Dietrich Borchert

Korvettenkapitän (Crew 33)


Successes
2 ships sunk, total tonnage 13,148 GRT

Born  28 Feb 1909 Marnitz
Died  21 Dec 1990(81)Schobüll b. Husum, Germany


Ranks

8 Apr 1934 Offiziersanwärter
1 Jul 1934 Fähnrich zur See
1 Apr 1936 Oberfähnrich zur See
1 Oct 1936 Leutnant zur See
1 Jun 1938 Oberleutnant zur See
1 Apr 1941 Kapitänleutnant
1 Apr 1945 Korvettenkapitän

Decorations

20 Apr 1940 Iron Cross 2nd Class
20 Sep 1941 U-boat War Badge 1939
30 Jul 1942 Iron Cross 1st Class

U-boat Commands

U-boatFromTo
U-24 22 Aug 1940 10 Mar 1941   No war patrols 
U-566 17 Apr 1941 24 Jul 1942   5 patrols (196 days) 

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

Patrol info for Dietrich Borchert

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-566 26 Jul 1941  Trondheim  29 Jul 1941  Kirkenes   4 days
2. U-566 30 Jul 1941  Kirkenes  19 Aug 1941  Kirkenes  Patrol 1,21 days
3. U-566 30 Aug 1941  Kirkenes  20 Sep 1941  Kirkenes  Patrol 2,22 days
4. U-566 22 Sep 1941  Kirkenes  27 Sep 1941  Bergen   6 days
5. U-566 29 Sep 1941  Bergen  2 Oct 1941  Kiel   4 days
6. U-566 3 Dec 1941  Kiel  4 Dec 1941  Kristiansand   2 days
7. U-566 9 Dec 1941  Kristiansand  23 Dec 1941  Lorient  Patrol 3,15 days
8. U-566 15 Jan 1942  Lorient  9 Mar 1942  Brest  Patrol 4,54 days
9. U-566 8 Apr 1942  Brest  30 Jun 1942  Brest  Patrol 5,84 days
5 patrols, 196 days at sea

Ships hit by Dietrich Borchert

Date U-boat Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
15 Feb 1942U-566 Meropi4,181grON-60
1 Jun 1942U-566 Westmoreland8,967br
 13,148

2 ships sunk (13,148 tons).

Legend
We have a picture of this vessel.


About ranks and decorations
Special thanks to Fernando Almeida for data on ranks and decorations.

Media links


German U-boat Commanders of World War II

Busch, Rainer and Röll, Hans-Joachim

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