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Ulrich Heyse
Born (1906-09-20)20 September 1906
Died 19 November 1970(1970-11-19) (aged 64)
Place of birth Berlin-Friedenau
Place of death Flensburg
Allegiance Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch  Kriegsmarine
Years of service 1933–1945
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 language: Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes). The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership.

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Ships attacked[edit | edit source]

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 Flag Tonnage Fate
19 February 1942 Pan Massachusetts United States 8,202 sunk at 28°27′N 80°08′W / 28.45°N 80.133°W / 28.45; -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 / 12.45°N 27.75°W / 12.45; -27.75 (Cerinthus (ship))
10 November 1942 Start Point United Kingdom 5,293 sunk at 13°12′N 27°27′W / 13.2°N 27.45°W / 13.2; -27.45 (Start Point (ship))
5 December 1942 Teesbank United Kingdom 5,136 sunk at 03°33′N 29°35′W / 3.55°N 29.583°W / 3.55; -29.583 (Teesbank (ship))

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Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Busch and 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 3-8132-0515-0.
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 (in German). Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.
  • 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.

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