Dierksen, Reiner

Date of birth:
March 24th, 1908 (Esenhausen/Württemberg, Germany)
Date of death:
May 15th, 1943 (Northeast of Havanna, Cuba)
Buried on:
German Submarines Memorial
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Reiner Dierksen was killed on May 15th, 1943, when his submarine, "U 176", was sunk by the Cuban Coastal Patrol ship "CS13" at 23.21N / 80.18W, Northeast of Havana. At that moment he had sunk a total op 10 ships with a combined tonnage of 45.850BRT and damaged a ship of 7.457BRT, during 3 operational sails (216 days at sea).

Promotions:
May 1st, 1943: Korvettenkapitän.

Career:
1933: Reichsmarine;
October 1938 - June 1940 Kommandant "M 5";
July 1940 - March 1941: Chef 32. Minensuchflottille;
March 1941 - December 1941: U-Boot-Ausbildung;
December 15th, 1941 - May 15th, 1943 Kommandant "U 176".

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Käpitanleutnant (Lieutenant)
Unit:
Kommandant, "U 176", 10. Unterseebootsflottille, Kriegsmarine
Awarded on:
January 7th, 1944
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold

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