Herbert Sohler

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Herbert Sohler
Bundesarchiv Bild 101II-MW-6435-35A, St. Nazaire, U-455 einlaufend, Begrüßung.jpg
St. Nazaire, France.- U-455 landing. Left: KaptLt Hans-Heinrich Giessler, Right: KaptLt Herbert Sohler
Born (1908-07-25)25 July 1908
Attendorn, Westphalia
Died 22 June 1991(1991-06-22) (aged 82)
Service/branch  Kriegsmarine
Years of service 1928-45
Rank Korvettenkapitän
Commands held

World War II

Herbert Sohler (25 July 1908, Attendorn, Westphalia – 22 June 1991) was a German U-boat commander of World War II.


He commanded U-10 from 4 April to 31 July 1938. He then commanded U-46 from 2 November 1938 to 21 May 1940 for five patrols - he sank only two ships (City of Mandalay in convoy HG-3 on 17 October 1939 and the Norwegian ship Rudolf on 21 December the same year) and so was replaced as U-46 's commander by Engelbert Endrass. Sohler had also been deputy commander of 7th U-boat Flotilla from May to September 1940, before taking over full command of it from September 1940 until February 1942.

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