Karl Grafen

Oberleutnant zur See


Successes
3 ships sunk, total tonnage 2,046 GRT
1 ship damaged, total tonnage 1,846 GRT
1 ship a total loss, total tonnage 7,602 GRT

Born  9 May 1915 Essen-Altenessen
Died  6 Feb 1968(52)


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Ranks

1 Nov 1943 Oberleutnant zur See

Decorations

  Iron Cross 2nd Class
  Iron Cross 1st Class
14 Jul 1944 German Cross in Gold

U-boat Commands

U-boatFromTo
U-20 1 Nov 1943 10 Sep 1944   5 patrols (147 days) 

Patrol info for Karl Grafen

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-20 8 Nov 1943  Konstanza  9 Dec 1943  Konstanza  Patrol 1,32 days
2. U-20 1 Jan 1944  Konstanza  26 Jan 1944  Konstanza  Patrol 2,26 days
3. U-20 22 Feb 1944  Konstanza  1 Mar 1944  Sevastopol  Patrol 3,9 days
4. U-20 2 Mar 1944  Sevastopol  27 Mar 1944  Konstanza  Patrol 3,26 days
5. U-20 11 Jun 1944  Konstanza  11 Jul 1944  Konstanza  Patrol 4,31 days
6. U-20 19 Aug 1944  Konstanza  10 Sep 1944    Patrol 5,23 days
5 patrols, 147 days at sea

Ships hit by Karl Grafen

Date U-boat Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
29 Nov 1943U-20 Peredovik (d.)1,846sj
 
16 Jan 1944U-20 Vaijan Kutur’e (t.)7,602sj
7 Apr 1944U-20 Rion [Mine]187sj
19 Jun 1944U-20 Pestel´1,850sj
24 Jun 1944U-20 DB-269sj
 11,494

4 ships sunk (9,648 tons) and 1 ship damaged (1,846 tons).

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(t.) means the ship was a total loss (included in ships & tonnage lost).
[Mine] indicates the vessel was hit by a mine laid by said U-boat.

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