Franz Venier

Korvettenkapitän (Crew kuk 12)

No ships sunk or damaged.

Born  15 Jun 1893 Eger
Died  10 Oct 1944(51)Baltic Sea

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1 Nov 1915 Fregattenleutnant
1 Sep 1943 Korvettenkapitän


WWI Military Merit Medal
WWI Military Merit Cross

U-boat Commands

UD-1 3 Nov 1941 14 Dec 1942   No war patrols 
UD-2 30 Jan 1943 1 Apr 1944   No war patrols 

First World War

Franz Venier joined the Austrian-Hungarian Navy 1912. He was the Third Officer on the U 4 in 1917 and in 1918 was the Second Officer on the same boat.

Second World War

He was a Watch Officer on the UD 3 from June to Nov 1941. He took command of the UD 1 on 3 Nov 1941 and commanded the until 14 Dec 1942. On 15 Dec he started U-boat familiarization for the UD 2 in preparation for his command of the boat taking place on 30 Jan 1943.

Venier Commanded the UD 2 until 1 April 1944 when he joined the U-boat Acceptance Command. He died onboard the U-2331 during a training accident on 10 Oct 1944 in the Baltic Sea.


Busch, R. and Röll, H-J. (1998). German U-boat commanders of World War II.
Niestle, A. (1998). German U-boat losses during World War II.

Patrol info for Franz Venier

This commander did not go out on patrols with his boats.

Media links

German U-boat Commanders of World War II

Busch, Rainer and Röll, Hans-Joachim

Listing of all U-boat commanders

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