Hans-Gerrit von Stockhausen
Korvettenkapitän (Crew 26)
12 ships sunk, total tonnage 66,174 GRT
3 ships damaged, total tonnage 22,490 GRT
|Born||11 Aug 1907||Kassel|
|Died||15 Jan 1943||(35)||Berlin|
|U-13||30 Nov 1935||30 Sep 1937||No war patrols|
|U-65||15 Feb 1940||24 Mar 1941||5 patrols (195 days)|
Korvettenkapitän Hans-Gerrit von Stockhausen
Hans-Gerrit von Stockhausen began his naval career in April 1926. Among other positions he served for a year on the torpedo boat Jaguar before transferring to the U-boat force in July 1935. As 'man of the first hour' he already commanded U-13 in November 1935. Two years later, according to some sources, he became a staff member of the FdU (later BdU).
He left the BdU staff in December 1939 and on 15 February 1940 commissioned the Type IXB boat U-65. On his first patrol in June 1940 he was believed to have destroyed the French steamship Champlain (28,124 tons) in a fog but that vessel actually fell to air-laid mines instead and Stockhausen sank the 1.117 ton steamer Berenice instead.
After his fifth patrol Korvkpt. von Stockhausen left the boat.
He then became commander of the 26th Flotilla in Pillau.
He was killed in a car accident in Berlin in January 1943.
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Patrol info for Hans-Gerrit von Stockhausen
|1.||U-65||9 Apr 1940||Wilhelmshaven||14 May 1940||Wilhelmshaven||Patrol 1,||36 days|
|2.||U-65||8 Jun 1940||Wilhelmshaven||7 Jul 1940||Wilhelmshaven||Patrol 2,||30 days|
|3.||U-65||8 Aug 1940||Wilhelmshaven||19 Aug 1940||Lorient||Patrol 3,||12 days|
|4.||U-65||21 Aug 1940||Lorient||22 Aug 1940||Brest||2 days|
|5.||U-65||28 Aug 1940||Brest||25 Sep 1940||Lorient||Patrol 4,||29 days|
|6.||U-65||15 Oct 1940||Lorient||10 Jan 1941||Lorient||Patrol 5,||88 days|
|5 patrols, 195 days at sea|
Ships hit by Hans-Gerrit von Stockhausen
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.