Hubertus Purkhold

Kapitänleutnant


Successes
1 ship sunk, total tonnage 4,893 GRT

Born  6 Jun 1916 Beuthen, Upper Silesia
Died  26 Oct 2003(87)


Ranks

1 Nov 1942 Kapitänleutnant

Decorations

  Iron Cross 2nd Class
  U-boat War Badge 1939
  Iron Cross 1st Class
11 Mar 1944 German Cross in Gold

U-boat Commands

U-boatFromTo
U-30 Apr, 1941 22 Apr 1941   No war patrols 
U-14 20 May 1941 9 Feb 1942   No war patrols 
U-260 14 Mar 1942 Apr, 1944   5 patrols (324 days) 

Though commonly listed as a member of Crew 35, Purkhold is not included in the 1937, 1938, or 1941 Rangliste. How and when Purkhold was commissioned as an officer is thus uncertain, though it’s probably most likely that he was a reserve officer.

Patrol info for Hubertus Purkhold

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-260 10 Sep 1942  Kiel  15 Nov 1942  Lorient  Patrol 1,67 days
2. U-260 14 Dec 1942  Lorient  3 Feb 1943  St. Nazaire  Patrol 2,52 days
3. U-260 12 Mar 1943  St. Nazaire  22 May 1943  St. Nazaire  Patrol 3,72 days
4. U-260 25 Aug 1943  St. Nazaire  24 Oct 1943  St. Nazaire  Patrol 4,61 days
5. U-260 18 Dec 1943  St. Nazaire  27 Feb 1944  St. Nazaire  Patrol 5,72 days
5 patrols, 324 days at sea

Ships hit by Hubertus Purkhold

Date U-boat Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
28 Dec 1942U-260 Empire Wagtail4,893brONS-154
 4,893

1 ship sunk (4,893 tons).

Legend
We have a picture of this vessel.

Media links


German U-boat Commanders of World War II

Busch, Rainer and Röll, Hans-Joachim

Listing of all U-boat commanders