Hans-Arend Feindt

Oberleutnant zur See (Crew XII/39)

No ships sunk or damaged.

Born  29 Oct 1921 Bremen
Died  2 Feb 2002(80)

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


9 Apr 1943 Iron Cross 2nd Class
17 Jul 1943 U-boat War Badge 1939

U-boat Commands

U-758 4 Apr 1944 16 Mar 1945   2 patrols (59 days) 

Oblt. Hans-Arend Feindt was one of the youngest U-boat commanders during WWII when he left for his patrol with U-681 from St. Nazaire, France on 6 Jun 1944. He was only 22 years old at the time. He brought his boat to St. Nazaire 10 days later. Feindt then took his boat on a 49 day patrol ending up in Bergen, Norway.

After the war he joined the post-war German Navy, Bundesmarine, and later retired as Konteradmiral (Rear Admiral)


Busch, R. and Röll, H-J. (1998). German U-boat commanders of World War II.
Busch, R. and Röll, H-J. (1997). Der U-Bootkrieg 1939-1945 (Band 2).

Patrol info for Hans-Arend Feindt

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-758 6 Jun 1944  St. Nazaire  15 Jun 1944  St. Nazaire  Patrol 1,10 days
2. U-758 23 Aug 1944  St. Nazaire  10 Oct 1944  Bergen  Patrol 2,49 days
3. U-758 13 Oct 1944  Bergen  14 Oct 1944  Stavanger   2 days
4. U-758 19 Oct 1944  Stavanger  25 Oct 1944  Flensburg   7 days
2 patrols, 59 days at sea

About ranks and decorations
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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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