Korvettenkapitän (Crew 32)
2 ships sunk, total tonnage 11,639 GRT
|Born||2 Jan 1911||Zanzibar|
|Died||28 May 2002||(91)||Schleswig|
|U-19||20 Jun 1940||20 Oct 1940||No war patrols|
|U-138||21 Oct 1940||31 Dec 1940||1 patrol (27 days)|
|U-651||12 Feb 1941||29 Jun 1941||1 patrol (18 days)|
Peter Lohmeyer entered the navy in 1932 and went through the usual training. He then served with a Luftwaffe coastal squadron until Oct 1939 when he joined the U-boat force. He served as a Watch Officer on the U-19 for seven months before taking command of that boat in June 1940. He then briefly took command of the U-138 before being assigned to the building of a larger type VIIC boat in Jan 1941. He took command of that boat, the U-651, on 12 Feb 1941 (Busch & Röll, 1999).
With his U-651 he achieved his two sinkings before being sunk just after having sunk the latter.
Peter Lohmeyer was captured when his U-651 was sunk on 29 June 1941 – there were no casualties on the boat when she was lost. He was then a prisoner of war until 16 July 1947 (Busch & Röll, 1999).
From October 1965 to December 1968 he commanded the famous German naval school ship Gorch Fock. On 31 August 1968 he was interviewed in the Stornoway Gazette, the local newspaper for the Scottish Western Isles, in his role as Captain of Gorch Fock.
Kapitän zur See Peter Lohmeyer passed away on 28 May 2002 in Schleswig. He was 91 years old.
Busch, R. & Röll, H-J. (1999). German U-boat commanders of World War Two
Kommandanten der GORCH FOCK. http://www.esys.org/gofo/gorch_06.html
Segelschulschiff Gorch Fock. Kapitän zur See Peter Lohmeyer
Patrol info for Peter Lohmeyer
|1.||U-138||5 Nov 1940||Lorient||1 Dec 1940||Kiel||Patrol 1,||27 days|
|2.||U-651||7 Jun 1941||Hamburg||11 Jun 1941||Bergen||5 days|
|3.||U-651||12 Jun 1941||Bergen||29 Jun 1941||Sunk||Patrol 2,||18 days|
|2 patrols, 45 days at sea|
Ships hit by Peter Lohmeyer
|Date||U-boat||Name of ship||Tons||Nat.||Convoy|
|24 Jun 1941||U-651||Brockley Hill||5,297||br||HX-133|
|29 Jun 1941||U-651||Grayburn||6,342||br||HX-133|
2 ships sunk (11,639 tons).