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Hans-Gerrit von Stockhausen
File:Hans-Gerrit von Stockhausen.jpg
Born (1907-08-11)11 August 1907
Died 15 January 1943(1943-01-15) (age 76)
Place of birth Kassel
Place of death Berlin
Allegiance Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Flag of Weimar Republic (jack).svg Reichsmarine
War Ensign of Germany (1938–1945).svg Kriegsmarine
Years of service 1926-1943
Rank Korvettenkapitän
Commands held U-13
U-65
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Iron Cross 1st Class
Iron Cross 2nd Class
U-boat War Badge
Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Commander Hans-Gerrit von Stockhausen (11 August 1907, Kassel – 15 January 1943, Berlin) was a Korvettenkapitän with the Kriegsmarine during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross (German language:Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes). The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership.

He sailed with the U-13 and U-65, sinking twelve ships on five patrols, for a total of 66,174 gross register tons (GRT) of Allied shipping. As commander of U-65 attacked and sank the British Premier on 24 December 1940. He died in a car accident in Berlin on 15 January 1943, aged 35.

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Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Busch and Röll 2003, p. 104.
Bibliography
  • Busch, Rainer and 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 3-8132-0515-0.
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945 (in German). Friedburg, Germany: * Stockhausen von, Hans-Ludwig (2004). Erinnerungen I: Ritter, Reiter, Russen (in German). Bad Karlshafen: Verlag des Antiquariats Bernhard Schäfer. ISBN 3-934800-02-5.

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