Greatest U-boat Commanders

Capital Warships sunk by U-boats


 CommanderBoatDateCapital shipTonsType
1.Hans-Diedrich Freiherr von TiesenhausenU-33125 Nov 1941HMS Barham (04)31,100Battleship
2.G√ľnther PrienU-4714 Oct 1939HMS Royal Oak (08)29,150Battleship
3.Friedrich GuggenbergerU-8113 Nov 1941HMS Ark Royal (91)22,600Aircraft carrier
4.Helmut RosenbaumU-7311 Aug 1942HMS Eagle (94)22,600Aircraft carrier
5.Otto SchuhartU-2917 Sep 1939HMS Courageous (50)22,500Aircraft carrier
6.Adolf Cornelius PieningU-15515 Nov 1942HMS Avenger (D 14)13,785Escort carrier
7.Gerhard BigalkU-75121 Dec 1941HMS Audacity (D 10)11,000Escort carrier
8.Detlev KrankenhagenU-54929 May 1944USS Block Island (CVE 21)9,393Escort carrier
9.Johann JebsenU-56511 Mar 1942HMS Naiad (93)5,450Light cruiser
10.Franz-Georg ReschkeU-20516 Jun 1942HMS Hermione (74)5,450Light cruiser
11.Horst-Arno FenskiU-41018 Feb 1944HMS Penelope (97)5,270Light cruiser
12.Ottokar Arnold PaulssenU-55715 Dec 1941HMS Galatea (71)5,220Light cruiser
13.Johann MohrU-12424 Nov 1941HMS Dunedin (D 93)4,850Light cruiser
14.Albrecht BrandiU-6171 Feb 1943HMS Welshman (M 84)2,650Cruiser-minelayer

14 warships larger than 2,500 tons sunk (191,018 total tons).