Joachim Methner

Oberleutnant zur See (Crew 37a)

No ships sunk or damaged.

Born  17 May 1918 Königsberg, East Prussia
Died  3 May 1945(26)


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


U-boat Commands

U-423 3 Mar 1943 26 Sep 1943   No war patrols 
U-1005 30 Dec 1943 2 Jul 1944   No war patrols 
U-2521 21 Nov 1944 3 May 1945  (+)  No war patrols 

Joachim Methner died on U-2521 along with 43 of his crew when the boat was sunk on 3 May 1945 in the Flensburg förde (inlet) by rockets from British Typhoon aircraft (Sqdn. 184) (Niestlé, 1998).


Busch, R. and Röll, H-J. (1999). German U-boat commanders of World War II.
Niestlé, A. (1998). German U-boat losses during World War II.

Patrol info for Joachim Methner

This commander did not go out on patrols with his boats.

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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