U-boat Officers during WWI

Complete commander listing

On these pages you can find the complete U-boat commander listing from World War One.

Some famous aces

These are generally not the same officers as on the most successful list.


Kptlt. Walther Schwieger (1885 - 1917)
Kptlt. Edgar von Spiegel von und zu Peckelsheim (1885 - 1965)
Kptlt. Otto Weddigen (1882 - 1915)

Most Successful Commanders

This page shows the 20 most successful U-boat commanders of World War One.


The Aces of Aces

Kptlt. Lothar von Arnauld de la Perière
(1886 - 1941)

Highest scoring U-boat commander of all time with 193 ships sunk for over 450,000 tons sunk.