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Rolf Mützelburg
23 June 1913(1913-06-23) – 11 September 1942 (aged 29)
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Place of birth Kiel
Place of death Atlantic Ocean
36°14′N 31°21′W / 36.233°N 31.35°W / 36.233; -31.35 (Rolf Mützelburg (death))
Allegiance Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch  Kriegsmarine
Years of service 1931-1942
Rank Kapitänleutnant
Commands held U-10, U-203
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Iron Cross 1st Class
Iron Cross 2nd Class
U-boat War Badge
Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves

Lieutenant Rolf Mützelburg (23 June 1913 – 11 September 1942) was a famous Kapitänleutnant with the Kriegsmarine during World War II. He sailed with the U-203, sinking twenty-one ships on seven patrols, for a total of 83.284 tons of Allied shipping.

On 11 September 1942, during his last patrol which began on 27 August 1942, Mützelburg went for swim. Mützelburg dove into the sea from the conning tower, striking the deck and breaking his neck.

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References

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  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945. Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.
  • Huß, Jürgen & Viohl, Armin (2003). Die Ritterkreuzträger des Eisernen Kreuzes der preußischen Provinz Schleswig-Holstein und der Freien und Hansestadt Lübeck 1939-1945 (in German). VDM Heinz Nickel. ISBN 3-925480-79-X.
  • Kurowski, Franz (1995). Knight's Cross Holders of the U-Boat Service. Schiffer Publishing Ltd. ISBN 0-88740-748-X.
  • Range, Clemens (1974). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Kriegsmarine. Stuttgart, Germany: Motorbuch Verlag. ISBN 3-87943-355-0.
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). Die Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945 Die Inhaber des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939 von Heer, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm sowie mit Deutschland verbündeter Streitkräfte nach den Unterlagen des Bundesarchives (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2.
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