Ernst Heydemann

Oberleutnant zur See (Crew 36)

1 ship sunk, total tonnage 14,547 GRT
3 warships sunk, total tonnage 873 tons (lost aboard transport ships)

Born  20 Jun 1916 Günstrow, Mecklenburg
Died  19 Feb 1943(26)Bay of Biscay

Kriegsmarine crew book photo


3 Apr 1936 Offiziersanwärter
10 Sep 1936 Seekadett
1 May 1937 Fähnrich zur See
1 Oct 1938 Leutnant zur See
1 Oct 1940 Oberleutnant zur See


U-boat Commands

U-17 16 Oct 1941 31 May 1942   No war patrols 
U-268 29 Jul 1942 19 Feb 1943  (+)  1 patrol (41 days) 

Patrol info for Ernst Heydemann

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-268 2 Jan 1943  Kiel  7 Jan 1943  Bergen   6 days
2. U-268 10 Jan 1943  Bergen  19 Feb 1943  Sunk  Patrol 1,41 days

Ships hit by Ernst Heydemann

Date U-boat Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
17 Jan 1943U-268 HMS LCT-2239 [Trans.]291brHX-222
17 Jan 1943U-268 HMS LCT-2267 [Trans.]291brHX-222
17 Jan 1943U-268 HMS LCT-2344 [Trans.]291brHX-222
17 Jan 1943U-268 Vestfold14,547paHX-222

4 ships sunk (15,420 tons).

We have a picture of this vessel.
[Trans.] indicates the vessel was lost while being transported on another vessel.

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

U-Boat Attack Logs

Daniel Morgan and Bruce Taylor
(£ 38.25)

German U-boat Commanders of World War II

Busch, Rainer and Röll, Hans-Joachim

Listing of all U-boat commanders

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