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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, Third 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:
April 1st, 1933: Offiziersanwärter;
July 1st, 1934: Fähnrich zur See;
April 1st, 1935: Leutnant zur See;
January 1st, 1937: Oberleutnant zur See;
October 1st, 1939: Kapitänleutnant;
May 1st, 1943: Korvettenkapitän.

Career:
April 1st, 1933: Reichsmarine;
October 1938: Kommandant M 5;
July 1940: Chef 32. Minensuchflottille;
March 1941: U-Boot-Ausbildung;
December 15th, 1941 - May 15th, 1943: Kommandant U 176.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
1940
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
1940
Kriegsabzeichen für Minensuch-, U-Boots-, Jagd- und Sicherungsverbände
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 3rd, 1942
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
February 19th, 1943
U-boot Kriegsabzeichen (ohne Brillianten)
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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