Wolfpack Steinbrinck
Active3–11 August 1942
Country Nazi Germany
BranchKriegsmarine
Size14 submarines
EngagementsConvoy ON 115
Convoy SC 94
Commanders
Notable
commanders
Gerd Kelbling
Ernst Mengersen
Erich Topp

Steinbrinck was a wolfpack of German U-boats that operated during the World War II Battle of the Atlantic from 3 August 1942 to 11 August 1942.[1]

Name

The group was named after Otto Steinbrinck (1888 - 1949) German U-boat commander in WW I on U-6, UB-10, UB-18 and UC-65. He sank 204 ships for a total of 243,424 gross register tons (GRT)

Service

The group was responsible for sinking eleven merchant ships 59,560 gross register tons (GRT) and damaging a further three merchant ships 21,074 gross register tons (GRT).

Raiding Summary

Date U-boat Name Nationality Tonnage
(GRT)
Convoy Fate
3 August 1942 U-552 G.S. Walden  United Kingdom 10,627 ON 115 Damaged
3 August 1942 U-552 Lochkatrine  United Kingdom 9,419 ON 115 Sunk
4 August 1942 U-607 Belgian Soldier  Belgium 7,167 ON 115 Sunk
5 August 1942 U-593 Spar  Netherlands 3,616 SC 94 Sunk
8 August 1942 U-379 Anneberg  United Kingdom 2,537 SC 94 Sunk
8 August 1942 U-379 Kaimoku  United States 6,367 SC 94 Sunk
8 August 1942 U-176 Kelso  United Kingdom 3,956 SC 94 Sunk
8 August 1942 U-176 Mount Kassion  Greece 7,914 SC 94 Sunk
8 August 1942 U-176 Trehata  United Kingdom 4,817 SC 94 Sunk
9 August 1942 U-176 Radchurch  United Kingdom 3,701 SC 94 Sunk
10 August 1942 U-660 Cape Race  United Kingdom 3,807 SC 94 Sunk
10 August 1942 U-660 Condylis  Greece 4,439 SC 94 Damaged
10 August 1942 U-660 Empire Reindeer  United Kingdom 6,259 SC 94 Sunk
10 August 1942 U-660 Oregon  United Kingdom 6,008 SC 94 Damaged

U-boats

U-boat Commander From To Notes
U-71 Hardo Rodler von Roithberg[2] 3 August 1942 7 August 1942
U-176 Reiner Dierksen[3] 5 August 1942 11 August 1942
U-210 Rudolf Lemcke[4] 3 August 1942 6 August 1942 U-boat was lost
U-256 Odo Loewe[5] 7 August 1942 11 August 1942
U-379 Paul-Hugo Kettner[6] 3 August 1942 8 August 1942 U-boat was lost
U-454 Burckhard Hackländer[7] 3 August 1942 11 August 1942
U-552 Erich Topp [8] 3 August 1942 4 August 1942
U-593 Gerd Kelbling [9] 3 August 1942 11 August 1942
U-595 Jürgen Quaet-Faslem[10] 6 August 1942 9 August 1942
U-597 Eberhard Bopst[11] 3 August 1942 11 August 1942
U-605 Herbert-Viktor Schütze[12] 7 August 1942 11 August 1942
U-607 Ernst Mengersen [13] 3 August 1942 10 August 1942
U-660 Götz Baur[14] 6 August 1942 11 August 1942
U-704 Horst Wilhelm Kessler[15] 3 August 1942 11 August 1942

Bibliography

  • Edwards, Bernard (1996). Dönitz and the Wolf Packs - The U-boats at War. Cassell Military Classics. pp. 89, 91, 92, 95, 100. ISBN 0-304-35203-9.

References

Notes
  1. ^ Helgason, Guðmundur. "Wolfpack Steinbrinck". German U-boats of WWII - uboat.net. Retrieved 22 October 2014.
  2. ^ Helgason, Guðmundur. "Hardo Rodler von Roithberg". German U-boats of WWII - uboat.net. Retrieved 22 October 2014.
  3. ^ Helgason, Guðmundur. "Reiner Dierksen". German U-boats of WWII - uboat.net. Retrieved 22 October 2014.
  4. ^ Helgason, Guðmundur. "Rudolf Lemcke". German U-boats of WWII - uboat.net. Retrieved 22 October 2014.
  5. ^ Helgason, Guðmundur. "Odo Loewe". German U-boats of WWII - uboat.net. Retrieved 22 October 2014.
  6. ^ Helgason, Guðmundur. "Paul-Hugo Kettner". German U-boats of WWII - uboat.net. Retrieved 22 October 2014.
  7. ^ Helgason, Guðmundur. "Burckhard Hackländer". German U-boats of WWII - uboat.net. Retrieved 22 October 2014.
  8. ^ Helgason, Guðmundur. "Erich Topp (Knight's Cross)". German U-boats of WWII - uboat.net. Retrieved 22 October 2014.
  9. ^ Helgason, Guðmundur. "Gerd Kelbling (Knight's Cross)". German U-boats of WWII - uboat.net. Retrieved 22 October 2014.
  10. ^ Helgason, Guðmundur. "Jürgen Quaet-Faslem". German U-boats of WWII - uboat.net. Retrieved 22 October 2014.
  11. ^ Helgason, Guðmundur. "Eberhard Bopst". German U-boats of WWII - uboat.net. Retrieved 22 October 2014.
  12. ^ Helgason, Guðmundur. "Herbert-Viktor Schütze". German U-boats of WWII - uboat.net. Retrieved 22 October 2014.
  13. ^ Helgason, Guðmundur. "Ernst Mengersen (Knight's Cross)". German U-boats of WWII - uboat.net. Retrieved 22 October 2014.
  14. ^ Helgason, Guðmundur. "Götz Baur". German U-boats of WWII - uboat.net. Retrieved 22 October 2014.
  15. ^ Helgason, Guðmundur. "Horst Wilhelm Kessler". German U-boats of WWII - uboat.net. Retrieved 22 October 2014.