Rudolf Hinz

Oberleutnant zur See (Crew X/39)

1 ship sunk, total tonnage 1,313 GRT
1 warship sunk, total tonnage 980 tons

Born  22 Feb 1920 Berlin-Neukölln
Died  1 Dec 1955(35)

Kriegsmarine Crew photo


16 Sep 1939 Offiziersanwärter
1 Sep 1940 Fähnrich zur See
1 Jul 1941 Oberfähnrich zur See
1 Mar 1942 Leutnant zur See
1 Oct 1943 Oberleutnant zur See


  Iron Cross 2nd Class
  Iron Cross 1st Class
26 Mar 1945 German Cross in Gold

U-boat Commands

U-1004 Jan, 1945 9 May 1945   1 patrol (53 days) 

Patrol info for Rudolf Hinz

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-1004 2 Jan 1945  Bergen  11 Jan 1945  Bergen   10 days
2. U-1004 27 Jan 1945  Bergen  20 Mar 1945  Bergen  Patrol 1,53 days

Ships hit by Rudolf Hinz

Date U-boat Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
22 Feb 1945U-1004 Alexander Kennedy1,313brBTC-76
22 Feb 1945U-1004 HMCS Trentonian (K 368)980caBTC-76

2 ships sunk (2,293 tons).

We have a picture of this 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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