Jürgen Rohwer

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Jürgen Rohwer (born 24 May 1924 in Friedrichroda, Thuringia in Germany) is a German naval military historian and Professor of history at the University of Stuttgart. He is currently residing in Weinstadt, Germany. Rohwer has written over 400 books and essays on World War II naval history and military intelligence which has gained him much appreciation worldwide and earned him a name as a prominent historian.

During World War II, between 1942-1945, he served on several German warships, e.g. the destroyer Z-24, the Sperrbrecher 104/Martha, and the minesweeper M-502. After the war he studied history at the University of Hamburg.


  • Rohwer, Jürgen (2005). Chronology of the War at Sea, 1939–1945: The Naval History of World War Two. Annapolis: US Naval Institute Press. ISBN 1-59114-119-2. 
  • Rohwer, Jürgen (1977). The Critical Convoy Battles of March 1943: The Battle for HX.229/SC122. Annapolis: US Naval Institute Press. ISBN 0-87021-818-2. 

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