Wolfpack Ungestüm

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Wolfpack Ungestüm
Active 11 December 1942 - 30 December 1942
Country  Nazi Germany
Branch Kriegsmarine
Size 13 submarines
Commanders
Notable
commanders
Siegfried Strelow

Ungestüm (Vehemence) was the name given to a wolfpack of German U-boats that operated during the World War II Battle of the Atlantic from 11 December 1942 to 30 December 1942.[1]

Ungestüm[edit]

The group was responsible for sinking nine merchant ships 33,130 gross register tons (GRT) and damaging one merchant ship 5,701 GRT.

Raiding History[edit]

Date U-boat Name of ship GRT Nationality Convoy Fate
21 December 1942 U-591 Montreal City 3,066  United Kingdom ON-152 Sunk
28 December 1942 U-591 Norse King 5,701  Norway ONS-154 Damaged
29 December 1942 U-435 Empire Shackleton 7,068  United Kingdom ONS-154 Sunk
29 December 1942 U-628 Lynton Grange 5,029  United Kingdom ONS-154 Sunk
29 December 1942 U-435 Norse King 5,701  Norway ONS-154 Sunk
29 December 1942 U-336 President Francqui 4,919  Belgium ONS-154 Sunk
29 December 1942 U-591 Zarian 4,871  United Kingdom ONS-154 Sunk
30 December 1942 U-435 HMS Fidelity 2,456  Royal Navy ONS-154 Sunk
30 December 1942 U-435 HMS LCV-752 10  Royal Navy ONS-154 Sunk while being transported
30 December 1942 U-435 HMS LCV-754 10  Royal Navy ONS-154 Sunk while being transported
38,831

U-boats[edit]

U-boat Commander From To
U-336 Hans Hunger[2] 11 December 1942 30 December 1942
U-373 Paul-Karl Loeser[3] 15 December 1942 26 December 1942
U-435 Siegfried Strelow [4] 11 December 1942 30 December 1942
U-445 Heinz-Konrad Fenn[5] 15 December 1942 25 December 1942
U-455 Hans-Martin Scheibe[6] 11 December 1942 30 December 1942
U-524 Walter von Steinaecker[7] 11 December 1942 23 December 1942
U-569 Hans-Peter Hinsch[8] 11 December 1942 22 December 1942
U-591 Hans-Jürgen Zetzsche[9] 11 December 1942 30 December 1942
U-604 Horst Höltring[10] 11 December 1942 22 December 1942
U-610 Walter Freiherr von Freyberg-Eisenberg-Allmendingen[11] 11 December 1942 13 December 1942
U-615 Ralph Kapitzky[12] 11 December 1942 30 December 1942
U-623 Hermann Schröder[13] 11 December 1942 13 December 1942
U-628 Heinrich Hasenschar[14] 11 December 1942 30 December 1942

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ Helgason, Guðmundur. "Wolfpack Ungestüm". German U-boats of WWII - uboat.net. Retrieved 22 November 2014. 
  2. ^ Helgason, Guðmundur. "Hans Hunger". German U-boats of WWII - uboat.net. Retrieved 22 November 2014. 
  3. ^ Helgason, Guðmundur. "Paul-Karl Loeser". German U-boats of WWII - uboat.net. Retrieved 22 November 2014. 
  4. ^ Helgason, Guðmundur. "Siegfried Strelow (Knight's Cross)". German U-boats of WWII - uboat.net. Retrieved 22 November 2014. 
  5. ^ Helgason, Guðmundur. "Heinz-Konrad Fenn". German U-boats of WWII - uboat.net. Retrieved 22 November 2014. 
  6. ^ Helgason, Guðmundur. "Hans-Martin Scheibe". German U-boats of WWII - uboat.net. Retrieved 22 November 2014. 
  7. ^ Helgason, Guðmundur. "Walter von Steinaecker". German U-boats of WWII - uboat.net. Retrieved 22 November 2014. 
  8. ^ Helgason, Guðmundur. "Hans-Peter Hinsch". German U-boats of WWII - uboat.net. Retrieved 22 November 2014. 
  9. ^ Helgason, Guðmundur. "Hans-Jürgen Zetzsche". German U-boats of WWII - uboat.net. Retrieved 22 November 2014. 
  10. ^ Helgason, Guðmundur. "Horst Höltring". German U-boats of WWII - uboat.net. Retrieved 22 November 2014. 
  11. ^ Helgason, Guðmundur. "Walter Freiherr von Freyberg-Eisenberg-Allmendingen". German U-boats of WWII - uboat.net. Retrieved 22 November 2014. 
  12. ^ Helgason, Guðmundur. "Ralph Kapitzky". German U-boats of WWII - uboat.net. Retrieved 22 November 2014. 
  13. ^ Helgason, Guðmundur. "Hermann Schröder". German U-boats of WWII - uboat.net. Retrieved 22 November 2014. 
  14. ^ Helgason, Guðmundur. "Heinrich Hasenschar". German U-boats of WWII - uboat.net. Retrieved 22 November 2014. 
Bibliography
  • Edwards, Bernard (1996). Dönitz and the Wolf Packs - The U-boats at War. Cassell Military Classics. pp. 134, 136, 139. ISBN 0-304-35203-9. 
  • Blair, Clay (1997). Hitler's U-Boat War: The Hunted 1942-45. Hachette UK.