Heinrich Driver

Korvettenkapitän (Crew 33)


Successes
4 ships sunk, total tonnage 25,122 GRT

Born  10 Jul 1912 Sonderburg, Alsen
Died  20 Nov 1980(68)Lübeck, Germany


Ranks

1 Apr 1933 Offiziersanwärter
1 Jul 1934 Fähnrich zur See
1 Apr 1936 Oberfähnrich zur See
1 Oct 1936 Leutnant zur See
1 Jun 1938 Oberleutnant zur See
1 Apr 1941 Kapitänleutnant
1 Apr 1945 Korvettenkapitän

Decorations

1939 Iron Cross 2nd Class
Nov 1939 U-boat War Badge 1939
Aug 1941 Iron Cross 1st Class
25 Mar 1942 Italienische Tapferkeitsmedaille in Bronze Im Felde "Medaglia di Bronzo al Valore Militare sul campo"
6 Aug 1942 German Cross in Gold

U-boat Commands

U-boatFromTo
U-20 2 Apr 1940 15 Apr 1940   No war patrols 
U-23 20 May 1940 30 Sep 1940   No war patrols 
U-145 16 Oct 1940 18 Dec 1940   No war patrols 
U-371 15 Mar 1941 5 Apr 1942   5 patrols (154 days) 

Special thanks to Mr. Fernando Almeida for details on date of death.

Patrol info for Heinrich Driver

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-371 5 Jun 1941  Kiel  1 Jul 1941  Brest  Patrol 1,27 days
2. U-371 23 Jul 1941  Brest  19 Aug 1941  Brest  Patrol 2,28 days
3. U-371 16 Sep 1941  Brest  24 Oct 1941  Salamis  Patrol 3,39 days
4. U-371 4 Dec 1941  Salamis  10 Jan 1942  Salamis  Patrol 4,38 days
5. U-371 4 Mar 1942  Salamis  25 Mar 1942  Salamis  Patrol 5,22 days
5 patrols, 154 days at sea

Ships hit by Heinrich Driver

Date U-boat Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
12 Jun 1941U-371 Silverpalm6,373br
24 Jun 1941U-371 Vigrid4,765nwHX-133
30 Jul 1941U-371 Shahristan6,935brOS-1
30 Jul 1941U-371 Sitoebondo7,049nlOS-1
 25,122

4 ships sunk (25,122 tons).

Legend
We have a picture of this vessel.


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.

Media links


German U-boat Commanders of World War II

Busch, Rainer and Röll, Hans-Joachim

Listing of all U-boat commanders