Klaus Hornbostel

Kapitänleutnant (Crew 34)


Successes
1 warship sunk, total tonnage 672 tons
1 ship damaged, total tonnage 7,219 GRT

Born  14 Jun 1916 Cuxhaven
Died  17 Jul 2013(97)Tübingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany


Ranks

8 Apr 1934 Offiziersanwärter
1 Jul 1935 Fähnrich Waffen
1 Jan 1937 Oberfähnrich Waffen
1 Apr 1937 Leutnant des Marinewaffenwesens
1 Apr 1939 Oberleutnant des Marinewaffenwesens
1 Sep 1941 Kapitänleutnant

Decorations

1 Apr 1941 Iron Cross 2nd Class
1942 Iron Cross 1st Class
Feb, 1945 U-boat War Badge 1939

U-boat Commands

U-boatFromTo
U-806 29 Apr 1944 6 May 1945   1 patrol (115 days) 

His last appointment in the Bundesmarine was Captain and Commanding Officer of the Naval Artillery School at Kappeln. He retired as Kapitän zur See

Patrol info for Klaus Hornbostel

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-806 20 Oct 1944  Kiel  23 Oct 1944  Horten   4 days
2. U-806 27 Oct 1944  Horten  28 Oct 1944  Kristiansand   2 days
3. U-806 30 Oct 1944  Kristiansand  21 Feb 1945  Kristiansand  Patrol 1,115 days
4. U-806 25 Feb 1945  Kristiansand  27 Feb 1945  Flensburg   3 days

Ships hit by Klaus Hornbostel

Date U-boat Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
21 Dec 1944U-806 Samtucky (d.)7,219brHX-327
24 Dec 1944U-806 HMCS Clayoquot (J 174)672caXB-139
 7,891

1 ship sunk (672 tons) and 1 ship damaged (7,219 tons).

Legend
We have a picture of this vessel.
(d.) means the ship was damaged.


About ranks and decorations
Special thanks to Fernando Almeida for data on ranks and decorations.

Media links


U-Boat Attack Logs

Daniel Morgan and Bruce Taylor


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German U-boat Commanders of World War II

Busch, Rainer and Röll, Hans-Joachim


Naval Officers Under Hitler

Rust, Eric C.


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