Jürgen Rohwer

Jürgen Rohwer (24 May 1924, Friedrichroda, Thuringia – 24 July 2015, Weinstadt, Baden-Württemberg) was a German naval military historian and emeritus professor of history at the University of Stuttgart, Germany. Rohwer wrote over 400 books and essays on World War II naval history and military intelligence, which gained him worldwide recognition as a prominent historian and a leading authority on U-boats.[1]

During World War II, between 1942 and 1945, he served on several German warships, e.g. the destroyer Z24, the Sperrbrecher 104/Martha, and the minesweeper M-502. After the war he studied history at the University of Hamburg.


  • Rohwer, Jürgen (2005). Chronology of the War at Sea, 1939–1945: The Naval History of World War Two. Annapolis: US Naval Institute Press. ISBN 1-59114-119-2.
  • Rohwer, Jürgen (1977). The Critical Convoy Battles of March 1943: The Battle for HX.229/SC122. Annapolis: US Naval Institute Press. ISBN 0-87021-818-2.
  • Rohwer, Jürgen; Monakov, Mikhail S. (2001). Stalin's Ocean-Going Fleet: Soviet Naval Strategy and Ship Building Programs 1935–1953. London: Cass. ISBN 0-7146-4895-7.


  1. "In Memoriam: Prof. Dr. Jürgen Rohwer, Honorary President of the IIHA". International Intelligence History Association. 17 August 2015. Retrieved 3 September 2015.

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