Kapitänleutnant (Crew 4/01)
4 ships sunk with a total of 12,934 GRT
4 warships sunk with a total of 43,350 tons
2 ships damaged with a total of 4,317 GRT
|Born:||15 Sep 1882||Herford|
|Died:||18 Mar 1915||Pentland Firth|
Awarded the Pour le Mérite for distinguished and outstanding submarine actions against the British Royal Navy in the North Sea, especially in recognition of the sinking of the British armoured cruisers HMS Hogue, Aboukir and Cressy on September the 22nd 1914. The award also recognised the sinking of the HMS Hawke the next month.
Weddigen also received the first Bavarian Military Max Josef Order of WW I that was given to non-Bavarians and this on the 11th October 1914.