Georg Ritter von Trapp
11 ships sunk with a total of 47,653 GRT
2 warships sunk with a total of 12,641 tons
1 ship taken as prize with a total of 1,034 GRT
|Born:||4 Apr 1880||Zara (Zadar), Croatia|
|Died:||30 May 1947||Stowe, Vermont, USA|
|k.u.k. U6||1 Jul 1910||-||24 Jun 1913|
|k.u.k. U5||22 Apr 1915||-||10 Oct 1915|
|k.u.k. U14||14 Oct 1915||-||13 Jan 1918|
Georg Ritter von Trapp was a successful U-boat commander that had been fascinated by U-boats since the early 1900s and transferred to the U-boat force in 1908. He took his first command, U 6, in 1910.
During the war he took his U-boats on 19 patrols and ended the war as commander of the Austrian U-boat base at Kotor (Cattaro, now in Montenegro).
He was married twice and had a total of 10 children. After economic disaster in 1935 he was left without his wealth inherited from his former wife, Agathe and his second wife Maria started organizing sining arrangements to provide for the family. The family, opposed to the annexation of Austria and Nazi influence, fled Austria to Italy and then to the USA in May 1938.
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