WWI U-boat commanders

Franz Krapohl

Kapitänleutnant der Reserve (Crew 10/03)

1 ship damaged with a total of 256 GRT

Born:12 Mar 1878  
Died:8 Apr 1945 Baltic 

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24 Nov 1904 Vizesteuermann der Reserve
7 Mar 1908 Leutnant zur See der Reserve
1910 or 1911 Leutnant zur See der Seewehr I
18 Nov 1912 Oberleutnant zur See der Seewehr I
10 Mar 1917 Oberleutnant zur See der Reserve
26 Apr 1917 Kapit√§nleutnant der Reserve
31 Dec 1918 Out of naval service


 Iron Cross 2nd class
 Iron Cross 1st class
 Order of the Crown

U-boat Commands

UB 9227 Apr 1918 - 30 Jun 1918
U 526 May 1918 - 11 Nov 1918


Also served on the merchant U-boat Deutschland in 1916. Killed when the supply ship Franken he was commanding was sunk near Hela by Soviet aircraft.

Ships hit by Franz Krapohl

DateU-boat Name of shipType of shipTonsNat.
16 Aug 1918 U 52 Fylde (d.)Tug256br
1 ship damaged (256 tons).

(d.) means the ship was damaged.

Media links

Kaiserliche Marine U-Boote 1914-1918

Dufeil, Yves

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