WWI U-boat commanders

Otto Launburg

Oberleutnant zur See (Crew 4/09)

Successes
39 ships sunk with a total of 104,144 GRT
8 ships damaged with a total of 38,144 GRT

Born:13 Feb 1891 Gadebusch  
Died:9 Dec 1980 Braunschweig 

Otto Launburg

Ranks

1 Apr 1909 Seekadett
12 Apr 1910 Fähnrich zur See
19 Sep 1912 Leutnant zur See
2 May 1915 Oberleutnant zur See
21 Jan 1920 Kapitänleutnant
31 Mar 1921 Out of naval service

Decorations

 Iron Cross 2nd class
 Iron Cross 1st class
 Military Merit Cross (Mecklenburg-Schwerin)
3 Mar 1918  Royal House Order of Hohenzollern

U-boat Commands

UC 3713 Oct 1916 - 1 Jul 1917
UB 529 Aug 1917 - 23 May 1918

Notes

No entry found for this officer.

Ships hit by Otto Launburg

DateU-boat Name of shipType of shipTonsNat.
 
1 Jan 1917 UC 37 BritannicSteamer2,289nw
2 Jan 1917 UC 37 Aristotelis C. IoannouSteamer2,868gr
2 Jan 1917 UC 37 Dimitrios GoulandrisSteamer3,744gr
2 Jan 1917 UC 37 Notre Dame Du VergerSailing vessel227fr
3 Jan 1917 UC 37 CapricieuseSailing vessel156fr
3 Jan 1917 UC 37 FamaSteamer2,417nw
4 Jan 1917 UC 37 LiberteSailing vessel166fr
4 Jan 1917 UC 37 Luigi CiampaSteamer3,988it
4 Jan 1917 UC 37 SeemelSailing vessel209ru
4 Jan 1917 UC 37 WragbySteamer3,641br
5 Jan 1917 UC 37  CombermereSailing vessel1,718it
26 Feb 1917 UC 37 Gerolamo Ulloa (d.)Steamer4,283it
26 Feb 1917 UC 37 Victoriasteamer1,388gr
3 Mar 1917 UC 37 CraigendoranSteamer2,789br
5 Mar 1917 UC 37 SALVATORESailing vessel119it
27 Mar 1917 UC 37 Nr. 62River Gunboat200fr
31 Mar 1917 UC 37 Galatee (d.)Steamer3,062fr
3 Apr 1917 UC 37  Ernest SimonsPassenger steamer5,555fr
3 Apr 1917 UC 37 Saint SimonSteamer3,419fr
4 Apr 1917 UC 37 SAN GIOVANNI BATTISTESailing vessel46it
14 Apr 1917 UC 37  GangeTroopship6,886fr
16 Apr 1917 UC 37 SagresSteamer2,986pt
21 Apr 1917 UC 37  WarriorSteamer3,674br
28 Apr 1917 UC 37 NIOBESailing vessel66it
29 Apr 1917 UC 37 GIUSEPPE MARIASailing vessel99it
30 Apr 1917 UC 37 ColbertTroopship5,394fr
2 May 1917 UC 37 Camerata (d.)Steamer3,723br
5 May 1917 UC 37 DINA DI LOZENZOSailing vessel127it
5 May 1917 UC 37 HarmattanSteamer4,792br
15 Jun 1917 UC 37 AssunzioneSteamer3,770it
 
30 Jan 1918 UB 52 Empress Ekaterina IiPassenger steamer5,545ru
1 Feb 1918 UB 52 La DivesPassenger steamer2,108fr
4 Feb 1918 UB 52 Maid Of HarlechSailing vessel315br
4 Feb 1918 UB 52 Sardinia (d.)Passenger steamer6,580br
9 Feb 1918 UB 52 Antenor (d.)Steamer5,319br
18 Feb 1918 UB 52  Basque (d.)Steamer3,261fr
20 Feb 1918 UB 52 BalgraySteamer3,603br
20 Feb 1918 UB 52 ZenoSteamer2,890br
17 Mar 1918 UB 52 IvydeneSteamer3,541br
18 Mar 1918 UB 52 John H. BarrySteamer3,083br
18 Mar 1918 UB 52  SaldanhaSteamer4,594br
4 Apr 1918 UB 52 Sinceritasteamer1,722it
2 May 1918 UB 52 FlawylSteamer3,592br
9 May 1918 UB 52  Atlantique (d.)Passenger steamer6,479fr
11 May 1918 UB 52 Suzette FraissinetSteamer2,288fr
12 May 1918 UB 52  OmrahPassenger steamer8,130br
18 May 1918 UB 52 Media (d.)Steamer5,437br
 142,288
39 ships sunk (104,144 tons) and 8 ships damaged (38,144 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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