Hans-Peter Hinsch

Kapitänleutnant (Crew 34)


Successes
4 ships sunk, total tonnage 13,394 GRT
1 warship sunk, total tonnage 1,090 tons
1 ship damaged, total tonnage 4,458 GRT

Born  30 Jul 1914 Hamburg
Died  12 Apr 1967(52)


Kriegsmarine Crew photo

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

Iron Cross 2nd Class
U-boat War Badge 1939

U-boat Commands

U-boatFromTo
U-4 17 Jan 1940 7 Jun 1940   2 patrols (25 days) 
U-140 7 Aug 1940 6 Apr 1941   1 patrol (28 days) 
U-569 8 May 1941 6 Feb 1943   7 patrols (280 days) 

Hans-Peter Hinsch died in Washington, D.C. as a Fregattenkapitän of the Bundesmarine (post-war German navy) (Rust, 2009).

Sources

Rust, E. (2009) E-mail correspondence. Author of Naval Officers under Hitler.

Patrol info for Hans-Peter Hinsch


 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-4 16 Mar 1940  Kiel  29 Mar 1940  Wilhelmshaven  Patrol 1,14 days
2. U-4 4 Apr 1940  Wilhelmshaven  14 Apr 1940  Wilhelmshaven  Patrol 2,11 days
3. U-140 20 Nov 1940  Kiel  17 Dec 1940  Bergen  Patrol 3,28 days
4. U-140 19 Dec 1940  Bergen  20 Dec 1940  Kiel   2 days
5. U-569 11 Aug 1941  Trondheim  21 Sep 1941  St. Nazaire  Patrol 4,42 days
6. U-569 12 Oct 1941  St. Nazaire  12 Nov 1941  St. Nazaire  Patrol 5,32 days
7. U-569 10 Dec 1941  St. Nazaire  23 Dec 1941  St. Nazaire  Patrol 6,14 days
8. U-569 26 Feb 1942  St. Nazaire  2 Apr 1942  La Pallice  Patrol 7,36 days
9. U-569 4 May 1942  La Pallice  28 Jun 1942  La Pallice  Patrol 8,56 days
10. U-569 4 Aug 1942  La Pallice  8 Oct 1942  La Pallice  Patrol 9,66 days
11. U-569 25 Nov 1942  La Pallice  28 Dec 1942  La Pallice  Patrol 10,34 days
10 patrols, 333 days at sea

Ships hit by Hans-Peter Hinsch

Date U-boat Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
10 Apr 1940U-4 HMS Thistle (N 24)1,090br
3 Dec 1940U-140 Victoria City4,739brHX-90
8 Dec 1940U-140 Penang2,019fi
8 Dec 1940U-140 Ashcrest5,652brSC-13
 
8 Mar 1942U-569 Hengist984br
11 Jun 1942U-569 Pontypridd (d.)4,458brONS-100
 18,942

5 ships sunk (14,484 tons) and 1 ship damaged (4,458 tons).

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


About ranks and decorations
Ranks shown in italics are our database inserts based on the rank dates of his crew comrades. The officers of each crew would normally have progressed through the lower ranks at the same rate.

Media links


U-Boat Attack Logs

Daniel Morgan and Bruce Taylor


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