Siegfried Rollmann

Kapitänleutnant (Crew 34)

8 ships sunk, total tonnage 51,859 GRT
1 warship sunk, total tonnage 1,190 tons
1 ship damaged, total tonnage 1,999 GRT

Born  13 Sep 1914 Friedrichshafen, Lake Constance
Died  6 Feb 1942(27)North Atlantic

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8 Apr 1934 Offiziersanwärter
1 Jul 1935 Fähnrich zur See
1 Jan 1937 Oberfähnrich zur See
1 Apr 1937 Leutnant zur See
1 Apr 1939 Oberleutnant zur See
1 Jan 1942 Kapitänleutnant


U-boat Commands

U-82 14 May 1941 6 Feb 1942  (+)  3 patrols (102 days) 

Siegfried Rollmann joined the Reichsmarine in 1934. He served on the light cruiser Karlsruhe from Nov 39 to March 1940, when he transferred to the U-boat force. He finished his U-boat training in Sept, and in Oct became 1st Watch Officer (IWO) on U-52 (Salmann). Rollmann went out on two patrols during which four ships were sunk.

In March 1941 Oblt. Rollmann started his U-boat commander training with the 24th (Training) Flotilla, finishing the course in April, when he was sent for U-boat construction familiarization (Baubelehrung).

Oblt. Siegfried Rollmann commissioned U-82 on 14 May 1941. Rollmann enjoyed success with U-82: during three patrols the boat sank ten ships totalling over 53,000 GRT, and damaged another of 1,999 tons.

U-82 was sunk with all hands on 6 Feb 1942 by HMS Rochester and HMS Tamarisk close to convoy ON-18, while returning from the US coast (Niestlé, 1998). Rollmann had reported sighting a small convoy while inbound to Lorient, and had been ordered to shadow it, but nothing more was heard from him subsequently.


Busch, R and Röll, H-J. (1998). German U-boat commanders of World War II.
Niestle, A. (1998). German U-boat losses during World War II.

Patrol info for Siegfried Rollmann

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-82 12 Jul 1941  Kiel  13 Jul 1941  Horten   2 days
2. U-82 20 Jul 1941  Horten  23 Jul 1941  Trondheim   4 days
3. U-82 11 Aug 1941  Trondheim  18 Sep 1941  Lorient  Patrol 1,39 days
4. U-82 15 Oct 1941  Lorient  19 Nov 1941  La Pallice  Patrol 2,36 days
5. U-82 11 Jan 1942  La Pallice  6 Feb 1942  Sunk  Patrol 3,27 days
3 patrols, 102 days at sea

Ships hit by Siegfried Rollmann

Date U-boat Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
10 Sep 1941U-82 Empire Hudson7,465brSC-42
11 Sep 1941U-82 Bulysses7,519brSC-42
11 Sep 1941U-82 Gypsum Queen3,915brSC-42
11 Sep 1941U-82 Empire Crossbill5,463brSC-42
11 Sep 1941U-82 Scania (d.)1,999swSC-42
21 Oct 1941U-82 Serbino4,099brSL-89
21 Oct 1941U-82 Treverbyn5,281brSL-89
22 Jan 1942U-82 Athelcrown11,999brON-56
23 Jan 1942U-82 Leiesten6,118nwON-56
31 Jan 1942U-82 HMS Belmont (H 46)1,190brNA-2

9 ships sunk (53,049 tons) and 1 ship damaged (1,999 tons).

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(d.) means the ship was damaged.

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.

Men who sank over 50,000 tons

Media links

U-Boat Attack Logs

Daniel Morgan and Bruce Taylor
(£ 38.25)

German U-boat Commanders of World War II

Busch, Rainer and Röll, Hans-Joachim

Attack and Sink!

Edwards, Bernard
($ 12.95)

Naval Officers Under Hitler

Rust, Eric C.

Listing of all U-boat commanders

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