Klaus Petersen

Kapitänleutnant (Crew 36)


Successes
4 warships sunk, total tonnage 529 tons
1 warship damaged, total tonnage 412 tons
1 ship a total loss, total tonnage 7,886 GRT

Born  13 Jan 1917 Kiel
Died  8 Sep 2014(97)


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 Jun 1943 Kapitänleutnant

Decorations

  Iron Cross 2nd Class
  Iron Cross 1st Class
14 Jul 1944 German Cross in Gold

U-boat Commands

U-boatFromTo
U-14 10 Feb 1942 30 Jun 1942   No war patrols 
U-24 14 Oct 1942 17 Nov 1942   1 patrol (14 days) 
U-24 16 Apr 1943 7 Apr 1944   5 patrols (148 days) 
U-9 7 Apr 1944 Jun, 1944   1 patrol (33 days) 

Crew of 1936

Klaus Petersen was one of the Kriegsmarine's famous Olympia Crew. This Crew chose the Olympic rings as their symbol (the 1936 Olympic games were held in Berlin). It was the largest Crew, and produced more U-boat commanders than any other – of the 164 who 'graduated', 140 took command during the war.

Patrol info for Klaus Petersen

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-24 27 Oct 1942  Konstanza  9 Nov 1942  Konstanza  Patrol 1,14 days
2. U-24 5 Jun 1943  Konstanza  26 Jun 1943  Feodosia  Patrol 2,22 days
3. U-24 27 Jun 1943  Feodosia  29 Jun 1943  Konstanza  Patrol 2,3 days
4. U-24 26 Jul 1943  Konstanza  25 Aug 1943  Konstanza  Patrol 3,31 days
5. U-24 30 Sep 1943  Konstanza  18 Oct 1943  Sevastopol  Patrol 4,19 days
6. U-24 20 Oct 1943  Sevastopol  4 Nov 1943  Konstanza  Patrol 4,16 days
7. U-24 15 Jan 1944  Konstanza  10 Feb 1944  Konstanza  Patrol 5,27 days
8. U-24 4 Mar 1944  Konstanza  2 Apr 1944  Konstanza  Patrol 6,30 days
9. U-9 26 Apr 1944  Konstanza  28 May 1944  Konstanza  Patrol 7,33 days
7 patrols, 195 days at sea

Ships hit by Klaus Petersen

Date U-boat Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
15 Jun 1943U-24 BTSC-411 Zashchitnik (No 26)441sj
30 Jul 1943U-24 Emba (t.)7,886sj
22 Aug 1943U-24 DB-36 (No 363)16sj
22 Aug 1943U-24 DB-37 (No 365)16sj
31 Oct 1943U-24 SKA-08856sj
 
11 May 1944U-9 Shtorm (d.)412sj
 8,827

5 ships sunk (8,415 tons) and 1 ship damaged (412 tons).

Legend
We have a picture of this vessel.
(d.) means the ship was damaged.
(t.) means the ship was a total loss (included in ships & tonnage lost).


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


U-Boat Attack Logs

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German U-boat Commanders of World War II

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