Karl-Heinz Steinmetz

Oberleutnant zur See (Crew XII/39)

No ships sunk or damaged.

Born  19 Feb 1921 Kassel
Died  14 Mar 1945(24)North Sea

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1 Dec 1939 Offiziersanwärter
1 Nov 1940 Fähnrich zur See
1 Nov 1941 Oberfähnrich zur See
1 May 1942 Leutnant zur See
1 Dec 1943 Oberleutnant zur See


U-boat Commands

U-993 17 Aug 1944 4 Oct 1944   1 patrol (33 days) 

Patrol info for Karl-Heinz Steinmetz

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-993 17 Aug 1944  Brest  18 Sep 1944  Bergen  Patrol 1,33 days

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