Horst Dieterichs

Kapitänleutnant (Crew 34)


Successes
1 ship sunk, total tonnage 7,452 GRT
3 ships damaged, total tonnage 13,285 GRT

Born  1 Mar 1912 Naumburg, Saale
Died  18 Feb 1944(31)North Atlantic


Ranks

8 Apr 1934Offiziersanwärter
1 Jul 1935Fähnrich zur See
1 Jan 1937Oberfähnrich zur See
1 Apr 1937Leutnant zur See
1 Apr 1939Oberleutnant zur See
1 Apr 1942Kapitänleutnant

Decorations

1941Iron Cross 2nd Class
27 Aug 1941U-boat War Badge 1939
1942Iron Cross 1st Class

U-boat Commands

U-boatFromTo
U-406 22 Oct 1941 18 Feb 1944  (+)  8 patrols (358 days) 

Patrol info for Horst Dieterichs


 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-406 4 Apr 1942  Kiel  19 Apr 1942  St. Nazaire  Patrol 1,16 days
2. U-406 5 May 1942  St. Nazaire  1 Jul 1942  St. Nazaire  Patrol 2,58 days
3. U-406 9 Aug 1942  St. Nazaire  8 Oct 1942  St. Nazaire  Patrol 3,61 days
4. U-406 14 Dec 1942  St. Nazaire  12 Jan 1943  St. Nazaire  Patrol 4,30 days
5. U-406 22 Feb 1943  St. Nazaire  30 Mar 1943  Bordeaux  Patrol 5,37 days
6. U-406 25 Apr 1943  Bordeaux  11 May 1943  St. Nazaire  Patrol 6,17 days
7. U-406 26 Jun 1943  St. Nazaire  15 Sep 1943  St. Nazaire  Patrol 7,82 days
8. U-406 8 Dec 1943  St. Nazaire  10 Dec 1943  St. Nazaire  Patrol 8,3 days
9. U-406 20 Dec 1943  St. Nazaire  22 Dec 1943  St. Nazaire  Patrol 8,3 days
10. U-406 25 Dec 1943  St. Nazaire  27 Dec 1943  St. Nazaire  Patrol 8,3 days
11. U-406 29 Dec 1943  St. Nazaire  31 Dec 1943  St. Nazaire  Patrol 8,3 days
12. U-406 5 Jan 1944  St. Nazaire  18 Feb 1944  Sunk  Patrol 8,45 days
8 patrols, 358 days at sea

Ships hit by Horst Dieterichs

Date U-boat Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
19 Aug 1942U-406 City of Manila7,452brSL-118
28 Dec 1942U-406 Baron Cochrane (d.)3,385brONS-154
28 Dec 1942U-406 Lynton Grange (d.)5,029brONS-154
28 Dec 1942U-406 Zarian (d.)4,871brONS-154
 20,737

1 ship sunk (7,452 tons) and 3 ships damaged (13,285 tons).

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


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


Naval Officers Under Hitler

Rust, Eric C.

Listing of all U-boat commanders