Horst Schünemann

Kapitänleutnant (Crew 34)

1 ship sunk, total tonnage 6,113 GRT

Born  2 Jan 1914 Kiel
Died  13 Sep 1996(82)Schleswig, Germany


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 Apr 1942 Kapitänleutnant


 Iron Cross 2nd Class
 U-boat War Badge 1939

U-boat Commands

U-62 20 Nov 1941 13 Apr 1942   No war patrols 
U-621 7 May 1942 4 Dec 1942   1 patrol (38 days) 

Released from captivity on April 11, 1946, he went into the banking business after the war (Rust, 2009).


Rust, E. (2009) E-mail correspondence. Author of Naval Officers under Hitler.

Patrol info for Horst Schünemann

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-621 29 Sep 1942  Kiel  5 Nov 1942  Brest  Patrol 1,38 days

Ships hit by Horst Schünemann

Date U-boat Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
23 Oct 1942U-621 Empire Turnstone6,113brONS-136

1 ship sunk (6,113 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.

Media links

German U-boat Commanders of World War II

Busch, Rainer and Röll, Hans-Joachim

Naval Officers Under Hitler

Rust, Eric C.

Listing of all U-boat commanders

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