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 shipTonsNat.
 
17 Aug 1916 UB 47 Stampalia9,000it
8 Sep 1916 UB 47 Butetown3,789br
8 Sep 1916 UB 47 Llangorse3,841br
8 Sep 1916 UB 47 Spetzai1,904gr
4 Oct 1916 UB 47  Franconia18,510br
11 Oct 1916 UB 47 Crosshill5,002br
12 Oct 1916 UB 47 Sebek (d.)4,601br
14 Oct 1916 UB 47 ANNUNZIATA61it
14 Oct 1916 UB 47 Elena52it
14 Oct 1916 UB 47 IL NUOVO S. LUIGI39it
14 Oct 1916 UB 47 IL REDENTORE80it
14 Oct 1916 UB 47 LA NUOVA CONCETTINA32it
15 Oct 1916 UB 47 Avis1,000gr
27 Dec 1916 UB 47  Gaulois11,100fr
 
1 Jan 1917 UB 47  Ivernia14,278br
3 Jan 1917 UB 47 Huntsend (d.)8,826br
1 Mar 1917 UB 47 Euterpe (d.)3,540br
8 Mar 1917 UB 47 Georgian5,088br
12 Aug 1917 UB 48 Roanoke4,803br
14 Aug 1917 UB 48 Prize199br
18 Aug 1917 UB 48 Kongsli5,826nw
20 Aug 1917 UB 48 Serra Do Marao74pt
20 Aug 1917 UB 48 Serra Do Pilar65pt
23 Aug 1917 UB 48 Winlaton3,270br
27 Aug 1917 UB 48 Hathor3,823br
2 Oct 1917 UB 48 Imera1,172it
4 Oct 1917 UB 48 Citta Di Bari1,489it
9 Oct 1917 UB 48 Niki511gr
14 Oct 1917 UB 48 Valparaiso4,930it
19 Oct 1917 UB 48 Pera7,635br
20 Oct 1917 UB 48 Collegian7,520br
27 Nov 1917 UB 48 Glenbridge (d.)3,845br
4 Dec 1917 UB 48 Dowlais3,016br
4 Dec 1917 UB 48 Gerasimos3,845gr
8 Dec 1917 UB 48 Consols3,756br
 
27 Jan 1918 UB 48 Volonta Di Dio43it
30 Jan 1918 UB 48 Harlaw821it
2 Feb 1918 UB 48 Celia5,004br
2 Feb 1918 UB 48 Edilio4,719it
2 Feb 1918 UB 48 Newminster Abbey3,114br
3 Feb 1918 UB 48 Aboukir3,660br
7 Feb 1918 UB 48 Sturton4,406br
26 Apr 1918 UB 48 Upada (d.)5,257br
26 Apr 1918 UB 48 Leopold D’or2,300fr
27 Apr 1918 UB 48 Romany3,983br
27 Apr 1918 UB 48 Saint Jean (d.)287fr
29 Apr 1918 UB 48 Kingstonian6,564br
29 Apr 1918 UB 48 Dalkeith748br
29 Apr 1918 UB 48 Monte Bianco (d.)988fr
29 Apr 1918 UB 48 Moose (d.)208br
2 May 1918 UB 48 Franklyn4,919br
2 May 1918 UB 48 Tyler3,928am
5 May 1918 UB 48 Clan Ross (d.)5,971br
3 Jun 1918 UB 48 Sant’ Antonio389it
6 Jun 1918 UB 48 Christophero Colombo264it
10 Jun 1918 UB 48 Nivernais2,555fr
13 Jun 1918 UB 48 Penhallow4,318br
16 Aug 1918 UB 48  Balkan1,709fr
18 Aug 1918 UB 48  Nordboen2,417da
1 Sep 1918 UB 48 Baron Minto (d.)4,537br
1 Sep 1918 UB 48 Monviso (d.)4,020it
18 Oct 1918 UB 48  Voltaire (d.)18,400fr
 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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