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Claus Korth
7 November 1911(1911-11-07) – 25 January 1988 (aged 76)
Place of birth Berlin
Place of death Sargasso Sea
Allegiance Weimar Republic Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany (to 1945)
West Germany West Germany
Service/branch  Reichsmarine
 German Federal Navy
Years of service 1932 – 1945, 1955 – 1970
Rank Korvettenkapitän (Wehrmacht)
Kapitän zur See (Bundeswehr)
Commands held U-57
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Claus Korth (7 November 1911 – 25 January 1988) was a Korvettenkapitän with the Kriegsmarine during World War II and commander of U-57 and U-93. He is also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross.

Claus Korth is credited with the sinking of thirteen ships for a total of 54,584 tons of Allied merchant shipping.



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  2. ^ Scherzer 2007, p. 467.
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