Hans-Joachim von Morstein

Kapitänleutnant (Crew 28)

1 warship a total loss, total tonnage 1,300 tons

Born  1 Aug 1909 Karlsruhe
Died  24 Jan 1984(74)

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10 Oct 1928 Seekadett
1 Jan 1930 Fähnrich zur See
1 Jun 1935 Oberleutnant zur See
1 Dec 1941 Kapitänleutnant


  Iron Cross 2nd Class
  Iron Cross 1st Class
15 Dec 1944 German Cross in Gold

U-boat Commands

U-483 22 Dec 1943 9 May 1945   2 patrols (98 days) 

Von Morstein apparently leaves naval service in 1937 or 1938; he is not listed in the 1938 Rangliste but is in the previous years edition as the second senior most Oberleutnant zur See. He then returns to naval service as a Kapitänleutnant (or possibly a Kapitänleutnant z.V.) in 1941.

Patrol info for Hans-Joachim von Morstein

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-483 31 Aug 1944  Kiel  2 Sep 1944  Horten   3 days
2. U-483 5 Sep 1944  Horten  8 Sep 1944  Stavanger   4 days
3. U-483 3 Oct 1944  Stavanger  21 Nov 1944  Bergen  Patrol 1,50 days
4. U-483 7 Feb 1945  Bergen  26 Mar 1945  Trondheim  Patrol 2,48 days
2 patrols, 98 days at sea

Ships hit by Hans-Joachim von Morstein

Date U-boat Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
1 Nov 1944U-483 HMS Whitaker (K 580) (t.)1,300brSC-159

1 ship sunk (1,300 tons).

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(t.) means the ship was a total loss (included in ships & tonnage lost).

Media links

U-Boat Attack Logs

Daniel Morgan and Bruce Taylor

German U-boat Commanders of World War II

Busch, Rainer and Röll, Hans-Joachim

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