WWI U-boat commanders

Georg Gerth

Kapitänleutnant (Crew 4/07)

Successes
13 ships sunk with a total of 14,189 GRT
1 warship sunk with a total of 7,578 tons
2 ships damaged with a total of 3,476 GRT
1 warship damaged with a total of 570 tons
1 ship taken as prize with a total of 654 GRT

Born:3 Mar 1888  
Died:13 Sep 1970  


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Ranks

3 Apr 1907 Seekadett
21 Apr 1908 Fähnrich zur See
28 Sep 1910 Leutnant zur See
27 Sep 1913 Oberleutnant zur See
16 Jul 1917 Kapitänleutnant
31 Jan 1921 Out of naval service

Decorations

 Iron Cross 2nd class
 Iron Cross 1st class
 Military Merit Cross (Mecklenburg-Schwerin)

U-boat Commands

UB 1226 Jun 1916 - 4 Nov 1916
UC 6113 Dec 1916 - 26 Jul 1917

Notes

Prisoner of war July 26, 1917. Georg Gerth’s brother Erich was also a U-boat commander during World War I.

Ships hit by Georg Gerth

DateU-boat Name of shipType of shipTonsNat.
 
6 Sep 1916 UB 12 Rildasteamer313nw
7 Sep 1916 UB 12  Niobe (p.)Steamer654nl
28 Sep 1916 UB 12 MarjorieFishing vessel (smack)55br
 
5 Mar 1917 UC 61 CopenhagenPassenger steamer2,570br
30 Apr 1917 UC 61 ArfonNavy Trawler227br
30 Apr 1917 UC 61 GoriziaSteamer1,957ur
30 Apr 1917 UC 61 Little MysterySailing vessel114br
3 May 1917 UC 61 Fils Du ProgresFishing vessel25fr
3 May 1917 UC 61 GiovanninaSteamer3,030it
5 May 1917 UC 61 Le Gard (d.)Steamer1,658fr
8 May 1917 UC 61 NellySteamer1,868fr
10 May 1917 UC 61 BroomhillSteamer1,392br
10 May 1917 UC 61 MinervaSteamer518nw
27 Jun 1917 UC 61  KleberArmored cruiser7,578fr
28 Jun 1917 UC 61 Edith Fische (d.)Steamer1,818nw
4 Jul 1917 UC 61 UllSteamer543nw
6 Jul 1917 UC 61 IndutiomareSteamer1,577be
7 Jul 1917 UC 61  Ettrick (hms) (d.)Destroyer570br
 26,467
15 ships sunk (22,421 tons) and 3 ships damaged (4,046 tons).


Legend
(d.) means the ship was damaged.
(p.) means the ship was taken as prize (included in ships & tonnage lost).
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Media links


Kaiserliche Marine U-Boote 1914-1918

Dufeil, Yves

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