WWI U-boat commanders

Reinhold Saltzwedel

Oberleutnant zur See (Crew 4/08)

Successes
111 ships sunk with a total of 172,824 GRT
8 ships damaged with a total of 15,103 GRT
2 warships damaged with a total of 2,028 tons

Born:23 Nov 1889 Rosenberg/ Oberlschlesien 
Died:2 Dec 1917 English Channel 

Reinhold Saltzwedel

Ranks

1 Apr 1908 Seekadett
10 Apr 1909 Fähnrich zur See
27 Sep 1911 Leutnant zur See
19 Sep 1914 Oberleutnant zur See

Decorations

 Iron Cross 2nd class
 Iron Cross 1st class
29 Mar 1917  Royal House Order of Hohenzollern
20 Aug 1917  Pour le Mérite

U-boat Commands

UB 1013 Jan 1916 - 18 Jun 1916
UC 1014 Jun 1916 - 26 Jun 1916
UC 1112 Aug 1916 - 20 Aug 1916
UC 2115 Sep 1916 - 9 Jun 1917
UC 7110 Jun 1917 - 13 Sep 1917
UB 8118 Sep 1917 - 2 Dec 1917 (+)

Notes

Saltzwedel was a Lt.z.S. when war broke out and Adjutant on the Linienschiff Kaiser. He was promoted to Oblt.z.S. On the 19th September 1914.

In May 1915 he went to the U-boot-Schule. Shortly afterwards he joined the U-Flottille Flandern where he became commander of UB 10 on 13th January 1916. In June, from the 14th till the 26th he served as commander of the UC 10 and later UC 11 until 20th August 1916. On 15 September he became commander of the UC 21 and on the 10th of June 1917 he took command of the UC 71. On 20 August he was awarded the Pour le Mérite. On 18 September 1917 he became CO of UB 81.

He died on UB 81 on 2 December 1917 after running into a mine.

He sank more than 110 merchant vessels for over 170.000 BRT. His name was given to the 2 U-Boot Flottille of the Kriegsmarine in Wilhelmshaven.

Ships hit by Reinhold Saltzwedel

DateU-boat Name of shipTonsNat.
 
19 Mar 1916 UB 10 Port Dalhousie1,744br
1 Apr 1916 UB 10 Peter Hamre1,081nw
28 Nov 1916 UC 21 Clematis22br
28 Nov 1916 UC 21 Lady Of The Lake91br
28 Nov 1916 UC 21 Vulcan27br
28 Nov 1916 UC 21 Pelagia84br
30 Nov 1916 UC 21 Draupner1,126nw
30 Nov 1916 UC 21 Eggesford (d.)4,414br
30 Nov 1916 UC 21 Therese165fr
1 Dec 1916 UC 21 King Bleddyn4,387br
2 Dec 1916 UC 21 Demetrios Inglesis2,088gr
2 Dec 1916 UC 21 Robinson186fr
2 Dec 1916 UC 21 Uribitarte1,756sp
3 Dec 1916 UC 21 Aiglon280fr
3 Dec 1916 UC 21 Louise155fr
3 Dec 1916 UC 21 Verdun184fr
4 Dec 1916 UC 21 Pallas1,202ru
5 Dec 1916 UC 21  Nexos1,013da
6 Dec 1916 UC 21 Gerona1,328sp
7 Dec 1916 UC 21 Avristan3,818br
8 Dec 1916 UC 21 Dagon250br
8 Dec 1916 UC 21 Falk1,379nw
8 Dec 1916 UC 21 Marjolaine163fr
8 Dec 1916 UC 21 Modum2,937nw
17 Dec 1916 UC 21 Margaret54br
 
18 Jan 1917 UC 21  Ferret (d.)778br
19 Jan 1917 UC 21 Joseph Rosalie138fr
19 Jan 1917 UC 21 Marietta Di Giorgio988nw
19 Jan 1917 UC 21 Tremeadow3,653br
20 Jan 1917 UC 21 Kisagata Maru No. 32,588jp
20 Jan 1917 UC 21 Jotunfjell (d.)2,492nw
21 Jan 1917 UC 21  Victoire (d.)290fr
21 Jan 1917 UC 21 Leontine124fr
21 Jan 1917 UC 21 Saint Pierre127fr
22 Jan 1917 UC 21 Bearnais301fr
22 Jan 1917 UC 21 Precurseur364fr
22 Jan 1917 UC 21 Stenimachos1,175gr
24 Jan 1917 UC 21  Dan1,869da
24 Jan 1917 UC 21 GLADIATEUR23fr
24 Jan 1917 UC 21 Loire Iii27fr
24 Jan 1917 UC 21 Marie 325fr
24 Jan 1917 UC 21  Quebec3,346fr
24 Jan 1917 UC 21 Vega195da
25 Jan 1917 UC 21 Myrdal2,631nw
1 Feb 1917 UC 21 Sainte Helene2,128fr
10 Feb 1917 UC 21 Beechtree1,277br
11 Feb 1917 UC 21 Dernes738nw
12 Feb 1917 UC 21 Nordcap332nw
13 Feb 1917 UC 21 Progreso1,620nw
14 Feb 1917 UC 21 Longscar2,777br
14 Feb 1917 UC 21 Mar Adriatico2,410sp
15 Feb 1917 UC 21 Aline30fr
15 Feb 1917 UC 21 Marion Dawson2,300br
16 Feb 1917 UC 21 Niobe1,319fr
16 Feb 1917 UC 21 Pollcrea (d.)1,209br
17 Feb 1917 UC 21 Cabo1,254nw
17 Feb 1917 UC 21 Silene171fr
18 Feb 1917 UC 21 Triumph52br
19 Feb 1917 UC 21 Rutenfjell1,844nw
10 Mar 1917 UC 21 Asbjørn3,459nw
12 Mar 1917 UC 21 ALICE CHARLES41fr
12 Mar 1917 UC 21 ARETHUSE40fr
13 Mar 1917 UC 21 Girda1,824nw
13 Mar 1917 UC 21 Vivina3,034sp
14 Mar 1917 UC 21 Blaamanden954nw
14 Mar 1917 UC 21 LA MARNE133fr
15 Mar 1917 UC 21 Eugene Robert98fr
15 Mar 1917 UC 21 Fleur D’esperance24fr
15 Mar 1917 UC 21 Frimaire1,778br
15 Mar 1917 UC 21 Petit Jean21fr
16 Mar 1917 UC 21 Anais130fr
16 Mar 1917 UC 21 Madeleine Davoust148fr
16 Mar 1917 UC 21 Ronald3,021nw
18 Mar 1917 UC 21 Illinois5,225am
17 Apr 1917 UC 21  Donegal1,885br
19 Apr 1917 UC 21 Cilurnum3,126br
20 Apr 1917 UC 21 Georgios3,124gr
21 Apr 1917 UC 21 Emile Et Charlotte41fr
21 Apr 1917 UC 21 Ville De Dieppe1,254nw
22 Apr 1917 UC 21 Capenor2,536br
22 Apr 1917 UC 21 Percy Birdsall1,127am
22 Apr 1917 UC 21 Valerie2,140nw
24 Apr 1917 UC 21 Barnton1,858br
25 Apr 1917 UC 21 Baigorry2,161fr
26 Apr 1917 UC 21 Boy Denis41br
22 May 1917 UC 21 Jeune Albert25fr
23 May 1917 UC 21 Harwood Palmer2,885am
23 May 1917 UC 21 Lesto1,940br
26 May 1917 UC 21 Aristides2,179gr
26 May 1917 UC 21 Norhaug1,245nw
27 May 1917 UC 21 Efstathios3,847gr
28 May 1917 UC 21 Hiram598nw
28 May 1917 UC 21 Urna2,686nw
28 May 1917 UC 21 Waldemar1,267nw
30 May 1917 UC 21 Sørland2,472nw
2 Jun 1917 UC 21 Tonawanda (d.)3,421br
7 Jun 1917 UC 21 Hafnia1,619da
14 Jun 1917 UC 71 Wega839br
15 Jun 1917 UC 71 Wapello5,576br
26 Jun 1917 UC 71 Normandy (d.)543fr
28 Jun 1917 UC 71 Marne4,019fr
29 Jun 1917 UC 71 Driskos2,833gr
3 Jul 1917 UC 71 Orleans2,853am
4 Jul 1917 UC 71 Snetoppen2,349nw
6 Jul 1917 UC 71 Løvstakken3,105nw
6 Jul 1917 UC 71 Victoria 22,798nw
8 Jul 1917 UC 71 Vendee1,295br
3 Aug 1917 UC 71 Aube1,837br
4 Aug 1917 UC 71 Afrique (d.)2,457fr
4 Aug 1917 UC 71 Cairnstrath2,128br
7 Aug 1917 UC 71 Port Curtis4,710br
8 Aug 1917 UC 71 Dunraven (hms)3,117br
31 Aug 1917 UC 21 Marques De Mudela1,930sp
6 Sep 1917 UC 71  Elisabethville7,017be
7 Sep 1917 UC 71 MONT DE PIETE38fr
7 Sep 1917 UC 71 Kleber (d.)277fr
8 Sep 1917 UC 71 Setubal1,201nw
9 Sep 1917 UC 71 Myosotis (d.)1,250br
10 Sep 1917 UC 71 Vikholmen494nw
16 Nov 1917 UC 71 Naalso135fr
30 Nov 1917 UB 81 Molesey3,218br
 189,955
111 ships sunk (172,824 tons) and 10 ships damaged (17,131 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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