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Hans Howaldt

Full name: Hans Howaldt
Gender: Male
Born: November 12, 1888 in Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
Died: September 6, 1970 in Bad Schwartau, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
Affiliations: Kieler Yacht-Club, Kiel (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Sailing

Related Olympians: Father of Andreas Howaldt.

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Hans Howaldt won the bronze medal with the 8-metre class sailing team at the 1936 Berlin Olympics at Kiel, where the sailing events took place. Owner of the boat Germania III was [Alfried von Bohlen und Halbach] and Hans Howaldt was his skipper. The regattas were marred by plenty of protests by teams against each other, and by referees, who were more interested in formalities for submitting protests than trying to resolve the protests themselves. After the Olympics, Howaldt bought Germania II from von Bohlen und Halbach and renamed it Inga VIII. The yacht was destroyed in a fire at Potsdam at the end of World War II.

Howaldt was a professional marine soldier, who entered the Imperial German Navy in 1907 and in 1913 was promoted to Oberleutnant zur See. During World War I Howaldt was awarded the Pour le Mérite on 23 December 1917, the same day his commanding officer of the Marinekorps Flandern, Admiral von Schröder, received his Oak leaves addition to his Pour le Mérite, the “For outstanding leadership and distinguished naval planning and successful submarine operations”. He sank 65 ships with a total of 130.000 BRT. This was 8% of the total sunk by the U Flottille Flandern up to 1 February 1917. This amount of tonnage was accomplished in 11 patrols.

During World War II Howaldt was the commander of Hansestadt Danzig which sank in 1941, after crashing into a sea mine. Howaldt was promoted to the Oberkommando of the German Marine. Between the wars he was released from military service and built up the Heinrich Zeiss AG. Along with his sons, he also rebuilt the company after World War II.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 47 Berlin Sailing Mixed 8 metres Germania II GER 3 Bronze

Mixed 8 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Date PTS T
1936 Summer 47 Berlin Sailing Germania II GER Final Standings 1936-08-04 53
1936 Summer 47 Berlin Sailing Germania II GER Race One 1936-08-04 5 2-17:11
1936 Summer 47 Berlin Sailing Germania II GER Race Two 1936-08-05 9 2-15:48
1936 Summer 47 Berlin Sailing Germania II GER Race Three 1936-08-06 7 2-14:45
1936 Summer 47 Berlin Sailing Germania II GER Race Four 1936-08-07 7 3-31:21
1936 Summer 47 Berlin Sailing Germania II GER Race Five 1936-08-08 10 2-42:42
1936 Summer 47 Berlin Sailing Germania II GER Race Six 1936-08-09 10 2-57:27
1936 Summer 47 Berlin Sailing Germania II GER Race Seven 1936-08-10 5 2-39:56
1936 Summer 47 Berlin Sailing Germania II GER Race-Off 2/3 1936-08-12 2-20:15
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