Günther Müller-Stöckheim

Korvettenkapitän (Crew 34)


Successes
13 ships sunk, total tonnage 72,138 GRT
5 ships damaged, total tonnage 29,726 GRT

Born  17 Dec 1913 Klein Stöckheim, Braunschweig
Died  16 Jul 1943(29)Middle Atlantic


Günter Müller Stöckheim

Ranks

8 Apr 1934 Offiziersanwärter
26 Sep 1934 Seekadett
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
1 Jul 1943 Korvettenkapitän

Decorations

1 Mar 1941 Iron Cross 2nd Class
4 May 1941 U-boat War Badge 1939
1 Sep 1941 Iron Cross 1st Class
27 Nov 1942 Knights Cross

U-boat Commands

U-boatFromTo
U-67 3 Jul 1941 16 Jul 1943  (+)  7 patrols (423 days) 

Günther Müller-Stöckheim joined the Navy in April 1934. He served on the battleship Schlesien and as a training officer at the Marineschule Mürwik (naval academy) between 1938-40. In April 1940 he transferred to the U-boat force and, like some other U-boat officers who were later famous, in 1941 he served as a Watch Officer on U-123 (two patrols).

In July 1941 he took command of the type IXC U-boat U-67, going on eight patrols in the North Atlantic and Caribbean.

KrvtKpt. Müller-Stöckheim died when U-67 was sunk in the Sargasso Sea on 16 July 1943 by bombs from an Avenger aircraft from the US escort carrier USS Core. Only three of her crew of 51 survived (Niestlé, 1998).

Sources

Busch, R. and Röll, H-J. (1999). German U-boat commanders of World War II.
Busch, R. and Röll, H-J. (1997). Der U-Bootkrieg 1939-1945 (Band 2).
Niestlé, A. (1998). German U-boat losses during World War II.

Patrol info for Günther Müller-Stöckheim

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-67 19 Aug 1941  Bergen  29 Aug 1941  Lorient   11 days
2. U-67 14 Sep 1941  Lorient  16 Oct 1941  Lorient  Patrol 1,33 days
3. U-67 26 Nov 1941  Lorient  26 Dec 1941  Lorient  Patrol 2,31 days
4. U-67 19 Jan 1942  Lorient  30 Mar 1942  Lorient  Patrol 3,71 days
5. U-67 20 May 1942  Lorient  8 Aug 1942  Lorient  Patrol 4,81 days
6. U-67 16 Sep 1942  Lorient  21 Dec 1942  Lorient  Patrol 5,97 days
7. U-67 3 Mar 1943  Lorient  13 Apr 1943  Lorient  Patrol 6,42 days
8. U-67 10 May 1943  Lorient  16 Jul 1943  Sunk  Patrol 7,68 days
7 patrols, 423 days at sea

Ships hit by Günther Müller-Stöckheim

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
24 Sep 1941U-67Günther Müller-Stöckheim St. Clair II3,753brSL-87
 
16 Feb 1942U-67Günther Müller-Stöckheim Rafaela (d.)3,177nl
21 Feb 1942U-67Günther Müller-Stöckheim Kongsgaard9,467nw
14 Mar 1942U-67Günther Müller-Stöckheim Penelope8,436pa
16 Jun 1942U-67Günther Müller-Stöckheim Managua2,220ni
20 Jun 1942U-67Günther Müller-Stöckheim Nortind (d.)8,221nw
23 Jun 1942U-67Günther Müller-Stöckheim Rawleigh Warner3,664am
29 Jun 1942U-67Günther Müller-Stöckheim Empire Mica8,032br
6 Jul 1942U-67Günther Müller-Stöckheim Bayard2,160nw
7 Jul 1942U-67Günther Müller-Stöckheim Paul H. Harwood (d.)6,610am
10 Jul 1942U-67Günther Müller-Stöckheim Benjamin Brewster5,950am
13 Jul 1942U-67Günther Müller-Stöckheim R.W. Gallagher7,989am
25 Oct 1942U-67Günther Müller-Stöckheim Primero4,414nw
8 Nov 1942U-67Günther Müller-Stöckheim Capo Olmo (d.)4,712br
9 Nov 1942U-67Günther Müller-Stöckheim Nidarland6,132nw
15 Nov 1942U-67Günther Müller-Stöckheim King Arthur5,224br
18 Nov 1942U-67Günther Müller-Stöckheim Tortugas4,697nw
28 Nov 1942U-67Günther Müller-Stöckheim Empire Glade (d.)7,006br
 101,864

13 ships sunk (72,138 tons) and 5 ships damaged (29,726 tons).

Legend
We have a picture of this vessel.
(d.) means the ship was damaged.


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.

Men who sank over 50,000 tons

Media links


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