Hermann Lessing

Kapitän zur See (Crew 21)



No ships sunk or damaged.


Born  20 Oct 1900 Florence, Italy
Died  29 May 1990(89)


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Ranks

1 Apr 1923 Fähnrich zur See
1 Oct 1925 Leutnant zur See
1 Jul 1927 Oberleutnant zur See
1 Oct 1933 Kapitänleutnant
About 1937 Transferred to Luftwaffe as a Hauptmann
6 Sep 1939 Major
27 Jul 1940 Oberstleutnant
1 Apr 1942 Oberst
1 Jul 1943 Transferred back to the Kriegsmarine
1 Jul 1943 Kapitän zur See

Decorations

U-boat Commands

U-boatFromTo
U-1231 9 Feb 1944 Mar, 1945   1 patrol (106 days) 

Kapitän zur See Hermann Lessing was one of the oldest U-boat commanders of WWII to depart on patrol when he took his boat U-1231 out from Bergen, Norway on 18 Oct 1944. He was 44 years old at the time. He returned to base after 106 days at sea on 31 Jan 1945. This was his only war patrol.

Sources

Busch, R. and Röll, H-J. (1999). German U-boat commanders of World War II.
Busch, R. and Röll, H-J. (1997). Der U-Bootkrieg 1939-1945 (Band 2).

Patrol info for Hermann Lessing

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-1231 5 Oct 1944  Kiel  7 Oct 1944  Horten   3 days
2. U-1231 11 Oct 1944  Horten  12 Oct 1944  Marviken   2 days
3. U-1231 15 Oct 1944  Marviken  17 Oct 1944  Bergen   3 days
4. U-1231 18 Oct 1944  Bergen  31 Jan 1945  Farsund  Patrol 1,106 days
5. U-1231 1 Feb 1945  Farsund  5 Feb 1945  Flensburg   5 days

Ships hit by Hermann Lessing

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Media links


German U-boat Commanders of World War II

Busch, Rainer and Röll, Hans-Joachim

Listing of all U-boat commanders