WWI U-boat commanders

Wolfgang Steinbauer

Kapitänleutnant (Crew 4/08)

Successes
50 ships sunk with a total of 172,771 GRT
1 warship sunk with a total of 11,100 tons
11 ships damaged with a total of 42,080 GRT
1 warship damaged with a total of 18,400 tons

Born:6 May 1888 Strassburg, Elsass 
Died:27 Jan 1978 Köln 

Wolfgang Steinbauer

Ranks

1 Apr 1908 Seekadett
10 Apr 1909 Fähnrich zur See
27 Sep 1911 Leutnant zur See
19 Sep 1914 Oberleutnant zur See
28 Apr 1918 Kapitänleutnant
16 Feb 1920 Out of naval service

Decorations

 Iron Cross 2nd class
 Iron Cross 1st class
 Military Merit Order (Bavaria)
9 Jan 1917  Royal House Order of Hohenzollern
3 Mar 1918  Pour le Mérite

U-boat Commands

UB 474 Jul 1916 - 31 Mar 1917
UB 4811 Jun 1917 - 28 Oct 1918

Notes

Was awarded the Pour le Mérite for outstanding leadership and distinguished naval planning and successful submarine operations. During the previous 16 months on war patrol he sank a total of 49 enemy vessels which represented a loss of approximately 170.000 BRT.

Ships hit by Wolfgang Steinbauer

DateU-boat Name of shipType of shipTonsNat.
 
17 Aug 1916 UB 47 StampaliaPassenger steamer9,000it
8 Sep 1916 UB 47 ButetownSteamer3,789br
8 Sep 1916 UB 47 LlangorseSteamer3,841br
8 Sep 1916 UB 47 SpetzaiSteamer1,904gr
4 Oct 1916 UB 47  FranconiaTroopship18,510br
11 Oct 1916 UB 47 CrosshillSteamer5,002br
12 Oct 1916 UB 47 Sebek (d.)Steamer4,601br
14 Oct 1916 UB 47 ANNUNZIATASailing vessel61it
14 Oct 1916 UB 47 ElenaSailing vessel52it
14 Oct 1916 UB 47 IL NUOVO S. LUIGISailing vessel39it
14 Oct 1916 UB 47 IL REDENTORESailing vessel80it
14 Oct 1916 UB 47 LA NUOVA CONCETTINASailing vessel32it
15 Oct 1916 UB 47 AvisSteamer1,000gr
27 Dec 1916 UB 47  GauloisBattleship11,100fr
 
1 Jan 1917 UB 47  IverniaPassenger steamer14,278br
3 Jan 1917 UB 47 Huntsend (d.)Passenger steamer8,826br
1 Mar 1917 UB 47 Euterpe (d.)Steamer3,540br
8 Mar 1917 UB 47 Georgiansteamer5,088br
12 Aug 1917 UB 48 RoanokeSteamer4,803br
14 Aug 1917 UB 48 PrizeQ ship199br
18 Aug 1917 UB 48 KongsliSteamer5,826nw
20 Aug 1917 UB 48 Serra Do MaraoTrawler74pt
20 Aug 1917 UB 48 Serra Do PilarTrawler65pt
23 Aug 1917 UB 48 WinlatonSteamer3,270br
27 Aug 1917 UB 48 HathorSteamer3,823br
2 Oct 1917 UB 48 ImeraSteamer1,172it
4 Oct 1917 UB 48 Citta Di BariPassenger steamer1,489it
9 Oct 1917 UB 48 NikiSteamer511gr
14 Oct 1917 UB 48 ValparaisoSteamer4,930it
19 Oct 1917 UB 48 PeraSteamer7,635br
20 Oct 1917 UB 48 CollegianSteamer7,520br
27 Nov 1917 UB 48 Glenbridge (d.)Steamer3,845br
4 Dec 1917 UB 48 DowlaisSteamer3,016br
4 Dec 1917 UB 48 GerasimosSteamer3,845gr
8 Dec 1917 UB 48 ConsolsSteamer3,756br
 
27 Jan 1918 UB 48 Volonta Di DioSailing vessel43it
30 Jan 1918 UB 48 HarlawSteamer821it
2 Feb 1918 UB 48 CeliaSteamer5,004br
2 Feb 1918 UB 48 EdilioSteamer4,719it
2 Feb 1918 UB 48 Newminster AbbeySteamer3,114br
3 Feb 1918 UB 48 AboukirSteamer3,660br
7 Feb 1918 UB 48 SturtonSteamer4,406br
26 Apr 1918 UB 48 Upada (d.)Steamer5,257br
26 Apr 1918 UB 48 Leopold D’orSteamer2,300fr
27 Apr 1918 UB 48 RomanyTanker3,983br
27 Apr 1918 UB 48 Saint Jean (d.)Navy trawler287fr
29 Apr 1918 UB 48 KingstonianSteamer6,564br
29 Apr 1918 UB 48 DalkeithNavy tug748br
29 Apr 1918 UB 48 Monte Bianco (d.)Sailing vessel988fr
29 Apr 1918 UB 48 Moose (d.)Navy tug208br
2 May 1918 UB 48 FranklynSteamer4,919br
2 May 1918 UB 48 TylerSteamer3,928am
5 May 1918 UB 48 Clan Ross (d.)Steamer5,971br
3 Jun 1918 UB 48 Sant’ AntonioSailing vessel389it
6 Jun 1918 UB 48 Christophero ColomboSailing vessel264it
10 Jun 1918 UB 48 NivernaisSteamer2,555fr
13 Jun 1918 UB 48 PenhallowSteamer4,318br
16 Aug 1918 UB 48  BalkanTroopship1,709fr
18 Aug 1918 UB 48  NordboenSteamer2,417da
1 Sep 1918 UB 48 Baron Minto (d.)Steamer4,537br
1 Sep 1918 UB 48 Monviso (d.)Steamer4,020it
18 Oct 1918 UB 48  Voltaire (d.)Battleship18,400fr
 242,051
50 ships sunk (181,571 tons) and 12 ships damaged (60,480 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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