WWI U-boat commanders

Hans Ewald Niemer

Oberleutnant zur See (Crew 4/08)

Successes
8 ships sunk with a total of 11,181 GRT
1 ship damaged with a total of 419 GRT

Born:23 Aug 1889  
Died:  


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Ranks

1 Apr 1908 Seekadett
10 Apr 1909 Fähnrich zur See
27 Sep 1911 Leutnant zur See
19 Sep 1914 Oberleutnant zur See
See below Kapitänleutnant
8 Mar 1920 Out of naval service

Decorations

prewar  Order of the Crown
 Iron Cross 2nd class
 Iron Cross 1st class
 Friedrich-August Cross (Oldenburg)

U-boat Commands

UB 1620 Jan 1917 - 17 Mar 1917
UB 2320 Mar 1917 - 29 Jul 1917

Notes

Has been in command of UB12 while at dockyard 5.11.1916 to 19.1.1917

Niemer was promoted to Kapitänleutnant on May 17, 1919 with a seniority date of April 28, 1918, the date he would have been promoted to that rank had he and his boat not been interned.

Ships hit by Hans Ewald Niemer

DateU-boat Name of shipTonsNat.
 
31 Mar 1917 UB 23  Hestia959nl
31 Mar 1917 UB 23 Lisbeth1,621nw
4 Apr 1917 UB 23 Trevier3,006be
18 Apr 1917 UB 23 Marcel24be
31 May 1917 UB 23 Dirigo3,004am
2 Jun 1917 UB 23 Prudence25br
5 Jun 1917 UB 23 Laura Ann116br
30 Jun 1917 UB 23 Ilston2,426br
4 Jul 1917 UB 23 Gloire à Dieu (d.)419fr
 11,600
8 ships sunk (11,181 tons) and 1 ship damaged (419 tons).


Legend
(d.) means the ship was damaged.
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Media links


Kaiserliche Marine U-Boote 1914-1918

Dufeil, Yves

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