Kurt Baberg

Kapitänleutnant (Crew 36)


Successes
3 ships sunk, total tonnage 15,788 GRT

Born  23 Feb 1917 Duisburg-Ruhrort
Died  31 Mar 2003(86)


Ranks

3 Apr 1936 Offiziersanwärter
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 Sep 1943 Kapitänleutnant

Decorations

1940 Iron Cross 2nd Class
1 Sep 1941 U-boat War Badge 1939
1943 Iron Cross 1st Class
14 Jan 1944 German Cross in Gold

U-boat Commands

U-boatFromTo
U-30 23 Apr 1941 9 Mar 1942   No war patrols 
U-618 16 Apr 1942 15 Apr 1944   6 patrols (380 days) 
U-827 26 Apr 1945 5 May 1945   No war patrols 

Crew of 1936

Kurt Baberg 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 Kurt Baberg

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-618 1 Sep 1942  Kiel  28 Oct 1942  St. Nazaire  Patrol 1,58 days
2. U-618 25 Nov 1942  St. Nazaire  18 Jan 1943  St. Nazaire  Patrol 2,55 days
3. U-618 21 Feb 1943  St. Nazaire  7 May 1943  St. Nazaire  Patrol 3,76 days
4. U-618 8 Jun 1943  St. Nazaire  5 Sep 1943  St. Nazaire  Patrol 4,90 days
5. U-618 11 Nov 1943  St. Nazaire  4 Jan 1944  Lorient  Patrol 5,55 days
6. U-618 23 Feb 1944  Lorient  8 Apr 1944  St. Nazaire  Patrol 6,46 days
6 patrols, 380 days at sea

Ships hit by Kurt Baberg

Date U-boat Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
14 Oct 1942U-618 Empire Mersey5,791brSC-104
18 Oct 1942U-618 Angelina4,772amON-137
 
2 Jul 1943U-618 Empire Kohinoor5,225br
 15,788

3 ships sunk (15,788 tons).

Legend
We have a picture of this vessel.


About ranks and decorations
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