WWI U-boat commanders

Matthias Graf von Schmettow

Kapitänleutnant (Crew 4/06)

Successes
75 ships sunk with a total of 110,361 GRT
3 warships sunk with a total of 1,267 tons
8 ships damaged with a total of 31,271 GRT

Born:9 Nov 1887 Pommerzig/Oder, Preussen 
Died:9 May 1917 Dover Straits 

Matthias Graf von Schmettow

Ranks

1 Apr 1906 Seekadett
6 Apr 1907 Fähnrich zur See
30 Sep 1909 Leutnant zur See
19 Sep 1912 Oberleutnant zur See
26 Apr 1917 Kapitänleutnant

Decorations

 Iron Cross 2nd class
 Iron Cross 1st class
 War Merit Cross (Brunswick)
22 Nov 1916  Royal House Order of Hohenzollern

U-boat Commands

UC 624 Jun 1915 - 4 May 1916
UC 2618 Jul 1916 - 8 May 1917
UB 1013 Feb 1917 - 2 Mar 1917
UB 2319 Feb 1917 - 19 Mar 1917

Notes

The village of Pommerzig is now Pomorsko in Poland. Between Feb. and March 1917, while UC 26 was undergoing repairs, von Schmettow took command of UB 10 then UB 23 for just one patrol each.

Ships hit by Matthias Graf von Schmettow

DateU-boat Name of shipTonsNat.
 
14 Aug 1915 UC 6 Worsley309br
16 Aug 1915 UC 6 Japan205br
25 Aug 1915 UC 6 Disa788sw
28 Aug 1915 UC 6 Dane265br
29 Aug 1915 UC 6 Sir William Stephenson1,540br
16 Sep 1915 UC 6  Africa1,038br
18 Sep 1915 UC 6 Lydian244br
18 Sep 1915 UC 6  San Zeferino (d.)6,430br
20 Sep 1915 UC 6 Horden1,434br
23 Sep 1915 UC 6  Groningen988br
24 Sep 1915 UC 6 Great Heart78br
27 Sep 1915 UC 6  Nigretia (d.)3,187br
5 Oct 1915 UC 6 Alose214fr
18 Oct 1915 UC 6 Aleppo (d.)3,870br
18 Oct 1915 UC 6  Salerno2,431nw
21 Oct 1915 UC 6 Monitoria1,904br
31 Oct 1915 UC 6 Aries268br
31 Oct 1915 UC 6 Eidsiva1,092nw
31 Oct 1915 UC 6 Othello Ii206br
31 Oct 1915 UC 6 Toward1,218br
3 Nov 1915 UC 6 Friargate264br
12 Nov 1915 UC 6 Moorside311br
12 Nov 1915 UC 6 Nigel1,400br
 
12 Jan 1916 UC 6 Traquair1,067br
12 Feb 1916 UC 6 Leicester1,001br
21 Feb 1916 UC 6 Carlton267br
24 Feb 1916 UC 6 Trignac2,375fr
27 Feb 1916 UC 6 Empress Of Fort William2,181br
27 Feb 1916 UC 6  Maloja12,431br
28 Feb 1916 UC 6 Angelus304br
28 Feb 1916 UC 6 Weigelia262br
4 Mar 1916 UC 6 Flicker192br
23 Mar 1916 UC 6 Corona212br
23 Mar 1916 UC 6 Sea Serpent902br
24 Mar 1916 UC 6  Christianssund1,017da
26 Mar 1916 UC 6 Saint Cecilia4,411br
7 Apr 1916 UC 6 Halcyon1,319br
14 Apr 1916 UC 6  Shenandoah3,886br
21 Apr 1916 UC 6 Estafette267fr
29 Apr 1916 UC 6 Saint Corentin216fr
16 May 1916 UC 6  Batavier V1,569nl
19 Jun 1916 UC 6 Saint Jacques72fr
23 Sep 1916 UC 26  Prinsessan Ingeborg (d.)3,670sw
30 Sep 1916 UC 26 Maywood1,188br
30 Sep 1916 UC 26 William George151br
1 Oct 1916 UC 26 Vanellus1,797br
1 Oct 1916 UC 26 Villebois Mareuil32fr
3 Oct 1916 UC 26 Ada1,111nw
4 Oct 1916 UC 26 Risholm2,550nw
5 Oct 1916 UC 26 Isle Of Hastings1,575br
13 Oct 1916 UC 26 Mercator2,827fi
27 Oct 1916 UC 26 Blanc Nez247fr
28 Oct 1916 UC 26  Galeka6,772br
30 Oct 1916 UC 26 Saint Hubert216fr
1 Nov 1916 UC 26 Torpilleur 30099fr
15 Nov 1916 UC 26 Saint Leonards (d.)4,574br
16 Nov 1916 UC 26 Anthony Hope288br
16 Nov 1916 UC 26 Joachim Brinch Lund1,603nw
16 Nov 1916 UC 26 San Nicolao2,697pt
17 Nov 1916 UC 26 Monmouth (d.)4,078br
19 Nov 1916 UC 26 Finn3,806nw
21 Nov 1916 UC 26 Cap Lihou252fr
22 Nov 1916 UC 26 Brierton3,255br
22 Nov 1916 UC 26 Trym1,801nw
23 Nov 1916 UC 26  Dansted1,499da
25 Nov 1916 UC 26 Alfred De Courcy164fr
25 Nov 1916 UC 26 Malvina112fr
10 Dec 1916 UC 26 Strathalbyn4,331br
 
28 Jan 1917 UC 26 Egret4,055ru
28 Jan 1917 UC 26 Argo1,261nw
28 Jan 1917 UC 26 Heimland I505nw
6 Feb 1917 UC 26 Mona’s Queen (d.)1,200br
7 Feb 1917 UC 26 Noella277fr
10 Apr 1917 UC 26 P 26613br
10 Apr 1917 UC 26  Salta7,284br
11 Apr 1917 UC 26 Amy270br
11 Apr 1917 UC 26 Branksome Hall (d.)4,262br
11 Apr 1917 UC 26 Duchess Of Cornwall1,706br
13 Apr 1917 UC 26 GAMBETTA39fr
14 Apr 1917 UC 26 Tom2,413sp
18 Apr 1917 UC 26 Surcouf195fr
19 Apr 1917 UC 26 Senator Dantziger164br
2 May 1917 UC 26 Certo1,629nw
2 May 1917 UC 26  Derwent (hms)555br
3 May 1917 UC 26 Ussa2,066br
8 May 1917 UC 26 Iris75br
 142,899
78 ships sunk (111,628 tons) and 8 ships damaged (31,271 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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