Ulrich Heyse

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Ulrich Heyse
Born (1906-09-20)20 September 1906
Berlin-Friedenau
Died 19 November 1970(1970-11-19) (aged 64)
Flensburg
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch  Kriegsmarine
Years of service 1933–45
Rank Korvettenkapitän
Unit cruiser Köln
cruiser Emden
destroyer Z6 Theodor Riedel
Commands held U-128
32nd U-boat Flotilla
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

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 a U-boat commander of U-128 Ulrich Heyse is credited with the sinking of 12 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 Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
22 February 1942 Cities Service Empire  United States 8,103 Sunk at Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
5 March 1942 O.A. Knudsen  Norway 11,007 Sunk at Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
13 May 1942 Denpark  United Kingdom 3,491 Sunk at Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
8 June 1942 South Africa  Norway 9,234 Sunk at Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
21 June 1942 West Ira  United States 5,681 Sunk at Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
23 June 1942 Andrea Brøvig  Norway 10,173 Sunk at Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
27 June 1942 Polybius  United States 7,041 Sunk at Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
8 November 1942 Maloja  Norway 6,400 Sunk at Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
10 November 1942 Cerinthus  United Kingdom 3,878 Sunk at Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
10 November 1942 Start Point  United Kingdom 5,293 Sunk at Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
5 December 1942 Teesbank  United Kingdom 5,136 Sunk at Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.

Awards

References

Citations

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Busch & Röll 2003, p. 306.
  2. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 226.

Bibliography

  • Busch, Rainer; Röll, Hans-Joachim (2003). Der U-Boot-Krieg 1939–1945 — Die Ritterkreuzträger der U-Boot-Waffe von September 1939 bis Mai 1945 (in German). Hamburg, Berlin, Bonn Germany: Verlag E.S. Mittler & Sohn. ISBN 978-3-8132-0515-2. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help)CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000) [1986]. Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 — Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtteile (in German). Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help)CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Kurowski, Franz (1995). Knight's Cross Holders of the U-Boat Service. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing. ISBN 978-0-88740-748-2.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Range, Clemens (1974). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Kriegsmarine. Stuttgart, Germany: Motorbuch Verlag. ISBN 978-3-87943-355-1. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). Die Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945 Die Inhaber des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939 von Heer, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm sowie mit Deutschland verbündeter Streitkräfte nach den Unterlagen des Bundesarchives (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help)CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

External links

  • Helgason, Guðmundur. "Ulrich Heyse". German U-boats of WWII - uboat.net. Retrieved 16 April 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>