Ralf-Reimar Wolfram

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Ralf-Reimar Wolfram
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Korvettenkapitän Ralf-Reimar Wolfram
Born 31 March 1912 (1912-03-31)
Wilhelmshaven, Germany
Died 9 February 1945 (1945-02-10) (aged 32)
Norwegian Sea
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch  Kriegsmarine
Rank Korvettenkapitän
Commands held U-108, U-864
Battles/wars World War II

Ralf-Reimar Wolfram was a Korvettenkapitän during World War II. During his career he commanded two U-boats for a total of 118 days at sea spanning four patrols. During his third patrol he successfully sank the SS Robert Gray, an American liberty ship. Robert Gray was a straggler from convoy HX 234 en route to Britain.

For Wolfram's fourth patrol, he commanded U-864 during Operation Caesar. He was killed when his submarine was sunk by the British submarine, Venturer. This was the only known instance of one submerged submarine sinking another submerged submarine. U-864 remains Wolfram's grave to this day.



  • Busch, Rainer; Röll, Hans-Joachim (1999b). German U-boat commanders of World War II : a biographical dictionary. Translated by Brooks, Geoffrey. London, Annapolis, Md: Greenhill Books, Naval Institute Press. ISBN 1-55750-186-6. 

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