WWI U-boat commanders

Hans Ewald Niemer

Oberleutnant zur See (Crew 4/08)

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

Born:23 Aug 1889  

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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


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


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.

Media links

Kaiserliche Marine U-Boote 1914-1918

Dufeil, Yves

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