WWI U-boat commanders

Wilhelm Smiths

Oberleutnant zur See (Crew 4/06)

5 ships sunk with a total of 996 GRT

Born:27 Nov 1886 Meyrich 
Died:22 Mar 1954 Bremen 

Wilhelm Smiths


30 Sep 1909 Leutnant zur See
19 Sep 1912 Oberleutnant zur See


 Iron Cross 2nd class

U-boat Commands

UB 525 Mar 1915 - 21 Sep 1916
UB 267 Jan 1916 - 5 Apr 1916


After the war, Smiths became the German Consul in Messina and managed a company of production of agrumes essences.

Media links

Kaiserliche Marine U-Boote 1914-1918

Dufeil, Yves

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