WWI U-boat commanders

Walter Krastel

Oberleutnant zur See (Crew 4/11)

No ships sunk or damaged

Born:29 Jan 1892 Dieburg bei Darmstadt 
Died:15 Sep 1966  

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1 Apr 1911 Seekadett
15 Apr 1912 Fähnrich zur See
3 Aug 1914 Leutnant zur See
26 Apr 1917 Oberleutnant zur See
1 Jun 1921 Kapitänleutnat
1 Jun 1929 Korvettenkapitän
1 Oct 1934 Fregattenkapitän
1 Oct 1936 Kapitän zur See
1 Dec 1940 Konteradmiral
1 Feb 1943 Vizeadmiral


21 Dec 1916  Order of the Zähringer Lion (Baden)
 Iron Cross 2nd class
 Iron Cross 1st class
 U-Boat War Badge

U-boat Commands

UB 962 Jul 1918 - 11 Nov 1918


Krastel was awarded the Order of the Zähringer Lion for service on the battleship Kaiserin at the Battle of Jutland.

Ships hit by Walter Krastel

No entries found.

Media links

Kaiserliche Marine U-Boote 1914-1918

Dufeil, Yves

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