Ebe Schnoor

Kapitänleutnant (Crew XII/15)



No ships sunk or damaged.


Born  22 Jun 1895 Emmelsbüll
Died  4 Oct 1943(48)North Atlantic


Ranks

1 Jan 1943 Kapitänleutnant

Decorations

  Iron Cross 2nd Class
  Iron Cross 1st Class
19 Jul 1943 German Cross in Gold

U-boat Commands

U-boatFromTo
UA 15 May 1942 9 Aug 1942   No war patrols 
U-460 1 Aug 1942 4 Oct 1943  (+)  5 patrols (223 days) 

Ebe Schnoor was one of the oldest U-boat commanders of WWII to see active service when he took his boat, the milch cow U-460, out from Bordeaux, France on 27 August 1942. He was 47 years old, and would take U-460 on five patrols (over 220 days at sea).

U-460 was sunk 36 days into the 5th patrol by aircraft from the escort carrier USS Card, on 4 Oct 1943. There were only two survivors, and Kptlt. Schnoor was among the 62 who died (Niestlé, 1998).

Sources

Busch, R. and Röll, H-J. (1999). German U-boat commanders of World War II.
Busch, R. and Röll, H-J. (1997). Der U-Bootkrieg 1939-1945 (Band 2).
Niestlé, A. (1998). German U-boat losses during World War II.

Patrol info for Ebe Schnoor

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-460 27 Aug 1942  St. Nazaire  12 Oct 1942  St. Nazaire  Patrol 1,47 days
2. U-460 11 Nov 1942  St. Nazaire  19 Dec 1942  St. Nazaire  Patrol 2,39 days
3. U-460 27 Jan 1943  St. Nazaire  5 Mar 1943  Bordeaux  Patrol 3,38 days
4. U-460 24 Apr 1943  Bordeaux  25 Jun 1943  Bordeaux  Patrol 4,63 days
5. U-460 23 Aug 1943  Bordeaux  25 Aug 1943  Bordeaux   3 days
6. U-460 30 Aug 1943  Bordeaux  4 Oct 1943  Sunk  Patrol 5,36 days
5 patrols, 223 days at sea

Ships hit by Ebe Schnoor

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Media links


German U-boat Commanders of World War II

Busch, Rainer and Röll, Hans-Joachim

Listing of all U-boat commanders