Josef Röther

Kapitänleutnant (Crew 36)


Successes
2 ships sunk, total tonnage 14,063 GRT
1 ship damaged, total tonnage 7,191 GRT
1 ship a total loss, total tonnage 7,178 GRT

Born  7 Oct 1907 Iserlohn / Westfalen, Germany
Died  20 Feb 1988(80)Iserlohn / Westfalen, Germany


Ranks

1 May 1937 Fähnrich zur See
1 Oct 1938 Leutnant zur See
1 Oct 1939 Oberleutnant zur See
1 Jul 1941 Kapitänleutnant

Decorations

  Iron Cross 2nd Class
  Iron Cross 1st Class
19 Nov 1943 German Cross in Gold

U-boat Commands

U-boatFromTo
U-380 22 Dec 1941 Nov, 1943   10 patrols (226 days) 

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

Röther apparently joined the navy in 1927 but only became an officer candidate in 1936. His age and experience resulted in his being promoted more rapidly during the war.

Patrol info for Josef Röther


 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-380 4 Aug 1942  Kiel  11 Aug 1942  Trondheim  Patrol 1,8 days
2. U-380 22 Aug 1942  Trondheim  7 Oct 1942  St. Nazaire  Patrol 1,47 days
3. U-380 5 Nov 1942  St. Nazaire  19 Nov 1942  La Spezia  Patrol 2,15 days
4. U-380 28 Nov 1942  La Spezia  23 Dec 1942  La Spezia  Patrol 3,26 days
5. U-380 1 Feb 1943  La Spezia  6 Feb 1943  La Spezia  Patrol 4,6 days
6. U-380 10 Mar 1943  La Spezia  5 Apr 1943  La Spezia  Patrol 5,27 days
7. U-380 5 May 1943  La Spezia  16 May 1943  La Spezia  Patrol 6,12 days
8. U-380 7 Jun 1943  La Spezia  6 Jul 1943  Toulon  Patrol 7,30 days
9. U-380 11 Aug 1943  Toulon  7 Sep 1943  Toulon  Patrol 8,28 days
10. U-380 30 Sep 1943  Toulon  11 Oct 1943  Toulon  Patrol 9,12 days
11. U-380 28 Oct 1943  Toulon  11 Nov 1943  Toulon  Patrol 10,15 days
10 patrols, 226 days at sea

Ships hit by Josef Röther

Date U-boat Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
18 Sep 1942U-380 Olaf Fostenes2,994nw
11 Nov 1942U-380 Nieuw Zeeland11,069nlTorch
 
15 Mar 1943U-380 Ocean Seaman (t.)7,178brET-14
23 Aug 1943U-380 Pierre Soulé (d.)7,191am
 28,432

3 ships sunk (21,241 tons) and 1 ship damaged (7,191 tons).

Legend
We have a picture of this vessel.
(d.) means the ship was damaged.
(t.) means the ship was a total loss (included in ships & tonnage lost).

Media links


German U-boat Commanders of World War II

Busch, Rainer and Röll, Hans-Joachim

Listing of all U-boat commanders