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German U-Boat Ace Carl Emmermann:
The Patrols of U-172 in World War II


Author: Luc Braeuer
Language: English Text
Format: Hardcover, 9″ x 12″
Pages:  80 pages
Photos:  230 color and wartime b+w photos
Maps: Some maps
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing
ISBN: 9780764355660

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Though he entered combat late in May 1942, Carl Emmermann sank twenty-six Allied ships in only four combat patrols while commanding U-172, becoming the thirteenth most successful U-boat commander of the war. U-172, a Type IXC U-boat, saw non-stop action throughout the Atlantic, during its four patrols under Emmermann. U-172’s third patrol to Cape Town would be its longest with 131 days at sea, where it added eight vessels to its list of successes in this sector; the first sinkings in this area for the U-boat service. On its sixth patrol under a different commander, U-172 would later be sunk in December 1943.

Awarded the Knight’s Cross with Oak Leaves in 1944, Emmermann was ordered at St. Nazaire, France, to command the Kriegsmarine’s 6th U-boat Flotilla. Later in Germany, he became the new sub-specialist for the Type XXIII U-boat, and in the last months of the war, commanded a marine battalion in defense of Hamburg. This biography details all WWII patrols by U-172 and features over 230 images and maps.


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