Freiherr Walter von Steinaecker

Kapitänleutnant (Crew 35)


Successes
2 ships sunk, total tonnage 16,256 GRT

Born  25 Mar 1917 Berlin
Died  22 Mar 1943(25)south of Madeira


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Ranks

5 Apr 1935 Offiziersanwärter
1 Jul 1936 Fähnrich zur See
1 Jan 1938 Oberfähnrich zur See
1 Apr 1938 Leutnant zur See
1 Oct 1939 Oberleutnant zur See
1 Apr 1942 Kapitänleutnant

Decorations

U-boat Commands

U-boatFromTo
U-524 8 Jul 1942 22 Mar 1943  (+)  2 patrols (77 days) 

Patrol info for Walter von Steinaecker

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-524 10 Nov 1942  Kiel  12 Nov 1942  Marviken   3 days
2. U-524 14 Nov 1942  Marviken  9 Jan 1943  Lorient  Patrol 1,57 days
3. U-524 3 Mar 1943  Lorient  22 Mar 1943  Sunk  Patrol 2,20 days
2 patrols, 77 days at sea

Ships hit by Walter von Steinaecker

Date U-boat Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
8 Dec 1942U-524 Empire Spenser8,194brHX-217
 
15 Mar 1943U-524 Wyoming8,062frUGS-6
 16,256

2 ships sunk (16,256 tons).

Legend
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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