Hans-Martin Scheibe

Kapitänleutnant (Crew 36)


Successes
1 ship sunk, total tonnage 3,777 GRT

Born  17 Apr 1918 Königsberg, East Prussia
Died  5 Apr 1944(25)Mediterranean


Kriegsmarine crew book photo

Ranks

3 Apr 1936 Offiziersanwärter
10 Sep 1936 Seekadett
1 May 1937 Fähnrich zur See
1 Jul 1943 Kapitänleutnant

Decorations

U-boat Commands

U-boatFromTo
U-72 7 May 1942 19 Nov 1942   No war patrols 
U-455 22 Nov 1942 5 Apr 1944  (+)  6 patrols (283 days) 

Crew of 1936

Hans-Martin Scheibe was one of the Kriegsmarine's famous Olympia Crew. This Crew chose the Olympic rings as their symbol (the 1936 Olympic games were held in Berlin). It was the largest Crew, and produced more U-boat commanders than any other – of the 164 who 'graduated', 140 took command during the war.

Patrol info for Hans-Martin Scheibe

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-455 24 Nov 1942  St. Nazaire  24 Jan 1943  St. Nazaire  Patrol 1,62 days
2. U-455 23 Mar 1943  St. Nazaire  23 Apr 1943  St. Nazaire  Patrol 2,32 days
3. U-455 30 May 1943  St. Nazaire  31 Jul 1943  St. Nazaire  Patrol 3,63 days
4. U-455 20 Sep 1943  St. Nazaire  11 Nov 1943  Lorient  Patrol 4,53 days
5. U-455 6 Jan 1944  Lorient  3 Feb 1944  Toulon  Patrol 5,29 days
6. U-455 22 Feb 1944  Toulon  5 Apr 1944  Sunk  Patrol 6,44 days
6 patrols, 283 days at sea

Ships hit by Hans-Martin Scheibe

Date U-boat Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
25 Apr 1943U-455 Rouennais [Mine]3,777frCG-29
 3,777

1 ship sunk (3,777 tons).

Legend
[Mine] indicates the vessel was hit by a mine laid by said U-boat.


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.

Media links


German U-boat Commanders of World War II

Busch, Rainer and Röll, Hans-Joachim

Listing of all U-boat commanders