Clausen, Nicolai

Date of birth:
June 2nd, 1911 (Flensburg/Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
Date of death:
May 16th, 1943 (South Atlantic Ocean/Northly of Tristan da Cunha)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Promotions;

01-05-1937 Fähnrich zur See
01-10-1937 Oberfähnrich zur See
01-04-1939 Leutnant zur See
01-04-1939 Oberleutnant zur See
01-01-1941 Kapitänleutnant
05-04-1945 Korvettenkapitän (posthumous)

Kapitänleutnant Clausen was as commander of the U 182 lost with all hands, on the return journey from a successful mission in the Indian Ocean. The U-boat was sunk on May 16th 1943, by the American destroyer USS Mackenzie.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant zur See
Unit:
1. Wachofizier U 37 / 2. Unterseebootsflottille "Saltzwedel"
Awarded on:
February 28th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant sur See
Unit:
1. Wachofizier U 37 / 2. Unterseebootsflottille "Saltzwedel"
Awarded on:
April 18th, 1940
U-boot Kriegsabzeichen
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant sur See
Unit:
1. Wachofizier U 37 / 2. Unterseebootsflottille "Saltzwedel"
Awarded on:
June 10th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Kapitänleutnant
Unit:
Kommandant U 129 / 2. Unterseebootsflottille "Saltzwedel"
Awarded on:
March 13th, 1942
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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