Kapitänleutnant (Crew 32)
No ships sunk or damaged.
|Born ||2 Dec 1907|| ||Berlin-Templhof|
|Died ||28 May 1944||(36)|
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|4 Nov 1932|| ||Seekadett|
|1 Oct 1937|| ||Oberleutnant zur See|
|1 Apr 1940|| ||Kapitänleutnant|
|U-3 ||29 Jul 1940 ||10 Nov 1940 || No war patrols |
Franzke apparently entered the navy in 1927 but per the 1937 Rangliste was part of Crew 1932 for officer training and promotion purposes.
Franzke was court-martialed for homosexuality with some of his crew and demoted to the ranks. Served in punishment units but died on a VP-Boat (Busch & Röll, 1999).
Patrol info for Helmut Franzke
This commander did not go out on patrols with his boats.