WWI U-boat commanders

Heino von Heimburg

Kapitänleutnant (Crew 4/07)

Successes
19 ships sunk with a total of 44,167 GRT
4 warships sunk with a total of 11,502 tons
8 ships damaged with a total of 49,699 GRT

Born:24 Oct 1889  
Died:Oct 1945 Stalingrad 

Heino von Heimburg

Ranks

3 Apr 1907 Seekadett
21 Apr 1908 Fähnrich zur See
10 Apr 1911 Leutnant zur See
22 Mar 1914 Oberleutnant zur See
28 Apr 1918 Kapitänleutnant
1 Dec 1926 Korvettenkapitän
1 Oct 1932 Fregattenkapitän
1 Jul 1934 Kapitän zur See
1 Aug 1939 Konteradmiral
1 Apr 1942 Vizeadmiral

Decorations

 Iron Cross 2nd class
 Iron Cross 1st class
8 Nov 1915  Royal House Order of Hohenzollern
   Empire Silver Medal Imtiaz with Scimitars
   Iron Half Moon
   Order of the Iron Crown
 Liakat Medal
   Order of Leopold
 Friedrich-August Cross (Oldenburg)
11 Aug 1917  Pour le Mérite
1918 or later  House and Merit Order of Peter Frederick Louis (Oldenburg)
1918 or later  U-Boat War Badge
 Order of Military Merit (Bulgaria)
   Honor Cross for Combatants

U-boat Commands

UB 1425 Mar 1915 - 4 Dec 1915
UB 154 Jun 1915 - 17 Jun 1915
UB 146 Feb 1916 - 16 Jun 1916
UC 221 Jul 1916 - 13 Jul 1917
UB 685 Oct 1917 - 1 Jul 1918
U 3514 Oct 1918 - 11 Nov 1918

Notes

Was awarded the Pour le Mérite on 11 August 1917 in recognition of outstanding naval operations and for having sunk 62.000 BRT of enemy shipping, including the British submarine E20 and the British troop transport HMS Royal Edward, in the Mediterranean. He also sank the Italian submarine Medusa and the Italian cruiser Amalfi.

At the end of WWII Soviet forces abducted Heino von Heimburg, a then 55-year-old retired naval officer and transported him to POW camp near Stalingrad. He died there in late 1945.

Ships hit by Heino von Heimburg

DateU-boat Name of shipTonsNat.
 
10 Jun 1915 UB 15  Medusa245it
7 Jul 1915 UB 14  Amalfi10,118it
13 Aug 1915 UB 14  Royal Edward11,117ca
2 Sep 1915 UB 14 Southland (d.)11,899br
7 Oct 1915 UB 14 Katja474ru
8 Oct 1915 UB 14 Apscheron1,864ru
6 Nov 1915 UB 14  E 20725br
 
28 Sep 1916 UC 22 Emma279ru
29 Nov 1916 UC 22 Luciston2,948br
1 Dec 1916 UC 22 Burcombe3,516br
4 Dec 1916 UC 22  Algerie4,035fr
28 Dec 1916 UC 22 Oronsay3,761br
30 Dec 1916 UC 22 Apsleyhall3,882br
 
1 Jan 1917 UC 22 Baycraig3,761br
27 Feb 1917 UC 22 Bellorado (d.)4,649br
3 Apr 1917 UC 22 Cloughton (d.)4,221br
3 Apr 1917 UC 22 Oberon (d.)5,142br
5 Apr 1917 UC 22 AGIA20gr
5 Apr 1917 UC 22 EVANGELISTRIA29gr
5 Apr 1917 UC 22 KYRIOTIS19gr
17 Jun 1917 UC 22 Aghios Georgios16gr
19 Jun 1917 UC 22  Ariane414fr
 
10 Apr 1918 UB 68 Warwickshire (d.)8,012br
11 Apr 1918 UB 68 Kingstonian (d.)6,564br
13 Apr 1918 UB 68 Provence Iii (d.)3,941fr
26 Apr 1918 UB 68 Angelina Di Paola228it
1 Jun 1918 UB 68 Angelina1,260it
3 Jun 1918 UB 68 Glaucus5,295br
12 Jun 1918 UB 68 Monginevro (d.)5,271it
13 Jun 1918 UC 22 Octo1,620nw
24 Jun 1918 UB 68 Saint Antoine43fr
 105,368
23 ships sunk (55,669 tons) and 8 ships damaged (49,699 tons).


Legend
(d.) means the ship was damaged.
We have a picture of this vessel.

Media links


Kaiserliche Marine U-Boote 1914-1918

Dufeil, Yves

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