Werner Pfeifer

Kapitänleutnant (Crew 33)

1 auxiliary warship sunk, total tonnage 364 GRT

Born  2 May 1912 Dresden
Died  31 May 1993(81)Buntenbock-Harz, Germany

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1 Apr 1933 Offiziersanwärter
1 Jul 1934 Fähnrich zur See
1 Apr 1936 Oberfähnrich zur See
1 Oct 1936 Leutnant zur See
1 Jun 1938 Oberleutnant zur See
1 Feb 1941 Kapitänleutnant


U-boat Commands

U-56 14 Oct 1940 21 Apr 1941   No war patrols 
U-581 31 Jul 1941 2 Feb 1942   2 patrols (35 days) 

Special thanks to Mr. Fernando Almeida for details on date of death.

Patrol info for Werner Pfeifer

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-581 13 Dec 1941  Kiel  24 Dec 1941  St. Nazaire  Patrol 1,12 days
2. U-581 11 Jan 1942  St. Nazaire  2 Feb 1942  Sunk  Patrol 2,23 days
2 patrols, 35 days at sea

Ships hit by Werner Pfeifer

Date U-boat Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
19 Jan 1942U-581 HMS Rosemonde364br

1 ship sunk (364 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.

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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