Herbert Rex

Kapitänleutnant (Crew 37a)

No ships sunk or damaged.

Born  27 Aug 1918 Köln-Riehl

Kriegsmarine Crew photo


3 Apr 1937 Offiziersanwärter
21 Sep 1937 Kadett des Marinewaffenwesens
1 May 1938 Fähnrich des Marinewaffenwesens
1 Jul 1939 Oberfähnrich des Marinewaffenwesens
1 Aug 1939 Leutnant des Marinewaffenwesens
1 Sep 1941 Oberleutnant des Marinewaffenwesens
1 Mar 1944 Kapitänleutnant


U-boat Commands


This man did not actually take official command of a U-boat but he had gone through all the motions (training, experience etc.) of commanding one.

Rex was a weapons officer specializing in mine warfare before transferring about 1943 to be a line naval officer.

Patrol info for Herbert Rex

This commander did not go out on patrols with his boats.

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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