Karl-Heinz Herbschleb

Kapitänleutnant (Crew 34)


Successes
1 ship sunk, total tonnage 7,176 GRT
1 ship damaged, total tonnage 3,771 GRT

Born  19 Oct 1910 Eisenach, Thüringen
Died  16 Feb 1955(44)


Ranks

8 Apr 1934 Offiziersanwärter
1 Jul 1935 Fähnrich zur See
1 Jan 1937 Oberfähnrich zur See
1 Apr 1937 Leutnant zur See
1 Apr 1939 Oberleutnant zur See
1 Mar 1942 Kapitänleutnant

Decorations

 Iron Cross 2nd Class
 Iron Cross 1st Class
 U-boat Front Clasp
 U-boat War Badge 1939

U-boat Commands

U-boatFromTo
U-21 19 May 1941 3 Jan 1942   No war patrols 
U-354 22 Apr 1942 22 Feb 1944   7 patrols (242 days) 

Karl-Heinz Herbschleb was a former merchant marine officer. He died of cancer (Rust, 2009).


Sources

Rust, E. (2009) E-mail correspondence. Author of Naval Officers under Hitler.

Patrol info for Karl-Heinz Herbschleb

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-354 10 Oct 1942  Kiel  13 Oct 1942  Bergen   4 days
2. U-354 17 Oct 1942  Bergen  20 Oct 1942  Skjomenfjord   4 days
3. U-354 29 Oct 1942  Skjomenfjord  30 Nov 1942  Narvik  Patrol 1,33 days
4. U-354 19 Dec 1942  Narvik  15 Jan 1943  Narvik  Patrol 2,28 days
5. U-354 18 Jan 1943  Narvik  20 Jan 1943  Trondheim   3 days
6. U-354 11 Mar 1943  Trondheim  4 Apr 1943  Narvik  Patrol 3,25 days
7. U-354 28 Apr 1943  Narvik  30 Apr 1943  Hammerfest   3 days
8. U-354 9 May 1943  Hammerfest  12 Jun 1943  Narvik  Patrol 4,35 days
9. U-354 13 Jun 1943  Narvik  15 Jun 1943  Trondheim   3 days
10. U-354 25 Jul 1943  Trondheim  27 Jul 1943  Skjomenfjord   3 days
11. U-354 4 Aug 1943  Skjomenfjord  22 Sep 1943  Narvik  Patrol 5,50 days
12. U-354 22 Oct 1943  Narvik  23 Oct 1943  Tromsö  Patrol 6,2 days
13. U-354 25 Oct 1943  Tromsö  6 Dec 1943  Hammerfest  Patrol 6,43 days
14. U-354 7 Dec 1943  Hammerfest  1 Jan 1944  Narvik  Patrol 7,26 days
15. U-354 3 Jan 1944  Narvik  4 Jan 1944  Trondheim   2 days
7 patrols, 242 days at sea

Ships hit by Karl-Heinz Herbschleb

Date U-boat Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
4 Nov 1942U-354 William Clark7,176am
 
27 Aug 1943U-354 Petrovskij (d.)3,771sj
 10,947

1 ship sunk (7,176 tons) and 1 ship damaged (3,771 tons).

Legend
We have a picture of this vessel.
(d.) means the ship was damaged.


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


Naval Officers Under Hitler

Rust, Eric C.


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