Kapitänleutnant (Crew 4/07)
63 ships sunk with a total of 95,518 GRT
11 ships damaged with a total of 42,819 GRT
1 ship taken as prize with a total of 470 GRT
|Born:||12 Nov 1888 ||Kiel |
|Died:||6 Sep 1970 ||Bad Schwartau |
|27 Sep 1913||Oberleutnant zur See|
|18 Jan 1918||Kapitänleutnant|
|UC 4||21 Oct 1916|| - ||26 Nov 1916|
|UB 40||3 Dec 1916|| - ||14 Dec 1917|
|UB 107||16 Feb 1918|| - ||16 May 1918|
Was awarded the Pour le Mérite on the same day as his commanding officer of the Marinekorps Flandern, Admiral von Schröder received his Oak leaves device for the Pour le Mérite, the 23rd December 1917.
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 by February 1st 1917. The amount of tonnage was accomplished in 11 patrols.