WWI U-boat commanders

Ernst Voigt

Oberleutnant zur See (Crew 4/08)

Successes
80 ships sunk with a total of 71,980 GRT
3 ships damaged with a total of 2,570 GRT

Born:31 Jul 1890 Vienenburg/Harz 
Died:25 Aug 1917 Dover area 


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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
25 Sep 1916  Royal House Order of Hohenzollern
23 Sep 1917  Military Order of St. Henry (Saxony) (posthumous)

U-boat Commands

UB 613 Nov 1915 - 26 Apr 1916
UB 2313 Mar 1916 - 9 Nov 1916
UC 725 Dec 1916 - 25 Aug 1917 (+)

Notes

Date of death approximate. UC 72 hit a mine while returning through the Straits of Dover. The wreck of Voigt's boat was identified in 2013.

Ships hit by Ernst Voigt

DateU-boat Name of shipType of shipTonsNat.
 
27 Jan 1916 UB 6 CrystalFishing vessel (smack)57br
17 Mar 1916 UB 6 Ask (d.)Steamer1,041sw
31 Mar 1916 UB 6  HollandiaSteamer1,115sw
4 Jul 1916 UB 23 Queen BeeFishing vessel (smack)34br
5 Jul 1916 UB 23 Annie AndersonFishing vessel77br
5 Jul 1916 UB 23 Peep O’ DayDrifter52br
6 Jul 1916 UB 23 Girl BessieDrifter62br
6 Jul 1916 UB 23 Nancy HunnamDrifter58br
6 Jul 1916 UB 23 Newark CastleDrifter85br
6 Jul 1916 UB 23 PetuniaDrifter58br
6 Jul 1916 UB 23 WatchfulFishing vessel52br
24 Jul 1916 UB 23 MaryBarge560nw
26 Jul 1916 UB 23 KentigernSailing vessel796nw
27 Jul 1916 UB 23 AgendaSailing vessel226nw
28 Jul 1916 UB 23 AndrewinaMotor fishing vessel50br
28 Jul 1916 UB 23 Good DesignMotor fishing vessel40br
28 Jul 1916 UB 23 Jane StewartMotor fishing vessel15br
28 Jul 1916 UB 23 Janet OvenstoneMotor fishing vessel15br
28 Jul 1916 UB 23 JohanMotor fishing vessel49br
28 Jul 1916 UB 23 RenownDrifter61br
28 Jul 1916 UB 23 SpeedwellMotor fishing vessel11br
28 Jul 1916 UB 23 Spero MelioraMotor fishing vessel11br
28 Jul 1916 UB 23 VolunteerMotor fishing vessel15br
3 Sep 1916 UB 23 General ArchinardSailing vessel355fr
6 Sep 1916 UB 23 BritanniaSailing vessel48br
7 Sep 1916 UB 23 EmmaFishing vessel19fr
7 Sep 1916 UB 23 FarfadetFishing vessel17fr
7 Sep 1916 UB 23 Jeanne D’arcFishing vessel17fr
7 Sep 1916 UB 23 LeonineFishing vessel20fr
8 Sep 1916 UB 23 Marie LouiseSailing vessel157fr
8 Sep 1916 UB 23 MayoSteamer1,880sp
9 Sep 1916 UB 23 GemmaSteamer3,111it
9 Sep 1916 UB 23 RemoraSailing vessel92fr
21 Oct 1916 UB 23 JuliaSailing vessel166fr
21 Oct 1916 UB 23 SnestadSteamer2,350nw
23 Oct 1916 UB 23 AlfSailing vessel196da
23 Oct 1916 UB 23 ANTOINE ALLOSIAFishing vessel29fr
23 Oct 1916 UB 23 Saint PierreSailing vessel151fr
23 Oct 1916 UB 23 Venus IiSteamer784nw
26 Oct 1916 UB 23 Saint YvesSailing vessel165fr
 
13 Mar 1917 UC 72 RewardSailing vessel172br
24 Mar 1917 UC 72 Kings Grey (d.)Navy trawler338br
1 Apr 1917 UC 72 Eastern BelleSailing vessel97br
26 Apr 1917 UC 72 PlantinNavy Drifter84br
27 Apr 1917 UC 72 Good HopeSailing vessel89br
29 Apr 1917 UC 72 BayonnaisFishing vessel (sail)20fr
29 Apr 1917 UC 72 EUGENIE ET LUCIESailing vessel34fr
29 Apr 1917 UC 72 FRERE DES CINQ SOEURSSailing vessel20fr
29 Apr 1917 UC 72 Petit ErnestFishing vessel (sail)20fr
1 May 1917 UC 72 AcaciaFishing vessel (sail)9fr
1 May 1917 UC 72 AntigoneFishing vessel (sail)15fr
1 May 1917 UC 72 Camille AmelieFishing vessel (sail)21fr
2 May 1917 UC 72 CancalaisSailing vessel231fr
2 May 1917 UC 72 KeryadoNavy Trawler175fr
2 May 1917 UC 72 VictoireSailing vessel290fr
2 May 1917 UC 72 RussieSailing vessel127fr
2 May 1917 UC 72 YvonneSailing vessel100fr
4 May 1917 UC 72 Mamelena IxTrawler115sp
4 May 1917 UC 72 Mamelena XiiTrawler111sp
4 May 1917 UC 72 Marne IiTrawler250fr
4 May 1917 UC 72 Verdunsteam trawler (navy ?)250fr
5 May 1917 UC 72 NydalSteamer1,809nw
6 May 1917 UC 72 FrancescoSteamer3,438it
28 May 1917 UC 72 Detlef WagnerSailing vessel225br
2 Jun 1917 UC 72 Ereagasteamer2,233sp
2 Jun 1917 UC 72 SkarpsnoSteamer1,766nw
2 Jun 1917 UC 72 St. SunnivaSteamer1,140nw
3 Jun 1917 UC 72 RosarioSailing vessel1,565ur
6 Jun 1917 UC 72 Saint EloiSteamer1,993fr
8 Jun 1917 UC 72 SequanaTroopship5,557fr
3 Jul 1917 UC 72 HenrikSteamer3,928nw
7 Jul 1917 UC 72 MassapequaSteamer3,193am
8 Jul 1917 UC 72 CambronneSailing vessel1,863fr
8 Jul 1917 UC 72  M. I. MandalSteamer1,886da
8 Jul 1917 UC 72 Mary W. BowenSailing vessel2,153am
9 Jul 1917 UC 72 CeresSailing vessel296fr
11 Jul 1917 UC 72 Anglo-patagonianSteamer5,017br
15 Jul 1917 UC 72 TrelissickSteamer4,168br
16 Aug 1917 UC 72 DelphicSteamer8,273br
17 Aug 1917 UC 72 Meuse IiTanker5,270fr
19 Aug 1917 UC 72 Penshurst (d.)Q-ship1,191br
21 Aug 1917 UC 72 Hs 4tug121br
21 Aug 1917 UC 72 Rb 6Barge800br
 74,550
80 ships sunk (71,980 tons) and 3 ships damaged (2,570 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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