Herbert Opitz

Kapitänleutnant (Crew 34)


Successes
2 ships sunk, total tonnage 3,283 GRT
1 warship sunk, total tonnage 925 tons

Born  7 Mar 1915 Magdeburg
Died  30 Nov 1941(26)Bay of Biscay


Ranks

8 Apr 1934 Offiziersanwärter
1 Jul 1935 Fähnrich zur See
1 Jan 1937 Oberfähnrich zur See
1 Apr 1937 Leutnant zur See
1 Apr 1939 Oberleutnant zur See
1 Sep 1941 Kapitänleutnant

Decorations

  Iron Cross First Class
  Iron Cross 2nd Class
  U-boat War Badge 1939

U-boat Commands

U-boatFromTo
U-5 12 Aug 1940 27 Mar 1941   No war patrols 
U-206 17 May 1941 30 Nov 1941  (+)  3 patrols (68 days) 

Patrol info for Herbert Opitz

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-206 5 Aug 1941  Trondheim  10 Sep 1941  St. Nazaire  Patrol 1,37 days
2. U-206 30 Sep 1941  St. Nazaire  28 Oct 1941  St. Nazaire  Patrol 2,29 days
3. U-206 29 Nov 1941  St. Nazaire  30 Nov 1941  Sunk  Patrol 3,2 days
3 patrols, 68 days at sea

Ships hit by Herbert Opitz

Date U-boat Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
9 Aug 1941U-206 Ocean Victor202br
14 Oct 1941U-206 HMS Fleur de Lys (K 122)925brOG-75
19 Oct 1941U-206 Baron Kelvin3,081br
 4,208

3 ships sunk (4,208 tons).

Legend
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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


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German U-boat Commanders of World War II

Busch, Rainer and Röll, Hans-Joachim


Naval Officers Under Hitler

Rust, Eric C.

Listing of all U-boat commanders