Wolfpack Steinbrinck

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Wolfpack Steinbrinck
Active 3–11 August 1942
Country  Nazi 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 eleven merchant ships 59,560 gross register tons (GRT) and damaging a further three 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. Cassell Military Classics. pp. 89, 91, 92, 95, 100. ISBN 0-304-35203-9. 

References[edit]

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