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Erich Topp

German World War II U-boat commander

Died when: 91 years 177 days (1097 months)
Star Sign: Cancer


Erich Topp

Erich Topp (2 July 1914 – 26 December 2005) was the third most successful of German U-Boat commanders of World War II.He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords of Nazi Germany.

He sank 35 ships for a total of 197,460 gross register tons (GRT).After the war he served with the Federal German Navy, reaching the rank of Konteradmiral (rear admiral).

He later served in NATO.

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