Korvettenkapitän (Crew 32)
6 ships sunk, total tonnage 36,208 GRT
1 warship sunk, total tonnage 291 tons (lost aboard transport ships)
2 ships damaged, total tonnage 15,575 GRT
|Born||30 Aug 1911||Eggersdorf, Lebus|
|Died||26 May 1943||(31)||North Atlantic west of Cape Ortegal|
|U-436||27 Sep 1941||26 May 1943 (+)||8 patrols (214 days)|
Kapitänleutnant Günther Seibicke
Günther Seibicke began his naval career in August 1932. This was four months later than usual, due to an accident in which the German sailing school ship Niobe sank in June 1932 after capsizing. Most of the cadets (27 men) of Crew 1932 died in this accident; therefore, a few young men from all over Germany were selected to replace them.
After serving on the light cruiser Königsberg, Seibicke served for more than four years on several minesweepers, starting in 1936. In the first year of the war he received both Iron Crosses. In April 1941 he transferred to the U-boat force and after the usual training he commissioned U-436 in September 1941.
He made eight patrols with the boat, mostly in the Arctic Sea and in the North Atlantic, before U-436 was sunk with all hands on 26 May 1943 (Niestlé, 1998).
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.
Patrol info for Günther Seibicke
|1.||U-436||2 Feb 1942||Kiel||17 Feb 1942||Kirkenes||Patrol 1,||16 days|
|2.||U-436||26 Feb 1942||Kirkenes||24 Mar 1942||Kirkenes||Patrol 2,||27 days|
|3.||U-436||7 Apr 1942||Kirkenes||20 Apr 1942||Kirkenes||Patrol 3,||14 days|
|4.||U-436||29 Apr 1942||Kirkenes||4 May 1942||Trondheim||Patrol 4,||6 days|
|5.||U-436||12 May 1942||Trondheim||27 May 1942||Skjomenfjord||Patrol 5,||16 days|
|6.||U-436||30 May 1942||Skjomenfjord||1 Jun 1942||Trondheim||3 days|
|7.||U-436||7 Jun 1942||Trondheim||11 Jun 1942||Kiel||5 days|
|8.||U-436||12 Jun 1942||Kiel||13 Jun 1942||Danzig||2 days|
|9.||U-436||20 Sep 1942||Danzig||21 Sep 1942||Kiel||2 days|
|10.||U-436||6 Oct 1942||Kiel||12 Nov 1942||Lorient||Patrol 6,||38 days|
|11.||U-436||17 Dec 1942||Lorient||19 Feb 1943||St. Nazaire||Patrol 7,||65 days|
|12.||U-436||25 Apr 1943||St. Nazaire||26 May 1943||Sunk||Patrol 8,||32 days|
|8 patrols, 214 days at sea|
Ships hit by Günther Seibicke
|Date||U-boat||Commander||Name of ship||Tons||Nat.||Convoy|
|1 Mar 1942||U-436||Günther Seibicke||RT-19 Komintern||577||sj|
|13 Apr 1942||U-436||Günther Seibicke||Kiev||5,823||sj||QP-10|
|27 Oct 1942||U-436||Günther Seibicke||Frontenac (d.)||7,350||nw||HX-212|
|27 Oct 1942||U-436||Günther Seibicke||Gurney E. Newlin (d.)||8,225||am||HX-212|
|27 Oct 1942||U-436||Günther Seibicke||HMS LCT-2281 [Trans.]||291||br||HX-212|
|27 Oct 1942||U-436||Günther Seibicke||Sourabaya||10,107||br||HX-212|
|29 Oct 1942||U-436||Günther Seibicke||Barrwhin||4,998||br||HX-212|
|8 Jan 1943||U-436||Günther Seibicke||Albert L. Ellsworth||8,309||nw||TM-1|
|8 Jan 1943||U-436||Günther Seibicke||Oltenia II||6,394||br||TM-1|
7 ships sunk (36,499 tons) and 2 ships damaged (15,575 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.