Korvettenkapitän (Crew 30)
16 ships sunk, total tonnage 85,779 GRT
|Born||24 Nov 1909||Ueckermünde, Pomerania|
|Died||14 Oct 1990||(80)|
|U-60||22 Jul 1939||19 Jul 1940||6 patrols (104 days)|
|U-105||10 Sep 1940||6 Jan 1942||4 patrols (236 days)|
Kapitänleutnant Georg Schewe at the periscope
Georg Schewe started his naval career in October 1928 as seaman. Since 1932 he attended the officer courses and became in 1936 an officer. In the same year he changed to the U-boat force and got the solid pre war training. In July 1939 he commissioned the type IIC boat U-60. After 6 patrols with one success he left the boat in August 1940 and commissioned in the some month U-105.
From January 1941 he operated mostly in Atlantic waters. But his peak he reached on his second patrol when he sank during the spring of 1941 in the middle of the Atlantic 12 ships with a total of 71,450 tons. It was the second most successful patrol of the whole war, second only to Hessler's incredible patrol on U-107. Georg Schewe left the boat in February 1942.
He then became a staff member of the FdU Mittelmeer (FdU Mediterranean). After more than two years in this position he was during the autumn 1944 for a month the flotilla commander of the 33rd Flotilla. From October 1944 he was staff member of the OKM (Naval High Command). After the surrender he spent a year in allied captivity.
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Patrol info for Georg Schewe
|1.||U-60||4 Nov 1939||Kiel||21 Nov 1939||Kiel||Patrol 1,||18 days|
|2.||U-60||4 Dec 1939||Kiel||4 Dec 1939||Wilhelmshaven||1 days|
|3.||U-60||12 Dec 1939||Wilhelmshaven||19 Dec 1939||Kiel||Patrol 2,||8 days|
|4.||U-60||9 Jan 1940||Kiel||21 Jan 1940||Wilhelmshaven||Patrol 3,||13 days|
|5.||U-60||14 Feb 1940||Wilhelmshaven||29 Feb 1940||Wilhelmshaven||Patrol 4,||16 days|
|6.||U-60||4 Apr 1940||Wilhelmshaven||27 Apr 1940||Kiel||Patrol 5,||24 days|
|7.||U-60||18 May 1940||Kiel||11 Jun 1940||Kiel||Patrol 6,||25 days|
|8.||U-105||24 Dec 1940||Kiel||31 Jan 1941||Lorient||Patrol 7,||39 days|
|9.||U-105||22 Feb 1941||Lorient||13 Jun 1941||Lorient||Patrol 8,||112 days|
|10.||U-105||3 Aug 1941||Lorient||20 Sep 1941||Lorient||Patrol 9,||49 days|
|11.||U-105||8 Nov 1941||Lorient||13 Dec 1941||Lorient||Patrol 10,||36 days|
|10 patrols, 340 days at sea|
Ships hit by Georg Schewe
|Date||U-boat||Commander||Name of ship||Tons||Nat.||Convoy|
|19 Dec 1939||U-60||Georg Schewe||City of Kobe [Mine]||4,373||br||FS-56|
|9 Jan 1941||U-105||Georg Schewe||Bassano||4,843||br|
|26 Jan 1941||U-105||Georg Schewe||Lurigethan||3,564||br||SLS-61|
|8 Mar 1941||U-105||Georg Schewe||Harmodius||5,229||br||SL-67|
|18 Mar 1941||U-105||Georg Schewe||Medjerda||4,380||br||SL-68|
|19 Mar 1941||U-105||Georg Schewe||Mandalika||7,750||nl||SL-68|
|21 Mar 1941||U-105||Georg Schewe||Clan Ogilvy||5,802||br||SL-68|
|21 Mar 1941||U-105||Georg Schewe||Benwyvis||5,920||br||SL-68|
|21 Mar 1941||U-105||Georg Schewe||Jhelum||4,038||br||SL-68|
|5 Apr 1941||U-105||Georg Schewe||Ena de Larrinaga||5,200||br|
|6 May 1941||U-105||Georg Schewe||Oakdene||4,255||br||OG-59|
|13 May 1941||U-105||Georg Schewe||Benvrackie||6,434||br||OB-312|
|15 May 1941||U-105||Georg Schewe||Benvenue||5,920||br||OB-314|
|16 May 1941||U-105||Georg Schewe||Rodney Star||11,803||br|
|1 Jun 1941||U-105||Georg Schewe||Scottish Monarch||4,719||br||OB-319|
|11 Sep 1941||U-105||Georg Schewe||Montana||1,549||pa|
16 ships sunk (85,779 tons).
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.