Alfred Schulze-Hinrichs

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Alfred Schulze-Hinrichs
Born (1899-11-06)6 November 1899
Leipzig
Died 23 June 1972(1972-06-23) (aged 72)
Waldshut-Tiengen
Allegiance  Weimar Republic
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch  Reichsmarine
 Kriegsmarine
Rank Kapitän zur See
Commands held Z13 Erich Koellner
6. Zerstörerflottille
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Alfred Schulze-Hinrichs (6 November 1899 – 23 June 1972) was a Kapitän zur See with the Kriegsmarine during World War II and a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross.

  • 1924 Oct.: Vermessungsschiff "Panther".
  • 1927 Jan.: Sperrversuchskommando, Kommandant Torpedoboot "G 10".
  • 1930 Oct.: II Torpedobootsflottille, Kommandant.
  • 1935 Oct.: Marineakademie.
  • 1940 April: Kommandant des Zerstorers "Erich Koellner" in Narvik campaign.
  • 1941 Dec.: Chef des Stabes beim "Admiral Nordmeer" in Kirkenes.
  • 1943 May – 1945 Feb.: Kommandeur der Marinekriegsakademie, in Berlin then in Bad Homburg.
  • 1957: Joined the new Bundesmarine (see Searle's Wehrmacht Generals).

During the 1940 Norwegian Campaign Schulze-Hinrichs was captured at Narvik after the sinking of his destroyer Erich Koellner. He was imprisoned by the Norwegians, first at Vardøhus Fortress in Finnmark and later at Skorpa prisoner of war camp in Troms until released at the end of that campaign in mid-June 1940.[1][2]

From November 1940 until April 1943 he commanded the 6th Destroyer Flotilla, acting in Norway and Arctic waters. On 1 May 1942, during action against Convoy QP 11, his destroyer Hermann Schoemann was disabled and scuttled on the next day.[3] Nevertheless the attack also resulted in the sinking of HMS Edinburgh on 2 May 1942.[4]

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sandberg, Rei (1945). Vi ville slåss (in Norwegian). Oslo: Gyldendal Norsk Forlag. p. 148. 
  2. ^ Steen, E. A. (1958). Norges sjøkrig 1940-45: Sjøforsvarets kamper og virke i Nord-Norge i 1940 (in Norwegian) 4. Gyldendal Norsk Forlag. p. 250. 
  3. ^ (Russian) S.V. Patyanin, Esmincy tipa Leberecht Maass, Morskaya Kollekcya 5/2004
  4. ^ Dörr 1996, p. 251.
  5. ^ a b c d e f Dörr 1996, p. 253.
  6. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 394.

Further reading[edit]

  • Dörr, Manfred (1996). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Überwasserstreitkräfte der Kriegsmarine—Band 2:L–Z (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio Verlag. ISBN 3-7648-2497-2.
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 – Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtteile [The Bearers of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939–1945 — The Owners of the Highest Award of the Second World War of all Wehrmacht Branches] (in German). Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6. 
  • Range, Clemens (1974). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Kriegsmarine [The Knight's Cross Bearers of the Navy]. Stuttgart, Germany: Motorbuch Verlag. ISBN 978-3-87943-355-1. 
  • Searle, Alaric (2003). Wehrmacht Generals, West German Society, and the Debate on Rearmament, 1949-1959. Westport, CT USA: Praeger Pub.

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Military offices
Preceded by
Kapitän zur See Erich Bey
Chief of the 6. Zerstörerflottille
1 November 1940 – 30 April 1943
Succeeded by
Kapitän zur See Friedrich Kothe