Gerd Schreiber

Korvettenkapitän (Crew 31)


Successes
8 ships sunk, total tonnage 28,415 GRT
4 ships damaged, total tonnage 27,916 GRT

Born  2 Apr 1912 Hirschberg, Silesia
Died  27 Jan 2004(91)Altenholz, Germany


Ranks

14 Oct 1931 Seekadett
1 Jan 1937 Oberleutnant zur See
1 Oct 1939 Kapitänleutnant
1 Nov 1943 Korvettenkapitän

Decorations

  Iron Cross 2nd Class
  Iron Cross 1st Class
22 May 1942 German Cross in Gold

U-boat Commands

U-boatFromTo
U-3 3 Jan 1940 28 Jul 1940   2 patrols (22 days) 
U-95 31 Aug 1940 28 Nov 1941   7 patrols (184 days) 

Gerd Schreiber survived the loss of his boat, U-95, along with 11 of his men, in the Mediterranean on 28 Nov 1941 (Niestlé, 1998). They were rescued by their attacker, the Dutch submarine O-21, and sent to POW camps. Schreiber was initially held on Gibraltar, where he managed to escape his British captors together with Hans Ey of U-433. They intended to flee to Spain and then Germany, but were recaptured shortly after escaping and sent to London (Blair, 1996).

He joined the post-war German Navy (Bundesmarine) and retired as Flottillenadmiral a.D. der Bundesmarine.

Sources

Blair, C. (1996). Hitler’s U-boat War. The Hunters, 1939-1942.
Busch, R. and Röll, H-J. (1999). German U-boat commanders of World War II.
Niestlé, A. (1998). German U-boat losses during World War II.

Patrol info for Gerd Schreiber


 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-3 16 Mar 1940  Kiel  29 Mar 1940  Wilhelmshaven  Patrol 1,14 days
2. U-3 12 Apr 1940  Wilhelmshaven  19 Apr 1940  Wilhelmshaven  Patrol 2,8 days
3. U-95 20 Nov 1940  Kiel  6 Dec 1940  Lorient  Patrol 3,17 days
4. U-95 16 Dec 1940  Lorient  14 Jan 1941  Lorient  Patrol 4,30 days
5. U-95 16 Feb 1941  Lorient  19 Mar 1941  St. Nazaire  Patrol 5,32 days
6. U-95 12 Apr 1941  St. Nazaire  13 May 1941  St. Nazaire  Patrol 6,32 days
7. U-95 30 Jun 1941  St. Nazaire  31 Jul 1941  St. Nazaire  Patrol 7,32 days
8. U-95 21 Aug 1941  St. Nazaire  20 Sep 1941  Lorient  Patrol 8,31 days
9. U-95 19 Nov 1941  Lorient  28 Nov 1941  Sunk  Patrol 9,10 days
9 patrols, 206 days at sea

Ships hit by Gerd Schreiber

Date U-boat Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
27 Nov 1940U-95 Irene Maria1,862brOB-248
28 Nov 1940U-95 Ringhorn (d.)1,298nwOB-248
2 Dec 1940U-95 Conch (d.)8,376brHX-90
26 Dec 1940U-95 Waiotira (d.)12,823br
 
24 Feb 1941U-95 Svein Jarl1,908nwOB-288
24 Feb 1941U-95 Cape Nelson3,807brOB-288
24 Feb 1941U-95 Temple Moat4,427brOB-288
2 Mar 1941U-95 Pacific6,034brHX-109
5 Mar 1941U-95 Murjek5,070sw
3 May 1941U-95 Taranger4,873nw
20 Jul 1941U-95 Palma (d.)5,419br
6 Sep 1941U-95 Trinidad434pa
 56,331

8 ships sunk (28,415 tons) and 4 ships damaged (27,916 tons).

Legend
We have a picture of this vessel.
(d.) means the ship was damaged.

Media links


German U-boat Commanders of World War II

Busch, Rainer and Röll, Hans-Joachim

Listing of all U-boat commanders