WWI U-boat commanders

Ernst Krafft

Kapitänleutnant (Crew 4/03)

Successes
38 ships sunk with a total of 80,593 GRT
5 ships damaged with a total of 21,632 GRT

Born:28 Feb 1885 Berlin 
Died:27 Jul 1954 Vladimir Prison soviet camp 

Ernst Krafft

Ranks

1 Apr 1903 Seekadett
15 Apr 1904 Fähnrich zur See
28 Sep 1906 Leutnant zur See
27 Mar 1909 Oberleutnant zur See
16 Apr 1915 Kapitänleutnant
1 Jan 1923 Korvettenkapitän
1 Dec 1928 Fregattenkapitän
1 Oct 1930 Kapitän zur See (Ergänzungsoffizier)

Decorations

 Iron Cross 2nd class
 Iron Cross 1st class
31 Dec 1917  Royal House Order of Hohenzollern
 Military Merit Cross
 Order of the Iron Crown
 U-Boat War Badge

U-boat Commands

U 7228 Jan 1916 - 17 Jul 1917
UB 5126 Jul 1917 - 27 Nov 1918

Notes

No entry found for this officer.

Ships hit by Ernst Krafft

DateU-boat Name of shipType of shipTonsNat.
 
7 Sep 1916 U 72 AchaiaSteamer2,733br
7 Sep 1916 U 72 HisoSteamer1,562nw
7 Sep 1916 U 72 DoreenMotor boat9br
7 Sep 1916 U 72 AllegroMotor boat7br
7 Sep 1916 U 72 GriffinMotor boat10br
7 Sep 1916 U 72 Puffin (d.)Motor boatunknownbr
19 Nov 1916 U 72 Maria Di PompeiSailing vessel286it
23 Nov 1916 U 72 MARGHERITA F.Sailing vessel44it
26 Nov 1916 U 72 ChristoforosSteamer3,674gr
27 Nov 1916 U 72 Salvatore CiampaSailing vessel1,728it
2 Dec 1916 U 72 PalermoSteamer9,203it
11 Dec 1916 U 72 JeanneSailing vessel534it
14 Dec 1916 U 72 Caledonia (d.)Passenger steamer7,572br
 
3 Jun 1917 U 72 Manin B.Sailing vessel249it
7 Jun 1917 U 72 Errington Court (d.)Steamer4,461br
8 Jun 1917 U 72 CheltonianSteamer4,426br
8 Jun 1917 U 72 FelicinaSailing vessel165it
9 Jun 1917 U 72  BravoreSteamer1,650nw
9 Jun 1917 U 72 General LaurieSailing vessel238br
9 Jun 1917 U 72 MontebelloSteamer2,603it
13 Jun 1917 U 72 SantoSailing vessel622it
13 Jun 1917 U 72 BiagioSailing vessel276it
25 Jun 1917 U 72 Southern (d.)Steamer5,694br
7 Jul 1917 U 72 Shigizan MaruSteamer2,828jp
30 Sep 1917 UB 51 Amiral TroudeSailing vessel1,876fr
5 Oct 1917 UB 51 ForestmoorSteamer2,844br
12 Oct 1917 UB 51 ThemisSteamer7,403nw
17 Nov 1917 UB 51  Clan MaccorquodaleSteamer6,517br
27 Nov 1917 UB 51 TunguePassenger steamer8,021pt
 
8 Feb 1918 UB 51 Cimbrier (d.)Steamer3,905br
10 May 1918 UB 51 SzechuenSteamer1,862br
16 May 1918 UB 51 MansouraSailing vessel50fr
18 May 1918 UB 51 MabroukaSailing vessel25fr
18 May 1918 UB 51 Tewfig El BariSailing vessel100fr
18 May 1918 UB 51 MARIASailing vessel60fr
18 May 1918 UB 51 MenewarSailing vessel270fr
27 May 1918 UB 51  Leasowe CastlePassenger steamer9,737br
29 May 1918 UB 51 MissirSteamer786br
11 Jul 1918 UB 51 BacchusSteamer2,045fr
20 Jul 1918 UB 51 KosseirSteamer1,855br
22 Jul 1918 UB 51 IjuinNavy trawler257br
22 Jul 1918 UB 51 L 1Barge130br
28 Jul 1918 UB 51 HyperiaSteamer3,908br
 102,225
38 ships sunk (80,593 tons) and 5 ships damaged (21,632 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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