Korvettenkapitän (Crew 34)
27 ships sunk, total tonnage 129,976 GRT
2 warships sunk, total tonnage 5,775 tons
3 ships damaged, total tonnage 26,167 GRT
|Born||12 Jun 1916||Hannover|
|Died||2 Apr 1943||(26)||Middle Atlantic|
|U-124||8 Sep 1941||2 Apr 1943 (+)||6 patrols (268 days)|
The lucky Kapitänleutnant 'Jochen' Mohr after a patrol.
'Jochen' Mohr was one of a handful of U-boat officers who spent their entire U-boat careers on a single boat. He completed his first three patrols on U-124 under the command of Kapitänleutnant Georg-Wilhelm Schulz before taking her over on 8 Sep 1941.
Mohr achieved notable success against enemy warships. On his first patrol as commander in November 1941, he sank the British light cruiser HMS Dunedin and in 1942 the French corvette Mimosa. The night of 12 May 1942 was also notable: U-124 sank four ships with a total of 21,784 tons from convoy ONS 92. In all, he sank 29 ships in his 18 months as commander of U-124.
A doggerel composed by Mohr on his way back from the US East Coast:
The moon night is as black as ink
Off Hatteras the tankers sink
While sadly Roosevelt counts the score
some fifty thousand tons. Mohr
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Patrol info for Johann Mohr
|1.||U-124||16 Sep 1941||Lorient||1 Oct 1941||Lorient||Patrol 1,||16 days|
|2.||U-124||30 Oct 1941||Lorient||29 Dec 1941||Lorient||Patrol 2,||61 days|
|3.||U-124||21 Feb 1942||Lorient||10 Apr 1942||Lorient||Patrol 3,||49 days|
|4.||U-124||4 May 1942||Lorient||26 Jun 1942||Lorient||Patrol 4,||54 days|
|5.||U-124||25 Nov 1942||Lorient||13 Feb 1943||Lorient||Patrol 5,||81 days|
|6.||U-124||27 Mar 1943||Lorient||2 Apr 1943||Sunk||Patrol 6,||7 days|
|6 patrols, 268 days at sea|
Ships hit by Johann Mohr
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.