Günther Lorentz

Kapitänleutnant (Crew 32)


Successes
1 ship sunk, total tonnage 3,840 GRT

Born  23 Oct 1913 Flensburg
Died  17 Jan 1989(75)


Ranks

4 Nov 1932 Seekadett
1 Oct 1937 Oberleutnant zur See
1 Mar 1942 Kapitänleutnant

Decorations

U-boat Commands

U-boatFromTo
U-10 10 Oct 1939 2 Jan 1940   No war patrols 
U-63 18 Jan 1940 25 Feb 1940   1 patrol (9 days) 

On Jan 3 1940 Günther Lorentz was assigned U-63, then being built at Deutsche Werke in Kiel. He officially took command on the 18th when the boat was commissioned.

Lorentz was taken as a prisoner of war after U-63 was sunk.

Patrol info for Günther Lorentz


 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-63 17 Feb 1940  Helgoland  25 Feb 1940  Sunk  Patrol 1,9 days

Ships hit by Günther Lorentz

Date U-boat Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
24 Feb 1940U-63 Santos3,840sw
 3,840

1 ship sunk (3,840 tons).

Legend
We have a picture of this vessel.

Media links


German U-boat Commanders of World War II

Busch, Rainer and Röll, Hans-Joachim

Listing of all U-boat commanders