Hans-Harald Speidel

Kapitänleutnant (Crew 36)



No ships sunk or damaged.


Born  20 May 1917 Danzig
Died  12 Sep 2000(83)


Ranks

3 Apr 1936 Offiziersanwärter
10 Sep 1936 Seekadett
1 May 1937 Fähnrich zur See
1 Jul 1938 Oberfähnrich zur See
1 Oct 1938 Leutnant zur See
1 Oct 1940 Oberleutnant zur See
1 Jun 1943 Kapitänleutnant

Decorations

U-boat Commands

U-boatFromTo
U-643 8 Oct 1942 8 Oct 1943   1 patrol (25 days) 

Crew of 1936

Hans-Harald Speidel 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-Harald Speidel

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-643 26 Aug 1943  Kiel  28 Aug 1943  Haugesund   3 days
2. U-643 29 Aug 1943  Haugesund  1 Sep 1943  Bergen   4 days
3. U-643 14 Sep 1943  Bergen  8 Oct 1943  Sunk  Patrol 1,25 days

Ships hit by Hans-Harald Speidel

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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