Fregattenkapitän (Crew 26)
1 ship sunk, total tonnage 5,173 GRT
|1 Apr 1926|| ||Offiziersanwärter|
|1 Apr 1928|| ||Fähnrich zur See|
|1 Jun 1930|| ||Oberfähnrich zur See|
|1 Oct 1930|| ||Leutnant zur See|
|1933|| ||Oberleutnant zur See|
|1 Apr 1936|| ||Kapitänleutnant|
|1 Apr 1941|| ||Korvettenkapitän|
|1 Jan 1945|| ||Fregattenkapitän|
|U-109 ||5 Dec 1940 ||4 Jun 1941 || 1 patrol (24 days) |
When Fischer returned to port after his first patrol Dönitz deemed that he was unsuitable for commanding a U-boat and removed him from command. (Blair, 1996)
From June 1941 to Jan 1943 he served as an officer on the heavy cruiser Admiral Scheer. Then he briefly served as first officer on the schoolship Hansa before taking on staff duties for the Admiral of the North Sea (Busch & Röll, 1999).
Blair, C. (1996). Hitler’s U-boat War. The Hunters, 1939-1942.
Busch, R. and Röll, H-J. (1999). German U-boat commanders of World War II.
Patrol info for Hans-Georg Fischer
| ||U-boat ||Departure
||Arrival|| || ||
||6 May 1941 ||Kiel
||29 May 1941 ||Lorient
||Patrol 1,||24 days||
Ships hit by Hans-Georg Fischer
||Name of ship
|20 May 1941||U-109|| ||Harpagus||5,173||br||HX-126|
1 ship sunk (5,173 tons).
About ranks and decorations
Ranks shown in italics are our database inserts based on the rank dates of his crew comrades. The officers of each crew would normally have progressed through the lower ranks at the same rate.
Special thanks to Fernando Almeida for data on ranks and decorations.