Korvettenkapitän (Crew 31)
8 ships sunk, total tonnage 28,415 GRT
4 ships damaged, total tonnage 27,916 GRT
|Born||2 Apr 1912||Hirschberg, Silesia|
|Died||27 Jan 2004||(91)||Altenholz, Germany|
|U-3||3 Jan 1940||28 Jul 1940||2 patrols (22 days)|
|U-95||31 Aug 1940||28 Nov 1941||7 patrols (184 days)|
Gerd Schreiber survived the loss of his boat, U-95, along with 11 of his men, in the Mediterranean on 28 Nov 1941 (Niestlé, 1998). They were rescued by their attacker, the Dutch submarine O-21, and sent to POW camps. Schreiber was initially held on Gibraltar, where he managed to escape his British captors together with Hans Ey of U-433. They intended to flee to Spain and then Germany, but were recaptured shortly after escaping and sent to London (Blair, 1996).
He joined the post-war German Navy (Bundesmarine) and retired as Flottillenadmiral a.D. der Bundesmarine.
Blair, C. (1996). Hitler’s U-boat War. The Hunters, 1939-1942.
Busch, R. and Röll, H-J. (1999). German U-boat commanders of World War II.
Niestlé, A. (1998). German U-boat losses during World War II.
Patrol info for Gerd Schreiber
|1.||U-3||16 Mar 1940||Kiel||29 Mar 1940||Wilhelmshaven||Patrol 1,||14 days|
|2.||U-3||12 Apr 1940||Wilhelmshaven||19 Apr 1940||Wilhelmshaven||Patrol 2,||8 days|
|3.||U-95||20 Nov 1940||Kiel||6 Dec 1940||Lorient||Patrol 3,||17 days|
|4.||U-95||16 Dec 1940||Lorient||14 Jan 1941||Lorient||Patrol 4,||30 days|
|5.||U-95||16 Feb 1941||Lorient||19 Mar 1941||St. Nazaire||Patrol 5,||32 days|
|6.||U-95||12 Apr 1941||St. Nazaire||13 May 1941||St. Nazaire||Patrol 6,||32 days|
|7.||U-95||30 Jun 1941||St. Nazaire||31 Jul 1941||St. Nazaire||Patrol 7,||32 days|
|8.||U-95||21 Aug 1941||St. Nazaire||20 Sep 1941||Lorient||Patrol 8,||31 days|
|9.||U-95||19 Nov 1941||Lorient||28 Nov 1941||Sunk||Patrol 9,||10 days|
|9 patrols, 206 days at sea|
Ships hit by Gerd Schreiber
|Date||U-boat||Name of ship||Tons||Nat.||Convoy|
|27 Nov 1940||U-95||Irene Maria||1,862||br||OB-248|
|28 Nov 1940||U-95||Ringhorn (d.)||1,298||nw||OB-248|
|2 Dec 1940||U-95||Conch (d.)||8,376||br||HX-90|
|26 Dec 1940||U-95||Waiotira (d.)||12,823||br|
|24 Feb 1941||U-95||Svein Jarl||1,908||nw||OB-288|
|24 Feb 1941||U-95||Cape Nelson||3,807||br||OB-288|
|24 Feb 1941||U-95||Temple Moat||4,427||br||OB-288|
|2 Mar 1941||U-95||Pacific||6,034||br||HX-109|
|5 Mar 1941||U-95||Murjek||5,070||sw|
|3 May 1941||U-95||Taranger||4,873||nw|
|20 Jul 1941||U-95||Palma (d.)||5,419||br|
|6 Sep 1941||U-95||Trinidad||434||pa|
8 ships sunk (28,415 tons) and 4 ships damaged (27,916 tons).
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