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C.B.  04051 (80)
"U 706"
Interrogation of Survivors
September, 1943
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C.B.  04051 (80)
"U 706"
Interrogation of Survivors
September, 1943
  N.I.D. 06456/43.  


          The following report is compiled from information derived from prisoners of war.  The statements made cannot always be verified; they should therefore not be accepted as facts unless they are definitely stated to be confirmed by information from other sources.  


  Introductory Remarks  
  Details of "U 752"  
    (i)  Type;  (ii)  Displacement;  (iii)  Builders;  (iv)  Armaments:  (a) Guns. (b) Ammunition, (c) Armour, (d) Torpedo Tubes, (e) Upper Deck Torpedo Containers, (f) Torpedoes, (g) Pistols;  (v)  Diesels;  (vi)  Radar; (vii) G.S.R.;  (viii)  W/T Aerials;  (ix)  R.D.B. (Radar Decoy Balloons);  (x)  Welding Equipment;  (xi)  Diving;  (xii)  Badge;  (xiii)  Flotilla and Base.  
  Fourth and Last Patrol of "U 706"  
  Sinking of "U 706"  
  General Remarks  
    (i)  Look-outs in the Bay of Biscay;  (ii)  Twin 20 mm, (0.79 in.) Guns;  (iii)  20 mm. (0.79 in.) Quadruple Mountings;  (iv)  Additional Superstructure;  (v)  A.A. U-Boats;  (vi)  New U-boat Construction (a) 15-man U-Boats, (b)  500-tonner with 42 torpedoes;  (vii)  Radar.  
    (i)  La Pallice;  (ii)  Toulon.  
Appendix "A."  Building and Working-up of "U 706"  
Appendix "B."  Early Patrols of "U 706"  
      (i)  First Patrol;  (ii)  Second Patrol;  (iii)  Third Patrol.  
Appendix "C."  Ship's Company of "U 706"  
      (i)  Captain;  (ii)  First Lieutenant;  (iii)  Second Lieutenant;  (iv)  Engineer Officer;  (v)  Surgeon Lieutenant;  (vi)  General.  
Appendix "D."  Nominal Roll of "U 706"  
      (i)  Survivors;  (ii)  Casualties;  (iii)  Total crew.    
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          "U 706," a 500-ton U-Boat, commanded by Kapitänleutnant Alexander von Zitzewitz, was sunk by U.S. Liberator "T" of 4 A/S Squadron, on 2nd August, 1943, in position 46° 43' N., 010° 18' W.  The Second Lieutenant and three ratings were picked up by H.M. Ships of 40th Escort Group.  
          The U-Boat was on her fourth patrol and claimed the total sinking of three ships, amounting to 18,300 tons.  Survivors, from the bridge watch only, were all young and inexperienced, and have not produced much information of value.  
          Equivalents of German and Royal Naval ranks used in this report are:  
Konteradmiral Rear Admiral.
Kapitän zur See Captain.
Fregattenkapitän Commander 
Korvettenkapitän Lieutenant-Commander.
Kapitänleutnant Lieutenant.
Oberleutnant zur See Sub-Lieutenant.
Leutnant zur See Junior Sub-Lieutenant.
Oberfähnrich zur See Senior Midshipman.
Fähnrich zur See Junior Midshipman.
Stabsarzt Surgeon Lieutenant.
          The suffix (Ing.) after a rank in place of "zur See" denotes Engineer Officer; thus Oberleutnant (Ing.) = Sub-Lieutenant (E).  The suffix "der Reserve" denotes a reserve officer.  
  Type VII C.
  Displacement 500 tons.
  Builders Stülcken Werft, Hamburg.
  Armament (aGuns. Two twin 20 mm. (0.79 in.) guns on the upper "bandstand," one single 20 mm. on additional after lower gun platform and two twin M.G.s 81 on the bridge.  She should have had a quadruple 20 mm. on the additional platform, but it had not been mounted as they were in short supply.  The twin 20 mm. was only an emergency twin mounting, consisting of two C.38 guns connected to a single trigger on a single mounting.  Loading was from the side for the left gun and from above for the right gun.
      The 88 mm. (3.46 in.) gun, normally mounted forward in this class, had been removed prior to the last patrol and had not been replaced.
    (bAmmunition.  It was estimated that 10,000 rounds of 20 mm. ammunition were carried and 9,000 rounds for the M.G.s 81.  On the additional gun platform there were three ready use ammunition lockers, each holding 5-6 clips of 20 rounds.  It was stated, however, that clips were usually filled with 18 rounds only, to avoid overstrain.  The third locker was said to have been only recently fitted.  It was claimed that only tracer and A.P. bullets were fired.  The former were said to be coloured yellow and the latter black.
      (cArmour.  Armour plating had been fitted to both sides of the bridge fairing, but not forward.  Two steel screen doors were probably fitted abaft the bridge to act as protection to guns' crews on the "bandstand."  Armour plating was estimated as 10 mm. (0.39 in.) thick.  (N.I.D. Note.  Prisoners from "U-607" stated that the thickness of their armour plating was 20 mm. (0.79 in.).  See C.B. 04051 (74).).
      The twin 20 mm. originally had a 15 mm. (0.59 in.) thick shield, but this was removed because it restricted visibility.
      (dTorpedo Tubes.  Four forward, one aft.
      (eUpper Deck Torpedo Containers.  The upper deck torpedo containers were removed before her penultimate patrol.  Prisoners stated that they are being removed from all U-Boats.
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      (fTorpedoes.  On her last patrol she carried a total of 12 torpedoes, some air and some electric.  They were stored as follows:  five in tubes, six in bow compartment and one aft.  No "Curlies" were carried.
      (gPistols.  Some type P1.2 (long) magnetic pistols were carried.
  Diesels Two 6-cylinder G.W. (Germania Werft).
  Radar Not fitted.
  G.S.R. Metox type carried.  A drum-shaped aerial was fitted on the port side of the bridge and a "Southern Cross" type carried as spare/  One prisoner insisted that the drum-shaped aerial only had one vertical dipole and not two as previously described.  He added that the aerial was extensible.
  W/T Aerials "U 706" was fitted with a jumping wire, an extensible W/T/ aerial and a D/F loop.
  R.D.B. (Radar Decoy Balloons). It was stated that no R.D.B. had yet been supplied in La Pallice, where new equipment was never received until other bases had been fully supplied.  Prisoners had, however, heard rumours about this gear.  (N.I.D. Note.  See C.B. 04051 (74).)
  Welding Equipment There were said to be two bottles, about 1 metre (39.3 in.) high, at the after end and on each side of the conning tower, protruding slightly.  (N.I.D. Note.  It is thought that these were acetylene bottles for welding.)
  Diving It was said that "U-706" had the deepest diving record in the 3rd flotilla, to 250 metres (820 ft,).
  Badge A red eagle on a white background.  This is the coat of arms of Viernitz-Neumark, the Captain's home-town.
  Flotilla and Base Third flotilla based at La Pallice.
          "U 706"  sailed from La Pallice on her fourth patrol at 1030 on 4th July, 1943.  While proceeding to sea she sighted the U.S. bombers which raided La Pallice on that day.  About three days out it was discovered that the periscope was leaking and "U 706" returned to base for repairs, arriving about 9th July.  Prisoners made obscure references to an aircraft attack, which may have caused this damage.  
          She was scheduled to sail again on 15th July, but was held up by last minute delays in the yard.  About 23rd July, she left in company with "U 454," commanded by Kapitänleutnant Hacklander.  When still in the estuary, "U 545's" compass became unserviceable and on 25th July the two U-Boats arrived back at base.  
          "U 706" and "U 454" finally sailed from La Pallice at 1000 on 29th July, 1943.  Tropical kit was carried on board "U 706" and the lower deck believed she was bound for the Mediterranean or South Atlantic; the Second Lieutenant, however, maintained that she would operate in North and Central Atlantic as on previous patrols.  It was thought that "U 706" would remain with "U 454" throughout the patrol.  
          They were escorted until dusk by a "Sperrbrecher" and two minesweepers.  The "Sperrbrecher" proceeded ahead, with "U 454" and "U 706" in line ahead, and the minesweepers one on either beam at about 150 yards distance.  
          Half an hour to an hour after the escort had parted company, the two U-Boats dived for the first time. For the next three days "U 706's" diving routine was as follows:  
                  Between 0700 and 0800    Surface to charge batteries.  
                  Between 1100 and 1200    Submerge.  
                  About 1400                       Surface.  
                Between 1900 and 2000    Submerge.
          The routine was twice broken on 30th July.  At about 1430, when she was about to surface, depth-charges were heard some distance away and she remained submerged until about 1700.  She received a signal from "U 454," before a G.S.R. contact at 1830 forced her to submerge again.  
          The two U-Boats lost touch on 31st July, but sighted one another again in the early morning of 1st August, before finally losing contact.  (N.I.D. Note.  "U 454" was sunk on 1st August by Sunderland "B" of 10 Squadron in position 45° 39' N., 010° 17' W. and survivors were picked up.  See C.B. 04051 (83).)  
         During the evening of 1st August, "U 706" picked up a signal instructing her to proceed to the help of a U-Boat which had been attacked and had serious water entry forward.  It was stated that two other U-Boats were also going to her assistance.  The Second Lieutenant said that this U-Boat was commanded by Kapitänleutnant Kremser.  Throughout the night "U 706" proceeded on the surface at full speed.  


          On the morning of 2nd August, 1943, "U-706" was still proceeding on the surface to the assistance of the U-Boat commanded by Kremser.  (N.I.D. Note.  This may have been the U-Boat sighted and attacked by aircraft "V" of 228 Squadron in position 47° 30' N., 012° 10' W. at 1814Z 1st August.  
          "U 706's" G.S.R. was not manned, the Captain preferring to rely on his look-outs.  
          At about 0900 an aircraft was sighted on the port beam, too far away to identify whether British or German.  It made a wide turn ahead of the U-Boat and approached some distance below 4/10 cloud, which was at approximately 1,000 ft., finally running in on the starboard quarter, from a distance of 1,500 metres (1,640 yards).  The aircraft, which prisoners then identified as a Hampden, dropped a stick of bombs all of which fell well astern of the U-Boat.  It flew very low over the U-Boat, machine gunning her all the way, the U-Boat returning fire.  The aircraft then circled twice out of range.  
          (N.I.D. Note.  Hampden "A" of 415 Squadron on A/S patrol sighted a U-Boat at 0904 on 2nd August.  The U-Boat opened fire and took evasive action.  The aircraft attacked from the starboard quarter, releasing six 250 lb. Torpex depth-charges, set to 25 ft., space 50 ft. from a height of 100 ft.  Relative positions of explosions were not seen, but later depth-charge pool was seen across the wake, astern of the U-Boat.)  
          As the bridge watch were following the Hampden on its second circle, the Captain suddenly exclaimed "Aircraft dead ahead" and ordered "Hard aport!"  "U 706" opened fire with her twin 20 mm. and her machine guns, which completely failed to deter the aircraft.  The second Lieutenant later said of the pilot: "That man really could fly . . . wonderful approach!"  The aircraft identified by prisoners as a U.S. Liberator, attacked before "U 706" had completed her turn.  It dropped about a dozen depth charges, all of which fell near the U-Boat, at least two scoring direct hits.  At the same time the aircraft opened fire and, according to prisoners, killed the Captain.  
          The blast of the first explosion blew in the bridge fairing and imprisoned the Second Lieutenant between it and the periscope casing.  The second explosion blew him and the three ratings of the watch overboard.  The Second Lieutenant was under the impression that one depth charge must have hit the U-Boat below water, and that a second set her on fire.  She sank within a few seconds.  
          (N.I.D. Note.  At 0920 on 2nd August, U.S. Liberator "T" of 4 A/S Squadron sighted a U-Boat on the surface with "A" of 415 Squadron circling.  The U-Boat opened fire, scoring one hit on the port wheel of the aircraft, which attacked from the starboard quarter, releasing twelve 250 lb. Torpex depth-charges, set at 25 ft. spaced 50 ft., from a height of 50 ft.  Depth-charges straddled the U-Boat, which settled by the stern 20 seconds after the attack.)  
          The aircraft dropped a rubber dinghy and the four men managed to climb aboard.  About an hour later they were picked up by H.M.S. "Waveney" of 40th Escort Group.  
  (i)  Look-outs in the Bay of Biscay  
          Prisoners stated that during her passage of the Bay of Biscay, "U 706" carried seven men on the bridge, instead of the normal four.  The watch consisted of one officer, a leading hand and four ratings and usually the Captain as well, Sectors were given as follows:  
                  Officer of the watch                Ahead to Green 90°.  
                  Leading Seaman                     Ahead to Red 90°.  
                  One rating                              Green 90° to astern.  
                  One rating                              Red 90° to astern.  
                  Two ratings                            On additional lower gun platform, keeping  
                                                                special aircraft watch astern, particularly in the sun sector.
          In bad visibility conditions as many as eight men were put on watch.  Two on the additional lower gun platform kept general look-out for aircraft; the two normal after look-outs took sectors from each beam to each quarter.  The ahead sectors would be taken as usual by the officer of the watch and the leading seaman.  In addition, there was occasionally a leading gunnery rating on the bridge.  
  (ii)  Twin 20 mm. (0.79 in.) Guns  
          The gunlayer of the twin 20 mm. gun was said to control the training and elevation by means of a yoke arrangement and at the same time fire the gun, as for the single-barelled 20 mm.  The complete crew normally consisted of a gun layer and one loading number, but occasionally there was a second loading number, one man serving each gun.  
          The twin 20 mm. in "U 706" could be raised about 50 cm. (19.7 in.) out of its socket, so as very nearly to clear the bridge superstructure.  This raising was not intended for forward fire, which was considered too dangerous, but to return the fire of aircraft flying directly over the U-Boat.  


  (iii)  20 mm. (0.79 in.) Quadruple Mountings  
          Prisoners again mentioned the shortage of supply of 20 mm. quadruple mountings, which it is planned to mount in all U-Boats.  
  (iv)  Additional Superstructure  
          It was stated that the Engineer Officer of "U 706" considered that the additional gun platform caused the U-Boat to rise by the stern when diving.  
  (v)  A.A. U-Boats  
          It was stated that six 500-ton U-Boats had been modified as A.A. U-Boats and were lying in Brest.  It was thought that this type would only carry five torpedoes in the tubes and would stow ammunition in place of all other torpedoes.  The Second Lieutenant of "U 706" estimated that 4,000 rounds could be stowed in the place of each torpedo, as well as 6000 rounds in the magazine and something in the region of 10,000 to 20,000 more rounds variously on the floor plates.  
          It was added that U-Boats to be thus modified would be old 500-tonners, which had completed about 10 operational patrols and been in commission at least two years.  (N.I.D. Note.  See C.B. 04051 (72), page 10.  These A.A. U-Boats were stated to be armed with two 20 mm. quadruple mountings and two twin 30 mm. (1.18 in.) guns.)  
  (vi)  New U-Boat Construction  
          Two new types of U-Boat were mentioned:  
          (a)  15-man U-Boats.  These were said to be smaller than 250-ton U-Boats, with a complement of 15 and with only two torpedo tubes loaded from outboard.  (No reload torpedoes were carried.)  Propulsion was said to be by turbine and prisoners claimed a speed of 30 knots submerged.  It was added that the boats' hulls were rubber-covered.  (N.I.D. Note.  Prisoners have previously stated that trials of U-Boats, with rubber-covered hull, had been carried out.  Small experimental Midget type and "Ten-Man" U-Boats have been mentioned before by prisoners.  See C.B.s 04051 (60, page 15, 04051 (72), page 12, and 4051 (50, page 12.)  
          (b)  500-tonner with 42 torpedoes.  This type was described as about 10 metres (32.8 ft.) longer than an ordinary 500-ton U-Boat, and was believed in fact to have a displacement of about 700 tons.  The greater length was said to allow the addition of a torpedo compartment, between the control room and the Petty Officers mess, in which 30 torpedoes were stowed.  In addition there were twelve upper deck torpedo containers and hence a total of 42 torpedoes could be carried.  One prisoner claimed that four boats of this type were already in commission.  
          (N.I.D. Note.  There is no confirmation of the existence of this type of U-Boat.)  
  (vii)  Radar  
          A prisoner stated that the first U-Boat to be fitted with Radar in La Pallice sailed from the port about 9th July, when "U 706" was entering harbour.  The U-Boat so fitted was said to have been damaged by mine and returned to harbor on 28th July.  
  (i)  La Pallice  
          It was stated that during a recent air-raid on La Pallice the harbour area had sustained considerable damage.  The lock gates were smashed, a destroyer and a torpedo-boat inside the dock were hit by shrapnel and a huge crane in front of the dock entrance was sunk.  The crane had effectively blocked the entrance to the dock, so that it was impossible to take the destroyer and torpedo-boat out or to dock any ships, such as "Sperrbrecher."  
          Of the two "Sperrbrechers" attached to La Pallice base for escort duties, it was stated that one had recently been mined and it was necessary for six pumps to be constantly working to keep her afloat.  The other was said to have been hit forward during the air-raid mentioned above, and to be lying alongside the pier, grounded forward.  
          It was stated that the third flotilla is being reorganised.  Newly commissioned U-Boats, straight from Germany, will be allocated to this flotilla, and all old Third Flotilla U-Boats sailing from La Pallice will now return to other bases.  
  (ii)  Toulon  
          A new U-Boat base is being built at Toulon.  A prisoner said that at present no repairs to U-Boats are being carried out at any Mediterranean base.  He had heard that dockyard workers were being sent there and that what little work they had done so far was both grudgingly and badly performed.  
          (N.I.D. Note.  Previous reports state that the port is being used as a supply and repair base but that no U-Boat shelters are being constructed.)  


          "U 706" was built at the Stülcken Werft, Hamburg, and commissioned early in 1942.  She underwent normal period of trials in the Baltic.  
  (i)  First Patrol  
          "U 706" sailed from Kiel at 0700 on 22nd September, 1942, in company with the U-Boat commanded by Korvettenkapitän Hermann and "U 353".  (See C.B. 04051 (53) Interrogation of Survivors from "U 353.")  
          "U 706" parted company with the other two U-Boats and proceeded independently into the Atlantic.  
          During the second week of October, she joined "Gruppe Panther" and was one of a sweep of 19 boats, patrolling a 380-mile line in the North Atlantic.  Sometime, probably in October, she sank a 4,300-ton freighter during the night of one Sunday to Monday.  
          On this patrol the First Lieutenant, Leutnant zur See Erich Eichmann of the October, 1938, term, and four seaman on the bridge were washed overboard by a sudden following sea.  Three of the seaman clung to the railing but Eichmann and one rating was drowned.  
          "U 706" was probably refueled by "U 459," commanded by Wilamowitz-Moellendorf, (See C/B/ 04051 (79).)  
  (ii) Second Patrol  
          About 10th December, 1942, "U 706" sailed from La Pallice on her second patrol.  On 13th December, which on passage through the Bay of Biscay, she fell in with the German tanker "Germania," whom she was to escort.  (N.I.D. Note.  See C.B. 04051 (59) Interrogation of Survivors from "Germania.")  The next day "U 706" sighted a convoy and abandoned the tanker to take up position ahead of the convoy.  Shortly afterwards, however, an escort vessel was sighted.  "U 706" retired on the surface and completely lost contact with the convoy.  (N.I.D. Note.  This was probably Convoy M.K.F.4.)  She then received a signal reporting that "Germania" had been sunk.  
          (N.I.D. Note.  "Germania" was intercepted in position 45° 02' N., 015° 28' W., at 1320 B.S.T. on 15th December, 1942, by H.M.S. "Tanatside," escorting Convoy M.F.K.4.  The crew abandoned ship ans were picked up after an unsuccessful attempt to scuttle.)  
          "U 706" proceeded to the position of the sinking in order to rescue survivors.  Finding none, she resumed her original course to the Atlantic.  
          About 22nd January, 1943, "U 706" formed part of "Gruppe Landskneckt" to intercept a convoy outward-bound from England.  Some two days later extremely bad weather necessitated the group being broken up.  (N.I.D. Note.  See C.B. 04051 (60), page 6.)  
          During this patrol, which lasted 10 weeks, "U 706" was twice refueled by supply U-Boats, probably once by "U 463" under Wolfbauer.  The second time may have been by "U 462" commanded by Oberleutnant zur See der Reserve Vowe, on this U-Boat's fourth patrol.  (N.I.D. Note.  See C.B. 04051 (82).  "U 462" was sunk on 30th July, 1943.)  
          U 706 entered La Pallice in mid-February, having sunk nothing.  
  (iii)  Third Patrol  
          "U 706" left La Pallice on her third patrol on 12th April, 1943.  She proceeded again to the North Atlantic and operated against convoys in the vicinity of Newfoundland.  She claimed the sinking of two ships, the first an 8,000 ton tanker and the second a 6,000-ton freighter.  One prisoner alleged that these sinkings were on two Mondays, a week apart, at end April and beginning May.  (N.I.D. Note.  No sinking in this area can be traced on 19th April, 26th April, 3rd or 10th May, 1943.)  
          She returned to La Pallice on 10th June, 1943.  
          The complement of "U 706" was 46, of whom only the Second Lieutenant and three ratings survived.  The average age of these four prisoners is 21 years and, although they were not unduly security-conscious, their lack of experience accounted for the small amount of information obtained.  
  (i)  Captain  
         The Captain of "U 706" was Kapitänleutnant Alexander von Zitzewitz, a native of East Prussia.  He joined the German Navy in 1934.  In 1937 he served in the destroyer "Leberecht Maas,"  and in 1938 he became Flag Lieutenant to the Admiral Commanding Torpedo Boats, then Konteradmiral Leutjens.  He then joined "Z 23" (a "Seetier" class destroyer) as First Lieutenant.  
          He transferred to the U-Boat arm in July 1941, and made a patrol in "U 432" under Kapitänleutnant Heinz Otto Schultze, presumably her first in August, 1941 (See C.B. 04051 (64).)  It is probable that he subsequently carried out the U-Boat Commanding Officer's Course, before joining "U 706" whilst building.  
  (ii)  First Lieutenant  
          Leutnant zur See Gerhard Schwippert of the 1938 term was the First Lieutenant in "U 706."  He joined for her second patrol.  It was stated that he had been specially selected by the Captain, with whom he had served in "Z 23."  
  (iii)  Second Lieutenant  
          The Second Lieutenant and only officer to survive was Leutnant zur See Henner Lappe.  He was aged 23 years and had joined the German Navy in December, 1939.  He had served in a patrol boat off the French coast and on a 250-ton U-Boat in the Baltic.  He stood by the building of "U 706" and took part in all her patrols.  Lappe is a pleasant, but earnest young man, and his lack of experience seems only to be equaled by his lack of sens of humor.  He is, however, well educated and has lived in Italy, acquiring a good knowledge of both French and Italian.  He is neither a member of the Nazi party, nor unduly security-conscious.  
  (iv)  Engineer Officer  
          Little is known of Leutnant (Ing.) Karl Heinz Flesch.  He joined the German Navy in 1938 and stood by the building of "U 706" making all four patrols in her.  


  (v)  Surgeon Lieutenant  
          Stabsarzt Brundiers served in "U 706" for the first time on her last patrol.  The officer's name does not appear in the German Navy List.  
          Prisoners stated that in future as many U-Boats as possible would carry medical officers, on account of the heavy casualties suffered during aircraft attacks.  
  (vi)  General  
          The ratings to survive were one leading seaman, one able seaman, and an ordinary seaman.  The two former had only joined "U 706" for her last patrol, the latter had joined her at La Pallice in November, 1942.  The leading seaman had served in "U.D. 5" for 18 months, but the other two had no previous U-Boat experience.  
          (i)  Survivors:  
English Equivalent.
Lappe, Henner Leutnant zur See Junior Sub-Lieutenant   4. 6.20
Rettig, Paul Bootsmannsmaat Leading Seaman   7.10.20
Krause, Walter Matrosenobergefreiter Able Seaman 25.12.23
Schumacher, Willi Matrosengegefreiter Able Seaman    3. 3.22
Officers . .
Chief and Petty Officers . .
Men . .
          (ii)  Casualties:  
English Equivalent.
Zitzewitz, Alexander Kapitänleutnant Lieutenant.
Flesch, Karl Heinz Oberleutnant (Ing.) Sub-Lieutenant (E.).
Schwippert, Gerhard Leutnant zur See Junior Sub-Lieutenant.
Brundiers, Stabzarzt Surgeon-Lieutenant.
Zeizinger, Oberbootsmann C.P.O. (Seaman's Branch).
Schütz Stabsobermaschinist Staff Chief Stoker and Chief Engine Room Artificer, 1st or 2nd Class.
Zwicker, Obermaschinist Chief Stoker and Chief Engine Room Artificer, 1st or 2nd Class.
Kotz, Obersteuermann C.P.O. (Navigation).
Pritschet, Obermaschinenmaat Acting Stoker P.O. and Engine Room Artificer 4th Class.
Schloppe, Obermaschinenmaat Acting Stoker P.O. and Engine Room Artificer 4th Class.
Musche, Obermaschinenmaat Acting Stoker P.O. and Engine Room Artificer 4th Class.
Dumrösen Obermaschinenmaat Acting Stoker P.O. and Engine Room Artificer 4th Class.
Bössof, Obermaschinenmaat Acting Stoker P.O. and Engine Room Artificer 4th Class.
Münster, Obermaschinenmaat Acting Stoker P.O. and Engine Room Artificer 4th Class.
Thrandorf, Bootsmannsmaat Leading Seaman.
Seibold, Funkmaat Leading Telegraphist.
Stützer, Funkmaat Leading Telegraphist.
Kallabis, Mechanikersmat Leading Torpedoman.
Rüdell, Matrosenobergefreiter Able Seaman.
Löschenkohl, Matrosenobergefreiter Able Seaman.
Klein, Matrosenobergefreiter Able Seaman.
Jainsch, Maschinenobergefreiter Stoker, 1st Class.
Müggeburg, Maschinenobergefreiter Stoker, 1st Class.
Remmel, Maschinenobergefreiter Stoker, 1st Class.
Linke, Mechanikerobergefreiter Able Seaman (S.T.).
Liebenau, Mechanikerobergefreiter Able Seaman (S.T.).
Sickmann, Matrosengefreiter Able Seaman.
Stöwe, Matrosengefreiter Able Seaman.
Hössmann, Matrosengefreiter Able Seaman.
Schreiber, Matrosengefreiter Able Seaman.
Rinesdorf, Matrosengefreiter Able Seaman.
Krause, Funkgefreiter Telegraphist.
Hoffmeister, Funkgefreiter Telegraphist.
Ringer, Matrose Ordinary Seaman.
Pater, Matrose Ordinary Seaman.
Wolf, Matrose Ordinary Seaman.
Eidner, Matrose Ordinary Seaman.
Möser, Matrose Ordinary Seaman.
Meurin, Matrose Ordinary Seaman.
Enke, Matrose Ordinary Seaman.
Grabow, Matrose Ordinary Seaman.
Müller, Matrose Ordinary Seaman.
Officers . .
Chief and Petty Officers . .
Men . .
          (iii)  Total Crew:  
Officers . .
Chief and Petty Officers . .
Men . .
  (C50306)   500    10/43  



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