Hellmut Rathke

Korvettenkapitän (Crew 30)



No ships sunk or damaged.


Born  3 Dec 1910 Czychen, East Prussia
Died  7 Oct 2001(90)Flensburg, Germany


Ranks

1 Apr 1930 Offiziersanwärter
1 Jan 1932 Fähnrich zur See
1 Apr 1934 Oberfähnrich zur See
1 Oct 1934 Leutnant zur See
1 Jun 1936 Oberleutnant zur See
1 Jun 1939 Kapitänleutnant
1 Jun 1943 Korvettenkapitän

Decorations

  Iron Cross 2nd Class

U-boat Commands

U-boatFromTo
U-352 28 Aug 1941 9 May 1942   2 patrols (76 days) 

Patrol info for Hellmut Rathke

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-352 15 Jan 1942  Kiel  19 Jan 1942  Bergen  Patrol 1,5 days
2. U-352 20 Jan 1942  Bergen  26 Feb 1942  St. Nazaire  Patrol 1,38 days
3. U-352 7 Apr 1942  St. Nazaire  9 May 1942  Sunk  Patrol 2,33 days
2 patrols, 76 days at sea


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