Kurt Lange

Kapitänleutnant


Successes
2 ships sunk, total tonnage 12,063 GRT
1 ship damaged, total tonnage 10,195 GRT

Born  12 Aug 1903 Magdeburg
Died  14 Nov 1960(57)Wedel, Germany


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Ranks

1 Mar 1922 Rekrut
1 Nov 1936 Obersteuermann
19 Dec 1936 Leutnant zur See der Reserve
1 Feb 1940 Oberleutnant zur See der Reserve
1 Feb 1942 Kapitänleutnant

Decorations

5 Dec 1939 Iron Cross 2nd Class
17 Jul 1940 Iron Cross 1st Class
11 Oct 1944 German Cross in Gold

U-boat Commands

U-boatFromTo
U-530 14 Oct 1942 Jan, 1945   6 patrols (369 days) 

Kurt Lange joined the post World War One German Imperial Navy and served from 1 March 1922 to 20 Dec 1926. When another war broke out the 36 year old Kurt Lange was reinstated from 3 Sept 1939 as Leutnant zur See (reserve). His rank was later changed to full Kapitänleutnant with active date of 1 Sep 1941.

He was awarded both his Iron Crosses for his service while commanding patrol boat in the 9th Patrol Boat Flotilla. His German cross was in recognition for this excellent performance while commanding the U-boat U-530.

When he left U-530 in Jan 1945 he was assigned to Agru Front at Hela in the Baltic as a speaker and instructor. He surrendered to the Western Allies on 8 May 1945 and was released on 25 July 1945 in a British release point in Northern Germany.

Special thanks to Mr. Fernando Almeida for details on this officer.

Patrol info for Kurt Lange

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-530 20 Feb 1943  Kiel  22 Apr 1943  Lorient  Patrol 1,62 days
2. U-530 29 May 1943  Lorient  3 Jul 1943  Bordeaux  Patrol 2,36 days
3. U-530 21 Sep 1943  Bordeaux  21 Sep 1943  La Pallice   1 days
4. U-530 27 Sep 1943  La Pallice  29 Sep 1943  La Pallice  Patrol 3,3 days
5. U-530 3 Oct 1943  La Pallice  5 Oct 1943  La Pallice  Patrol 4,3 days
6. U-530 17 Oct 1943  La Pallice  22 Feb 1944  Lorient  Patrol 5,129 days
7. U-530 22 May 1944  Lorient  4 Oct 1944  Flensburg  Patrol 6,136 days
6 patrols, 369 days at sea

Ships hit by Kurt Lange

Date U-boat Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
9 Mar 1943U-530 Milos3,058swSC-121
5 Apr 1943U-530 Sunoil9,005amHX-231
26 Dec 1943U-530 Chapultepec (d.)10,195am
 22,258

2 ships sunk (12,063 tons) and 1 ship damaged (10,195 tons).

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

Media links


German U-boat Commanders of World War II

Busch, Rainer and Röll, Hans-Joachim

Listing of all U-boat commanders