Kurt Petersen

Kapitänleutnant (Crew 36)


Successes
1 ship sunk, total tonnage 2,140 GRT

Born  20 Sep 1916 Sonderburg
Died  12 Jun 2010(93)


Ranks

3 Apr 1936 Offiziersanwärter
10 Sep 1936 Seekadett
1 May 1937 Fähnrich zur See
1 Jul 1938 Oberfähnrich zur See
1 Oct 1938 Leutnant zur See
1 Oct 1940 Oberleutnant zur See
1 Apr 1943 Kapitänleutnant

Decorations

  Fleet War Badge
  Iron Cross 2nd Class
  Iron Cross 1st Class
  U-boat War Badge 1939
  U-boat Front Clasp
14 Jan 1944 German Cross in Gold

U-boat Commands

U-boatFromTo
U-541 24 Mar 1943 12 May 1945   4 patrols (316 days) 

Patrol info for Kurt Petersen

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-541 4 Nov 1943  Kiel  9 Jan 1944  Lorient  Patrol 1,67 days
2. U-541 29 Feb 1944  Lorient  22 Jun 1944  Lorient  Patrol 2,115 days
3. U-541 6 Aug 1944  Lorient  11 Nov 1944  Flensburg  Patrol 3,98 days
4. U-541 1 Apr 1945  Kiel  3 Apr 1945  Horten   3 days
5. U-541 7 Apr 1945  Horten  12 May 1945  Gibraltar  Patrol 4,36 days
4 patrols, 316 days at sea

Ships hit by Kurt Petersen

Date U-boat Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
3 Sep 1944U-541 Livingston2,140br
 2,140

1 ship sunk (2,140 tons).

Legend
We have a picture of this vessel.


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


German U-boat Commanders of World War II

Busch, Rainer and Röll, Hans-Joachim

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