WWI U-boat commanders

Herbert Pustkuchen

Oberleutnant zur See (Crew 4/08)

Successes
80 ships sunk with a total of 103,915 GRT
4 warships sunk with a total of 3,605 tons
12 ships damaged with a total of 39,793 GRT
1 warship damaged with a total of 3,750 tons

Born:28 Dec 1889 Detmold 
Died:27 May 1917 Off the Isles of Scilly 

Herbert Pustkuchen

Ranks

1 Apr 1908 Seekadett
10 Apr 1909 Fähnrich zur See
27 Sep 1911 Leutnant zur See
6 May 1912 Leutnant zur See der Reserve
16 Jun 1913 Leutnant zur See
2 May 1915 Oberleutnant zur See

Decorations

 Iron Cross 2nd class
 Iron Cross 1st class
19 Nov 1915  Royal House Order of Hohenzollern

U-boat Commands

UC 519 Jun 1915 - 18 Dec 1915
UB 2918 Jan 1916 - 2 Nov 1916
UC 6618 Nov 1916 - 27 May 1917 (+)

Notes

When Pustkuchen returns to active duty in June 1913, his seniority date as a Leutnant zur See was adjusted to September 19, 1912.

Ships hit by Herbert Pustkuchen

DateU-boat Name of shipTonsNat.
 
6 Aug 1915 UC 5 Leandros276br
13 Aug 1915 UC 5 Amethyst57br
13 Aug 1915 UC 5  Summerfield687br
13 Aug 1915 UC 5  Sverige1,602sw
21 Aug 1915 UC 5 William Dawson284br
30 Aug 1915 UC 5 Bretwalda (d.)4,037br
30 Aug 1915 UC 5 Honiton4,914br
30 Aug 1915 UC 5 Saint Chamond (d.)2,866fr
8 Sep 1915 UC 5  Monarch1,122br
19 Sep 1915 UC 5 Tord (d.)1,313sw
4 Oct 1915 UC 5 Enfield (d.)2,124br
6 Oct 1915 UC 5  Brighton Queen553br
10 Oct 1915 UC 5 Newcastle3,403br
12 Oct 1915 UC 5 Frons Olivae98br
19 Oct 1915 UC 5 Erin Ii181br
20 Oct 1915 UC 5 Star Of Buchan81br
22 Oct 1915 UC 5 Grappler (d.)690br
23 Oct 1915 UC 5 Ilaro2,799br
25 Oct 1915 UC 5  Velox380br
17 Nov 1915 UC 5  Anglia1,862br
17 Nov 1915 UC 5 Lusitania1,834br
19 Nov 1915 UC 5 Falmouth Iii198br
29 Nov 1915 UC 5  Dotterel1,596br
26 Dec 1915 UC 5 E 6725br
26 Dec 1915 UC 5 Resono230br
 
12 Jan 1916 UC 5 Algerian3,837br
13 Jan 1916 UC 5 Albion II240br
19 Mar 1916 UB 29 Nominoe3,155fr
20 Mar 1916 UB 29 Langeli1,565nw
20 Mar 1916 UB 29  Skodsborg1,697da
24 Mar 1916 UB 29 Salybia3,352br
24 Mar 1916 UB 29  Sussex (d.)1,353fr
6 Apr 1916 UB 29 Vesuvio1,391br
6 Apr 1916 UB 29  Asger Ryg1,134da
7 Apr 1916 UB 29 Braunton4,575br
7 Apr 1916 UB 29 MARGUERITE42fr
25 Apr 1916 UB 29  Berkelstroom736nl
25 Apr 1916 UB 29  Penelope (hms) (d.)3,750br
17 May 1916 UB 29 Boy Percy46br
17 May 1916 UB 29 Boy Sam46br
17 May 1916 UB 29 Wanderer47br
6 Aug 1916 UB 29 Loch Lomond42br
3 Sep 1916 UB 29 Gotthard1,636nw
3 Sep 1916 UB 29 Notre Dame De Lourdes161fr
5 Sep 1916 UB 29  Jeanne1,191da
6 Sep 1916 UB 29 Torridge5,036br
6 Sep 1916 UB 29 Yvonne104fr
7 Sep 1916 UB 29 Alice119fr
9 Sep 1916 UB 29 Consolation47br
9 Sep 1916 UB 29 Dorado36br
9 Sep 1916 UB 29 Favourite38br
9 Sep 1916 UB 29 Muriel Franklin29br
21 Oct 1916 UB 29 Fart 3230nw
21 Oct 1916 UB 29 Grit147br
21 Oct 1916 UB 29 Princess May104br
22 Oct 1916 UB 29 Georges M. Embiricos3,636gr
24 Oct 1916 UB 29 Anna Gurine1,147nw
24 Oct 1916 UB 29 Sidmouth4,045br
28 Oct 1916 UB 29 Saint Charles521fr
 
11 Feb 1917 UC 66 Ada187br
11 Feb 1917 UC 66 Vasilissa Olga1,400gr
11 Feb 1917 UC 66 Woodfield (d.)4,300br
12 Feb 1917 UC 66  Afric11,999br
12 Feb 1917 UC 66 Lucent1,409br
15 Feb 1917 UC 66 Alma Jeanne33fr
15 Feb 1917 UC 66 Argos26fr
15 Feb 1917 UC 66 Desire Louise31fr
17 Feb 1917 UC 66 Driebergen1,884nl
17 Feb 1917 UC 66 Ootmarsum2,313nl
17 Feb 1917 UC 66 Trompenberg1,608nl
21 Feb 1917 UC 66 Energy25br
21 Feb 1917 UC 66 K.L.M.28br
21 Feb 1917 UC 66 Monarch35br
22 Feb 1917 UC 66 Ambon (d.)3,598nl
11 Mar 1917 UC 66 Bayard (d.)220br
12 Mar 1917 UC 66 Einar Jarl1,849nw
12 Mar 1917 UC 66 Forget-Me-Not40br
12 Mar 1917 UC 66 Glynymel1,394br
12 Mar 1917 UC 66 Memnon3,203br
12 Mar 1917 UC 66 Reindeer52br
13 Mar 1917 UC 66 Try34br
17 Mar 1917 UC 66 City Of Memphis5,252am
17 Mar 1917 UC 66 Mignonette1,250br
18 Mar 1917 UC 66 Alyssum1,250br
19 Mar 1917 UC 66 Armoricain261fr
20 Mar 1917 UC 66  Asturias (d.)12,002br
20 Mar 1917 UC 66 Hazelpark1,964br
21 Mar 1917 UC 66 Avance57br
22 Mar 1917 UC 66 Efeu569nw
17 Apr 1917 UC 66 Clan Sutherland (d.)2,820br
22 Apr 1917 UC 66 Arethusa1,279br
23 Apr 1917 UC 66 Rose Ii213br
27 Apr 1917 UC 66 Quantock (d.)4,470br
1 May 1917 UC 66 Bagdale3,045br
1 May 1917 UC 66 John W. Pearn76br
1 May 1917 UC 66 La Manche335fr
25 May 1917 UC 66 Sjaelland1,405br
 151,063
84 ships sunk (107,520 tons) and 13 ships damaged (43,543 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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