Wolf pack Steinbrinck

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Wolf pack Steinbrinck
Active 3 - 11 August 1942
Country Nazi Germany Germany
Branch Kriegsmarine
Size 14 submarines
Engagements Convoy 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.
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Name[edit]

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

Service[edit]

The group was responsible for sinking 11 merchant ships 59,560 gross register tons (GRT) and damaging a further 3 merchant ships 21,074 gross register tons (GRT).

Raiding Summary[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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

References[edit]

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