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.

Career[edit]

  • October 1924: Survey vessel Panther.
  • January 1927: Sperrversuchskommando, commander of the torpedo boat G 10.
  • October 1930: Commander of the II Torpedobootsflottille.
  • 1935: Naval academy.
  • October 1940 April: Commander of the destroyer Z13 Erich Koellner in the Narvik campaign.
  • December 1941: Chief of Staff at "Admiral Nordmeer" in Kirkenes.
  • May 1943 – February 1945: Commander of the 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.
  7. ^ Scherzer 2007, p. 693.

Further reading[edit]

  • Dörr, Manfred (1996). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Überwasserstreitkräfte der Kriegsmarine—Band 2: L–Z [The Knight's Cross Bearers of the Surface Forces of the Navy—Volume 2: L–Z] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2497-6. 
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000) [1986]. 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. 
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). Die Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945 Die Inhaber des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939 von Heer, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm sowie mit Deutschland verbündeter Streitkräfte nach den Unterlagen des Bundesarchives [The Knight's Cross Bearers 1939–1945 The Holders of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939 by Army, Air Force, Navy, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm and Allied Forces with Germany According to the Documents of the Federal Archives] (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Militaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. 
  • Searle, Alaric (2003). Wehrmacht Generals, West German Society, and the Debate on Rearmament, 1949–1959. Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers. ISBN 978-0-275-97968-3. 

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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