Hans-Karl Kosbadt

Oberleutnant zur See (Crew 37a)

2 ships sunk, total tonnage 9,535 GRT

Born  15 Dec 1917 Warnemünde
Died  13 Jan 1943(25)Mediterranean

Kriegsmarine Crew photo


3 Apr 1937 Offiziersanwärter
21 Sep 1937 Seekadett
1 May 1938 Fähnrich zur See
1 Jul 1939 Oberfähnrich zur See
1 Aug 1939 Leutnant zur See
1 Sep 1941 Oberleutnant zur See


U-boat Commands

U-224 20 Jun 1942 13 Jan 1943  (+)  2 patrols (65 days) 

Patrol info for Hans-Karl Kosbadt

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-224 17 Oct 1942  Kiel  9 Dec 1942  St. Nazaire  Patrol 1,54 days
2. U-224 3 Jan 1943  St. Nazaire  13 Jan 1943  Sunk  Patrol 2,11 days
2 patrols, 65 days at sea

Ships hit by Hans-Karl Kosbadt

Date U-boat Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
29 Oct 1942U-224 Bic Island3,921caHX-212
12 Nov 1942U-224 Buchanan5,614pa

2 ships sunk (9,535 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

German U-boat Commanders of World War II

Busch, Rainer and Röll, Hans-Joachim

Listing of all U-boat commanders

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