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Ulrich Heyse

German World War II U-boat commander
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Date of birth Berlin
Date of death Nov 19, 1970 Flensburg
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
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Biography

Ulrich Heyse (20 September 1906 in Berlin-Friedenau – 19 November 1970 in Flensburg) was a German U-boat commander in World War II and 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.

Summary of career

Ships attacked

As commander of U-128 Ulrich Heyse is credited with the sinking of twelve ships for a total of 83,639 gross register tons (GRT) of merchant shipping.

Date Ship Name Nationality Tonnage Fate
19 February 1942 Pan Massachusetts  United States 8,202 Sunk at 28°27′N 80°08′W / 28.450°N 80.133°W / 28.450; -80.133 (Pan Massachusetts (ship))
22 February 1942 Cities Service Empire  United States 8,103 Sunk at 28°25′N 80°02′W / 28.417°N 80.033°W / 28.417; -80.033 (Cities Service Empire (ship))
5 March 1942 O.A. Knudsen  Norway 11,007 Sunk at 26°17′N 75°50′W / 26.283°N 75.833°W / 26.283; -75.833 (O.A. Knudsen (ship))
13 May 1942 Denpark  United Kingdom 3,491 Sunk at 22°28′N 28°10′W / 22.467°N 28.167°W / 22.467; -28.167 (Denpark (ship))
8 June 1942 South Africa  Norway 9,234 Sunk at 12°47′N 49°44′W / 12.783°N 49.733°W / 12.783; -49.733 (South Africa (ship))
21 June 1942 West Ira  United States 5,681 Sunk at 12°28′N 57°05′W / 12.467°N 57.083°W / 12.467; -57.083 (West Ira (ship))
23 June 1942 Andrea Brøvig  Norway 10,173 Sunk at 12°10′N 59°10′W / 12.167°N 59.167°W / 12.167; -59.167 (Andrea Brøvig (ship))
27 June 1942 Polybius  United States 7,041 Sunk at 10°55′N 57°40′W / 10.917°N 57.667°W / 10.917; -57.667 (Polybius (ship))
8 November 1942 Maloja  Norway 6,400 Sunk at 11°58′N 27°08′W / 11.967°N 27.133°W / 11.967; -27.133 (Maloja (ship))
10 November 1942 Cerinthus  United Kingdom 3,878 Sunk at 12°27′N 27°45′W / 12.450°N 27.750°W / 12.450; -27.750 (Cerinthus (ship))
10 November 1942 Start Point  United Kingdom 5,293 Sunk at 13°12′N 27°27′W / 13.200°N 27.450°W / 13.200; -27.450 (Start Point (ship))
5 December 1942 Teesbank  United Kingdom 5,136 Sunk at 03°33′N 29°35′W / 3.550°N 29.583°W / 3.550; -29.583 (Teesbank (ship))

Awards

  • Wehrmacht Long Service Award 4th Class (4 October 1937)
  • Iron Cross (1939)
    • 2nd Class (11 February 1940)
    • 1st Class (24 March 1942)
  • Destroyer War Badge (19 October 1940)
  • U-boat War Badge (1939) (24 March 1942)
  • Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 21 January 1943 as Kapitänleutnant and commander of U-128
  • ^ Busch & Röll 2003, p. 306.
  • Fellgiebel 2000, p. 226.
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