Wilhelm von Mässenhausen

Kapitänleutnant (Crew 35)


Successes
1 ship sunk, total tonnage 6,198 GRT

Born  16 Jan 1915 Sydney, Australia
Died  20 May 1943(28)North Atlantic


Ranks

5 Apr 1935 Offiziersanwärter
1 Jul 1936 Fähnrich zur See
1 Jan 1938 Oberfähnrich zur See
1 Apr 1938 Leutnant zur See
1 Oct 1939 Oberleutnant zur See
1 Sep 1942 Kapitänleutnant

Decorations

U-boat Commands

U-boatFromTo
U-258 4 Feb 1942 20 May 1943  (+)  3 patrols (143 days) 

Patrol info for Wilhelm von Mässenhausen

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-258 1 Sep 1942  Kiel  27 Oct 1942  La Pallice  Patrol 1,57 days
2. U-258 2 Dec 1942  La Pallice  6 Dec 1942  La Pallice  Patrol 2,5 days
3. U-258 1 Mar 1943  La Pallice  20 May 1943  Sunk  Patrol 3,81 days
3 patrols, 143 days at sea

Ships hit by Wilhelm von Mässenhausen

Date U-boat Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
29 Apr 1943U-258 McKeesport6,198amONS-5
 6,198

1 ship sunk (6,198 tons).

Legend
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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.

Media links


German U-boat Commanders of World War II

Busch, Rainer and Röll, Hans-Joachim

Listing of all U-boat commanders