Oberleutnant zur See (Crew 37a)
4 ships sunk, total tonnage 265 GRT
|Born||4 Dec 1917||Amdorf, Leer|
|Died||21 Oct 1943||(25)||Mediterenean near Toulon|
|U-58||18 Aug 1942||14 Dec 1942||No war patrols|
|U-431||15 Dec 1942||21 Oct 1943 (+)||6 patrols (135 days)|
Dietrich Schöneboom joined the Kriegsmarine in April 1937 and served on the escort ships F-10 and F-6 in the North Sea. Later he commanded the minesweeper R-152.
In September 1941 he transferred to the U-boat force and after the usual training he went on board U-205 as watch officer.
He commanded the school boat U-58 for four months before taking command of the type VIIC boat U-431 in December 1942.
He made six patrols in the Mediterranean. U-431 was lost with all hands in 21 October 1943 by a British aircraft (Niestlé, 1998).
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 Dietrich Schöneboom
|1.||U-431||7 Jan 1943||Pola||8 Feb 1943||Pola||Patrol 1,||33 days|
|2.||U-431||11 Mar 1943||Pola||29 Mar 1943||Toulon||Patrol 2,||19 days|
|3.||U-431||20 May 1943||Toulon||29 May 1943||Toulon||Patrol 3,||10 days|
|4.||U-431||5 Jun 1943||Toulon||27 Jun 1943||Toulon||Patrol 4,||23 days|
|5.||U-431||9 Aug 1943||Toulon||1 Sep 1943||Toulon||Patrol 5,||24 days|
|6.||U-431||26 Sep 1943||Toulon||21 Oct 1943||Sunk||Patrol 6,||26 days|
|6 patrols, 135 days at sea|
Ships hit by Dietrich Schöneboom
|Date||U-boat||Commander||Name of ship||Tons||Nat.||Convoy|
|23 Jan 1943||U-431||Dietrich Schöneboom||Alexandria||100||ag|
|25 Jan 1943||U-431||Dietrich Schöneboom||Mouyassar||47||sy|
|25 Jan 1943||U-431||Dietrich Schöneboom||Omar el Kattab||38||sy|
|26 Jan 1943||U-431||Dietrich Schöneboom||Hassan||80||sy|
4 ships sunk (265 tons).
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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