Oberleutnant zur See (Crew X/39)
1 auxiliary warship sunk, total tonnage 2,938 GRT
1 ship damaged, total tonnage 10,048 GRT
1 warship damaged, total tonnage 1,625 tons
|Born||2 Jan 1921||Wuppertal-Barmen|
|Died||18 Aug 1944||(23)||Bay of Biscay|
|U-316||5 Aug 1943||4 May 1944||No war patrols|
|U-621||15 May 1944||18 Aug 1944 (+)||3 patrols (52 days)|
Hermann Stuckmann began his naval career shortly after the start of the war, in September 1939. He got his basic training on the school ship Schleswig Holstein and took part in the occupation of Denmark in April 1940. In July 1941 he was attached to the U-boat force and served as watch officer for more than a year on U-571 under the command of Kptlt. Helmut Möhlmann.
He left U-571 in May 1943 and three months later commissioned the Type VIIC boat U-316, which he commanded until May 1944 as a school boat in the Baltic Sea. In May 1944 he took command of the combat boat U-621 and fought in summer 1944 against the Allied landing ships in the English Channel. During these patrols he sank two landing ships.
Hermann Stuckmann died when U-621 was sunk with all hands on 18 August, 1944 in the Bay of Biscay near La Rochelle by depth charges from Canadian destroyers (Niestlé, 1998).
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Patrol info for Hermann Stuckmann
|1.||U-621||6 Jun 1944||Brest||23 Jun 1944||Brest||Patrol 1,||18 days|
|2.||U-621||15 Jul 1944||Brest||11 Aug 1944||Brest||Patrol 2,||28 days|
|3.||U-621||13 Aug 1944||Brest||18 Aug 1944||Sunk||Patrol 3,||6 days|
|3 patrols, 52 days at sea|
Ships hit by Hermann Stuckmann
|Date||U-boat||Commander||Name of ship||Tons||Nat.||Convoy|
|15 Jun 1944||U-621||Hermann Stuckmann||USS LST-280 (d.)||1,625||am|
|29 Jul 1944||U-621||Hermann Stuckmann||HMS Prince Leopold||2,938||br|
|30 Jul 1944||U-621||Hermann Stuckmann||Ascanius (d.)||10,048||br||EBC-54|
1 ship sunk (2,938 tons) and 2 ships damaged (11,673 tons).
About ranks and decorations
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