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Georg Schewe

Georg Schewe

German World War II U-boat commander
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Occupations Korvettenkapitän Submariner
Countries Germany
Gender male
Birth November 24, 1909 (Ueckermünde)
Death September 16, 1989 (Hamburg)
Georg Schewe
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Biography

Georg Schewe (24 November 1909 – 16 September 1989) was a famous Korvettenkapitän with the Kriegsmarine during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross (German: Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes). The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership.
Schewe sailed with U-60 and U-105, sinking sixteen ships on ten patrols, for a total of 85.779 tons of Allied shipping of which 71,450 tons on one patrol alone. It was the second most successful patrol of World War II, second only to Günther Hessler's patrol on U-107.

Summary of career

Ships attacked

Date U-boat Ship Nationality Tonnage Fate
19 December 1939 U-60 City of Kobe  United Kingdom 4,373 Sunk (Mine)
9 January 1941 U-105 Bassano  United Kingdom 4,843 Sunk
26 January 1941 U-105 Lurigethan  United Kingdom 3,564 Sunk
8 March 1941 U-105 Harmodius  United Kingdom 5,229 Sunk
18 March 1941 U-105 Medjerda  United Kingdom 4,380 Sunk
19 March 1941 U-105 Mandalika  Netherlands 7,750 Sunk
21 March 1941 U-105 Benwyvis  United Kingdom 5,920 Sunk
21 March 1941 U-105 Clan Ogilvy  United Kingdom 5,802 Sunk
21 March 1941 U-105 Jhelum  United Kingdom 4,038 Sunk
5 April 1941 U-105 Ena de Larringa  United Kingdom 5,200 Sunk
6 May 1941 U-105 Oakdene  United Kingdom 4,255 Sunk
13 May 1941 U-105 Benyrackie  United Kingdom 6,434 Sunk
15 May 1941 U-105 Benvenue  United Kingdom 5,920 Sunk
16 May 1941 U-105 Rodney Star  United Kingdom 11,803 Sunk
1 June 1941 U-105 Scottish Monarch  United Kingdom 4,719 Sunk
11 September 1941 U-105 Montana  Panama 1,549 Sunk

Awards

  • Wehrmacht Long Service Award 4th Class (2 October 1936)
  • Iron Cross (1939)
    • 2nd Class (20 December 1939)
    • 1st Class (13 June 1940)
  • Sudetenland Medal (20 December 1939)
  • U-boat War Badge (1939) (24 January 1940)
  • Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 23 May 1941 as Kapitänleutnant and commander of U-105
  • Mentioned twice in the Wehrmachtbericht (22 March 1941 and 17 May 1941)
  • ^ Busch & Röll 2003, p. 133.
  • Scherzer 2007, p. 660.
  • Fellgiebel 2000, p. 376.

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