Rolf-Heinrich Hopman

Fregattenkapitän (Crew 26)


Successes
2 ships sunk, total tonnage 11,841 GRT
3 warships sunk, total tonnage 361 tons (lost aboard transport ships)

Born  26 Mar 1906 Kiel
Died  1 Nov 1943(37)Central North Atlantic


Ranks

1 Apr 1926 Offiziersanwärter
1 Apr 1928 Fähnrich zur See
1 Jun 1930 Oberfähnrich zur See
1 Oct 1930 Leutnant zur See
1 Oct 1932 Oberleutnant zur See
1 Apr 1936 Kapitänleutnant
1 Nov 1940 Korvettenkapitän
1 Nov 1943 Fregattenkapitän

Decorations

  Narvik Shield
  Iron Cross 2nd Class
  Iron Cross 1st Class
  U-boat War Badge 1939
5 Jan 1944 German Cross in Gold (posthumous)

U-boat Commands

U-boatFromTo
U-405 17 Sep 1941 1 Nov 1943  (+)  8 patrols (218 days) 

Patrol info for Rolf-Heinrich Hopman

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-405 26 Feb 1942  Kiel  5 Mar 1942  Trondheim   8 days
2. U-405 7 Mar 1942  Trondheim  22 Mar 1942  Trondheim  Patrol 1,16 days
3. U-405 26 Apr 1942  Trondheim  10 May 1942  Skjomenfjord  Patrol 2,15 days
4. U-405 12 May 1942  Skjomenfjord  15 May 1942  Bergen   4 days
5. U-405 20 May 1942  Bergen  22 May 1942  Kiel   3 days
6. U-405 16 Jul 1942  Kiel  16 Aug 1942  Skjomenfjord  Patrol 3,32 days
7. U-405 26 Aug 1942  Skjomenfjord  20 Sep 1942  Skjomenfjord  Patrol 4,26 days
8. U-405 22 Sep 1942  Skjomenfjord  24 Sep 1942  Bergen   3 days
9. U-405 7 Nov 1942  Bergen  9 Nov 1942  Skjomenfjord   3 days
10. U-405 11 Nov 1942  Skjomenfjord  15 Dec 1942  Bergen  Patrol 5,35 days
11. U-405 7 Feb 1943  Bergen  23 Mar 1943  St. Nazaire  Patrol 6,45 days
12. U-405 2 May 1943  St. Nazaire  21 May 1943  St. Nazaire  Patrol 7,20 days
13. U-405 29 Aug 1943  St. Nazaire  31 Aug 1943  St. Nazaire  Patrol 8,3 days
14. U-405 25 Sep 1943  St. Nazaire  27 Sep 1943  St. Nazaire  Patrol 8,3 days
15. U-405 10 Oct 1943  St. Nazaire  1 Nov 1943  Sunk  Patrol 8,23 days
8 patrols, 218 days at sea

Ships hit by Rolf-Heinrich Hopman

Date U-boat Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
28 Feb 1943U-405 RPT-1 [Trans.]35sjHX-227
28 Feb 1943U-405 RPT-3 [Trans.]35sjHX-227
28 Feb 1943U-405 Wade Hampton7,176amHX-227
9 Mar 1943U-405 Bonneville4,665nwSC-121
9 Mar 1943U-405 HMS LCT-2341 [Trans.]291brSC-121
 12,202

5 ships sunk (12,202 tons).

Legend
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.

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