Helmuth Wehrkamp

Oberleutnant zur See (Crew XII/39)


Successes
1 ship sunk, total tonnage 4,934 GRT

Born  29 Mar 1921 Wilhelmshaven
Died  10 Mar 1945(23)English Channel


Ranks

1 Dec 1939 Offiziersanwärter
1 Nov 1940 Fähnrich zur See
1 Nov 1941 Oberfähnrich zur See
1 May 1942 Leutnant zur See
1 Jan 1944 Oberleutnant zur See

Decorations

U-boat Commands

U-boatFromTo
U-275 Jul, 1944 10 Mar 1945  (+)  5 patrols (109 days) 

Patrol info for Helmuth Wehrkamp

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-275 16 Jul 1944  Brest  2 Aug 1944  Boulogne  Patrol 1,18 days
2. U-275 13 Aug 1944  Boulogne  18 Sep 1944  Bergen  Patrol 2,37 days
3. U-275 2 Dec 1944  Bergen  12 Dec 1944  Bergen  Patrol 3,11 days
4. U-275 13 Jan 1945  Bergen  10 Feb 1945  St. Nazaire  Patrol 4,29 days
5. U-275 25 Feb 1945  St. Nazaire  10 Mar 1945  Sunk  Patrol 5,14 days
5 patrols, 109 days at sea

Ships hit by Helmuth Wehrkamp

Date U-boat Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
8 Mar 1945U-275 Lornaston4,934brONA-289
 4,934

1 ship sunk (4,934 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

Listing of all U-boat commanders