Hans-Gerrit von Stockhausen

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Hans-Gerrit von Stockhausen
Hans-Gerrit von Stockhausen.jpg
Born (1907-08-11)11 August 1907
Kassel
Died 15 January 1943(1943-01-15) (aged 35)
Berlin
Allegiance  Weimar Republic (to 1933)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch  Reichsmarine
 Kriegsmarine
Years of service 1926–43
Rank Korvettenkapitän
Commands held U-13
U-65
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Iron Cross 1st Class
Iron Cross 2nd Class
U-boat War Badge
Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Hans-Gerrit von Stockhausen (11 August 1907, Kassel – 15 January 1943, Berlin) was a Korvettenkapitän (lieutenant commander) with Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross (German: Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes). The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership.

He sailed with the U-13 and U-65, sinking twelve ships on five patrols, for a total of 66,174 gross register tons (GRT) of Allied shipping. As commander of U-65 attacked and sank SS British Premier on 24 December 1940. He died in a car accident in Berlin on 15 January 1943, aged 35. The official cause of death was disputed by his brother Hans-Gottfried von Stockhausen.[1]

Summary of career[edit]

Ships attacked[edit]

As commander of U-156 Von Stockhausen is credited with the sinking of twelve ships for a total of 66,174 gross register tons (GRT), further damaging three ships of 22,490 GRT.

Date Ship Nationality Tonnage Fate[2]
21 June 1940 Berenice  Netherlands 1,177 Sunk
22 June 1940 Monique  France 7,011 Sunk
30 June 1940 Clan Ogilvy  United Kingdom 5,802 Damaged
1 July 1940 Amstelland  Netherlands 8,156 Damaged
15 September 1940 Hird  Norway 4,950 Sunk
17 September 1940 Treganna  United Kingdom 5,242 Sunk
15 November 1940 Havbør  Norway 7,614 Sunk
15 November 1940 Kohinur  United Kingdom 5,168 Sunk
16 November 1940 Fabian  United Kingdom 1,296 Sunk
18 November 1940 Congonian  United Kingdom 5,065 Sunk
21 December 1940 Charles Pratt  Panama 8,982 Sunk
24 December 1940 British Premier  United Kingdom 5,872 Sunk
27 December 1940 Risanger  Norway 5,455 Sunk
31 December 1940 British Zeal  United Kingdom 8,532 Damaged
2 January 1941 Nalgora  United Kingdom 6,579 Sunk

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ Stockhausen von 2004, p. 306.
  2. ^ Helgason, Guðmundur. "Ships hit by U-65". German U-boats of WWII - uboat.net. Retrieved 18 November 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c d Busch & Röll 2003, p. 104.
  4. ^ Scherzer 2007, p. 725.
  5. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 412.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Busch, Rainer; Röll, Hans-Joachim (2003). Der U-Boot-Krieg 1939–1945 — Die Ritterkreuzträger der U-Boot-Waffe von September 1939 bis Mai 1945 [The U-Boat War 1939–1945 — The Knight's Cross Bearers of the U-Boat Force from September 1939 to May 1945] (in German). Hamburg, Berlin, Bonn Germany: Verlag E.S. Mittler & Sohn. ISBN 978-3-8132-0515-2. 
  • 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. 
  • Stockhausen von, Hans-Ludwig (2004). Erinnerungen I: Ritter, Reiter, Russen [Memoirs I: Knights, Riders, Russians]. Bad Karlshafen: Verlag des Antiquariats Bernhard Schäfer. ISBN 3-934800-02-5. 
  • 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. 
  • Die Wehrmachtberichte 1939–1945 Band 1, 1. September 1939 bis 31. Dezember 1941 [The Wehrmacht Reports 1939–1945 Volume 1, 1 September 1939 to 31 December 1941] (in German). München, Germany: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag GmbH & Co. KG. 1985. ISBN 978-3-423-05944-2. 

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