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
|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|
- 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.