Oct 1944  Pillau  9 Oct 1944  Pillau  Patrol 5,5 days
20. U-242 10 Oct 1944  Pillau  11 Oct 1944  Danzig   2 days
21. U-242 12 Jan 1945  Danzig  30 Jan 1945  Kiel  Patrol 6,19 days
6 patrols, 76 days at sea

Ships hit by Karl-Wilhelm Pancke

Date U-boat Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
25 Aug 1944U-242 KKO-2600sj
25 Aug 1944U-242 VRD-96 Del´fin500sj
28 Oct 1944U-242 Rigel [Mine]1,495fi
 2,595

3 ships sunk (2,595 tons).

Legend
We have a picture of this vessel.
[Mine] indicates the vessel was hit by a mine laid by said U-boat.


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