WWI U-boat commanders

Bruno Mahn

Oberleutnant zur See der Reserve (Crew 10/11)

6 ships sunk with a total of 7,844 GRT

Born:3 Dec 1887 Dorfilm, Leuthenberg, Thüringen 
Died:6 Feb 1961  

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25 Nov 1912 Vizesteuermann der Reserve
12 Mar 1915 Leutnant zur See der Reserve
16 Nov 1917 Oberleutnant zur See der Reserve
23 Nov 1918 Out of naval service


 Iron Cross 2nd class
 Iron Cross 1st class

U-boat Commands

UB 2129 Apr 1918 - 7 Oct 1918


World War Two

Kapitän zur See Bruno Mahn was one of the oldest U-boat commanders of WWII to depart on patrol when he took his boat UD-5 out from Marviken on 30 Aug 1942. He was almost 55 years old when he left for his 75 day patrol, arriving safely in Lorient, France on 12 Nov 1942 having sunk one ship (7,628 GRT).

See his Kriegsmarine career page.

Media links

Kaiserliche Marine U-Boote 1914-1918

Dufeil, Yves

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