Hans-Gerrit von Stockhausen

Korvettenkapitän (Crew 26)

12 ships sunk, total tonnage 66,174 GRT
3 ships damaged, total tonnage 22,490 GRT

Born  11 Aug 1907 Kassel
Died  15 Jan 1943(35)Berlin

Hans-Gerrit von Stockhausen


1 Apr 1926 Offiziersanwärter
12 Oct 1926 Seekadett
1 Apr 1928 Fähnrich zur See
1 Jun 1930 Oberfähnrich zur See
1 Oct 1930 Leutnant zur See
1 Oct 1932 Oberleutnant zur See
1 Apr 1936 Kapitänleutnant
1 Nov 1940 Korvettenkapitän


  Iron Cross 2nd Class
12 Jul 1940 Iron Cross 1st Class
  U-boat War Badge 1939
14 Jan 1941 Knights Cross

U-boat Commands

U-13 30 Nov 1935 30 Sep 1937   No war patrols 
U-65 15 Feb 1940 24 Mar 1941   5 patrols (195 days) 

Korvettenkapitän Hans-Gerrit von Stockhausen

Hans-Gerrit von Stockhausen began his naval career in April 1926. He served for a year on the torpedo boat Jaguar and commanded Peilboot V (survey ship) before transferring to the U-boat force in July 1935. As a 'man of the first hour' he was already commanding a U-boat in 1935, the small 'duck' type U-13. Two years later, according to some sources, he became a staff officer at FdU and later at BdU.

He left the BdU in December 1939 to commission a much larger long range boat, U-65. On his first patrol he mistakenly claimed the French steamship Champlain as sunk, but, operating in fog, had actually sunk the Berenice (Champlain was sunk by air-laid mines).

Krvtkpt. von Stockhausen left U-65 in 1941 to take command of the 26th (Training) Flotilla at Pillau.

He died in a car accident in Berlin two years later.


Busch, R. and Röll, H-J. (1999). German U-boat commanders of World War II.
Busch, R. and Röll, H-J. (1997). Der U-Bootkrieg 1939-1945 (Band 2).
Rohwer, J. (1998). Axis Submarine Successes of World War Two.

Patrol info for Hans-Gerrit von Stockhausen

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-65 9 Apr 1940  Wilhelmshaven  14 May 1940  Wilhelmshaven  Patrol 1,36 days
2. U-65 8 Jun 1940  Wilhelmshaven  7 Jul 1940  Wilhelmshaven  Patrol 2,30 days
3. U-65 8 Aug 1940  Wilhelmshaven  19 Aug 1940  Lorient  Patrol 3,12 days
4. U-65 21 Aug 1940  Lorient  22 Aug 1940  Brest   2 days
5. U-65 28 Aug 1940  Brest  25 Sep 1940  Lorient  Patrol 4,29 days
6. U-65 15 Oct 1940  Lorient  10 Jan 1941  Lorient  Patrol 5,88 days
5 patrols, 195 days at sea

Ships hit by Hans-Gerrit von Stockhausen

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
21 Jun 1940U-65Hans-Gerrit von Stockhausen Berenice1,177nl
22 Jun 1940U-65Hans-Gerrit von Stockhausen Monique7,011fr
30 Jun 1940U-65Hans-Gerrit von Stockhausen Clan Ogilvy (d.)5,802brSL-36
1 Jul 1940U-65Hans-Gerrit von Stockhausen Amstelland (d.)8,156nlOA-175
15 Sep 1940U-65Hans-Gerrit von Stockhausen Hird4,950nwHX-70
17 Sep 1940U-65Hans-Gerrit von Stockhausen Tregenna5,242brHX-71
15 Nov 1940U-65Hans-Gerrit von Stockhausen Kohinur5,168brOB-235
15 Nov 1940U-65Hans-Gerrit von Stockhausen Havbør7,614nw
16 Nov 1940U-65Hans-Gerrit von Stockhausen Fabian3,059brOB-234
18 Nov 1940U-65Hans-Gerrit von Stockhausen Congonian5,065br
21 Dec 1940U-65Hans-Gerrit von Stockhausen Charles Pratt8,982pa
24 Dec 1940U-65Hans-Gerrit von Stockhausen British Premier5,872brSLS-60
27 Dec 1940U-65Hans-Gerrit von Stockhausen Risanger5,455nw
31 Dec 1940U-65Hans-Gerrit von Stockhausen British Zeal (d.)8,532brOB-260
2 Jan 1941U-65Hans-Gerrit von Stockhausen Nalgora6,579brOB-261

12 ships sunk (66,174 tons) and 3 ships damaged (22,490 tons).

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(d.) means the ship was damaged.

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.

Men who sank over 50,000 tons

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German U-boat Commanders of World War II

Busch, Rainer and Röll, Hans-Joachim

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