Hans-Joachim Drewitz

Korvettenkapitän (Crew 32)


Successes
1 ship sunk, total tonnage 3,454 GRT

Born  14 Nov 1907 Thorn
Died  11 Aug 1943(35)North Atlantic


Ranks

1 Apr 1933 Offiziersanwärter
1 Jul 1934 Fähnrich zur See
1 Sep 1935 Oberfähnrich zur See
1 Jan 1936 Leutnant zur See
1 Oct 1937 Oberleutnant zur See
1 Apr 1940 Kapitänleutnant
1 Aug 1943 Korvettenkapitän

Decorations

1940 Iron Cross 2nd Class
1940 Minesweeper War Badge
1941 Iron Cross 1st Class
18 Jun 1942 German Cross in Gold
4 Mar 1943 U-boat War Badge 1939

U-boat Commands

U-boatFromTo
U-525 30 Jul 1942 11 Aug 1943  (+)  3 patrols (137 days) 

Patrol info for Hans-Joachim Drewitz

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-525 15 Dec 1942  Kiel  3 Mar 1943  Lorient  Patrol 1,79 days
2. U-525 15 Apr 1943  Lorient  26 May 1943  Lorient  Patrol 2,42 days
3. U-525 25 Jul 1943  Lorient  26 Jul 1943  Lorient   2 days
4. U-525 27 Jul 1943  Lorient  11 Aug 1943  Sunk  Patrol 3,16 days
3 patrols, 137 days at sea

Ships hit by Hans-Joachim Drewitz

Date U-boat Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
20 Feb 1943U-525 Radhurst3,454brONS-165
 3,454

1 ship sunk (3,454 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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