Gerhard Seehausen

Kapitänleutnant (Crew 37a)

4 ships sunk, total tonnage 19,754 GRT

Born  29 Jul 1917 Borstel, Nienburg
Died  6 May 1944(26)Cape Verde Islands

Kriegsmarine Crew photo


3 Apr 1937 Offiziersanwärter
21 Sep 1937 Seekadett
1 May 1938 Fähnrich zur See
1 Jul 1939 Oberfähnrich zur See
1 Aug 1939 Leutnant zur See
1 Sep 1941 Oberleutnant zur See
1 Jun 1944 Kapitänleutnant (posthumous)


  Iron Cross 2nd Class
  Iron Cross 1st Class
20 May 1944 German Cross in Gold (posthumous)

U-boat Commands

U-68 Jul, 1943 29 Jul 1943   No war patrols 
U-66 2 Sep 1943 6 May 1944  (+)  1 patrol (112 days) 

Patrol info for Gerhard Seehausen

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-66 16 Jan 1944  Lorient  6 May 1944  Sunk  Patrol 1,112 days

Ships hit by Gerhard Seehausen

Date U-boat Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
26 Feb 1944U-66 Silvermaple5,313brSTL-12
1 Mar 1944U-66 Saint Louis5,202fr
5 Mar 1944U-66 John Holt4,964br
21 Mar 1944U-66 Matadian4,275br

4 ships sunk (19,754 tons).

We have a picture of this vessel.

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

Listing of all U-boat commanders

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