Herwig Collmann

Kapitänleutnant (Crew 35)



No ships sunk or damaged.


Born  1 Sep 1915 Posen
Died  6 Feb 2005(89)Germany


Ranks

5 Apr 1935 Offiziersanwärter
1 Jul 1936 Fähnrich zur See
1 Jan 1938 Oberfähnrich zur See
1 Apr 1938 Leutnant zur See
1 Oct 1939 Oberleutnant zur See
1 Apr 1942 Kapitänleutnant

Decorations

20 Sep 1939 Iron Cross 2nd Class
13 Nov 1939 U-boat War Badge 1939
Jan 1940 Iron Cross 1st Class

U-boat Commands

U-boatFromTo
U-17 8 Jul 1940 4 Jan 1941   No war patrols 
U-562 20 Mar 1941 3 Sep 1941   2 patrols (52 days) 

After the war he joined the Bundesmarine (Federal German Navy) and retired with the rank of Flottillenadmiral (Admiral of the Fleet).

Special thanks to Mr. Fernando Almeida for details on date of death and post-war career.

Patrol info for Herwig Collmann

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-562 19 Jun 1941  Kiel  30 Jul 1941  Lorient  Patrol 1,42 days
2. U-562 25 Aug 1941  Lorient  3 Sep 1941  Brest  Patrol 2,10 days
2 patrols, 52 days at sea


About ranks and decorations
Special thanks to Fernando Almeida for data on ranks and decorations.

Media links


German U-boat Commanders of World War II

Busch, Rainer and Röll, Hans-Joachim

Listing of all U-boat commanders