Horst Rendtel

Kapitänleutnant (Crew 36)



No ships sunk or damaged.


Born  27 Nov 1916 Lychen
Died  19 Jan 1944(27)North Atlantic


Kriegsmarine crew book photo

Ranks

3 Apr 1936 Offiziersanwärter
10 Sep 1936 Seekadett
1 May 1937 Fähnrich zur See
1 Feb 1943 Kapitänleutnant

Decorations

U-boat Commands

U-boatFromTo
U-555 5 Feb 1942 Aug, 1942   No war patrols 
U-641 24 Sep 1942 19 Jan 1944  (+)  4 patrols (208 days) 

Crew of 1936

Horst Rendtel 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 Horst Rendtel

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-641 20 Feb 1943  Kiel  12 Apr 1943  St. Nazaire  Patrol 1,52 days
2. U-641 9 May 1943  St. Nazaire  16 Jul 1943  St. Nazaire  Patrol 2,69 days
3. U-641 31 Aug 1943  St. Nazaire  1 Sep 1943  St. Nazaire  Patrol 3,2 days
4. U-641 4 Sep 1943  St. Nazaire  18 Oct 1943  St. Nazaire  Patrol 3,45 days
5. U-641 11 Dec 1943  St. Nazaire  19 Jan 1944  Sunk  Patrol 4,40 days
4 patrols, 208 days at sea

Ships hit by Horst Rendtel

No entries found.


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