Kapitänleutnant (Crew 36)
4 ships sunk, total tonnage 24,944 GRT
|Born||10 May 1916||Schneidemühl|
|U-34||20 Nov 1941||15 Jun 1942||No war patrols|
|U-566||25 Jul 1942||24 Jan 1943||2 patrols (66 days)|
|U-2364||Apr, 1945||5 May 1945||No war patrols|
Gerhard Remus joined the Kriegsmarine in 1936. He served on the light cruiser Emden from June 1938 to Oct 1940 (Busch & Röll, 1999).
Oblt. Gerhard Remus went through U-boat training from Nov 1940 to March 1941. From April to Oct 1941 Remus served as the First Watch Officer (1WO) on the U-652 (Oblt. Georg-Werner Fraatz). He served on the boat for two war patrols during which they sank 1 small ship and damaged 3 with a total of 20,825 tons. He left the boat in Oct 1941 (Busch & Röll, 1999).
From Oct to Nov 1941 Remus went through U-boat Commander training before taking command of the U-34, a retired front line boat, on 20 Nov 1941. He left the boat in June 1942 to take command of the U-566. After two patrols in the Atlantic he left the boat to lead the torpedo training attack of the 24th Flotilla. From Oct 1944 to Feb 1946 Remus led training at the 24th flotilla. He then joined the torpedo attack div of the 26th flotilla until April 1945 (Busch & Röll, 1999).
At the end of the war Remus commanded the new Elektro boat U-2364 which he scuttled on 5 May 1945 at Gelting Bay (Niestlé, 1998). For the last few days of the war he joined the staff of U-boat Command. Kplt. Gerhard Remus was detained by the Allied, but released on 3 Aug 1945 (Busch & Röll, 1999).
Busch, R. and Röll, H-J. (1999). German U-boat commanders of World War II.
Busch, R. and Röll, H-J. (1997). Der U-Bootkrieg 1939-1945 (Band 2).
Niestlé, A. (1998). German U-boat losses during World War II.
Rohwer, J. (1998). Axis Submarine Successes of World War Two.
Patrol info for Gerhard Remus
|1.||U-566||6 Aug 1942||Brest||5 Sep 1942||Brest||Patrol 1,||31 days|
|2.||U-566||28 Oct 1942||Brest||1 Dec 1942||Brest||Patrol 2,||35 days|
|2 patrols, 66 days at sea|
Ships hit by Gerhard Remus
|Date||U-boat||Name of ship||Tons||Nat.||Convoy|
|17 Aug 1942||U-566||Triton||6,607||nw||SL-118|
|28 Aug 1942||U-566||City of Cardiff||5,661||br||SL-119|
|28 Aug 1942||U-566||Zuiderkerk||8,424||nl||SL-119|
|7 Nov 1942||U-566||Glenlea||4,252||br||ON-142|
4 ships sunk (24,944 tons).
About ranks and decorations
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