Hans Julius Hoß

Oberleutnant zur See der Reserve

No ships sunk or damaged.

Born  11 Nov 1921 Ulm


  Oberleutnant zur See der Reserve


26 Oct 1941 Minesweeper War Badge
12 Mar 1943 Iron Cross 2nd Class
3 Jun 1943 U-boat War Badge 1939
19 Dec 1943 Iron Cross 1st Class

U-boat Commands

U-1109 31 Aug 1944 10 Sep 1944   No war patrols 

Hans Julius Hoß was formerly 2nd and 1st Watch officer abord U 358 from commissioning until 29 Dec 1943. He was relieved from command for medical reasons (nervous breakdown) (Dr. Axel Niestlé). His discharge from the armed forces was formal from 10 March 1945 (WASt).

He went out on 4 war patrols with the U-358 (Kptlt. Rolf Manke) spending 229 days at sea (Busch & Röll, 1999). During his time onboard they sank 4 ships for a total of over 17,000 tons (Rowher, 1998). Hoß left the boat before its 5th and ultimately final patrol. U-358 was lost with all hands on 1 March 1944 in the North Atlantic north of the Azores by British frigates (Niestlé, 1998).


Busch, R. and Röll, H-J. (1997). Der U-Bootkrieg 1939-1945 (Band 2).
Niestlé, A. (1998). German U-boat losses during World War II.
Rohwer, J. (1998). Axis Submarine Successes of World War Two.

Patrol info for Hans Julius Hoß

This commander did not go out on patrols with his boats.

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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