Erich Topp

Erich Topp

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Rear Admiral Erich Topp (2 July 1914-26 December 2005) was the third most successful of German U-Boot Experten commanders of World War II. He sank 35 ships for a total of 197,460 gross register tons (GRT). Topp was born in Hannover, and joined the Kriegsmarine (German Navy) in 1934, serving his first stint after being commissioned as Leutnant zur See (Ensign) on the light cruiser Karlsruhe in 1937, before transferring to the U-Bootwaffe (submarine fleet) in October 1937. He served as Watch Officer on U-46 and took part in four combat patrols before he was given his first command on U-57 on 5 June 1940. He led U-57 on two missions during which the boat managed to sink six ships. She was sunk after a collision with a Norwegian vessel on 3 September 1940.show more

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  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 136g
  • Cred Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135710575
  • 9786135710571