WWI U-boat commanders

Wilhelm Marschall

Kapitänleutnant (Crew 4/06)

Successes
43 ships sunk with a total of 119,170 GRT
1 warship sunk with a total of 1,290 tons
1 ship damaged with a total of 765 GRT

Born:30 Sep 1886 Augsburg (Bayern) 
Died:20 Mar 1976 Mölln (Schleswig-Holstein) 

Wilhelm Marschall

Ranks

1 Apr 1906 Seekadett
6 Apr 1907 Fähnrich zur See
30 Sep 1909 Leutnant zur See
19 Sep 1912 Oberleutnant zur See
13 Jan 1917 Kapitänleutnant
1 Apr 1925 Korvettenkapitän
1 Oct 1932 Kapitän zur See
1 Oct 1936 Konteradmiral
1 Dec 1939 Admiral

Decorations

   Empire Silver Medal Imtiaz with Scimitars
   Iron Half Moon
   Military Merit Cross
 Iron Cross 2nd class
 Iron Cross 1st class
 Military Merit Order (Bavaria)
12 Nov 1917  Royal House Order of Hohenzollern
 Order of the Iron Crown
 Liakat Medal
4 Jul 1918  Pour le Mérite
   U-Boat War Badge
23 Mar 1942  German Cross in Gold (WWII)

U-boat Commands

UC 7426 Nov 1916 - 6 Dec 1917
UB 10514 Jan 1918 - 9 Sep 1918

Notes

Was awarded the Pour le Mérite for outstanding leadership and distinguished naval planning and successful submarine operations. The award was also given in recognition of the sinking of 42 enemy vessels totalling 142.000 BRT which seem to have included 25 steamers and 4 trooptransports. He received a personal telegram of the Kaiser advising and congratulating him upon the award of the order. After the war, he remained in Reichsmarine then Kriegsmarine, ending his career with the rank of Generaladmiral

Ships hit by Wilhelm Marschall

DateU-boat Name of shipType of shipTonsNat.
 
1 Mar 1917 UC 74 Durban (d.)Sailing vessel765nw
8 Mar 1917 UC 74 AresTanker3,783nl
10 Mar 1917 UC 74 James Burton CookSailing vessel133br
15 Apr 1917 UC 74  ArcadianTroopship8,939br
28 Apr 1917 UC 74 PontiacSteamer3,345br
2 May 1917 UC 74 AlessandriaSteamer8,006it
29 May 1917 UC 74 AGHIA TOM AGHIONSailing vessel30gr
29 May 1917 UC 74 KIRIKOSSailing vessel84gr
29 May 1917 UC 74  YarraTroopship4,163fr
10 Jun 1917 UC 74 STYLIANOSSailing vessel389ag
11 Jun 1917 UC 74 BenhaSteamer1,878br
19 Aug 1917 UC 74 Aghios GeorgiosSailing vessel161gr
24 Aug 1917 UC 74 ParanaPassenger steamer6,248fr
30 Aug 1917 UC 74 AthinaiSteamer988gr
31 Aug 1917 UC 74 Elenisteamer679gr
1 Sep 1917 UC 74 Amiral OlrySteamer5,567fr
3 Sep 1917 UC 74 AGIOS ANDREASSailing vessel68gr
6 Sep 1917 UC 74 Ville De Strasbourgsteamer2,167fr
6 Sep 1917 UC 74 Aghios GeorgiosSailing vessel897gr
30 Sep 1917 UC 74 CharlsinNavy Trawler241br
6 Oct 1917 UC 74 CivilianSteamer7,871br
11 Oct 1917 UC 74 PANORMITISSailing vessel59fr
14 Oct 1917 UC 74 Semanthasteamer2,847br
15 Oct 1917 UC 74 White HeadSteamer1,172br
14 Nov 1917 UC 74 ProphetSteamer3,230br
25 Nov 1917 UC 74 OvidSteamer4,159br
28 Nov 1917 UC 74 Jane RadcliffeSteamer4,074br
 
23 Apr 1918 UB 105 RestauradoSailing vessel136pt
24 Apr 1918 UB 105 LeonorTrawler166pt
25 Apr 1918 UB 105 CowslipSloop1,290br
29 Apr 1918 UB 105 City Of PensacolaAuxiliary motor705am
29 Apr 1918 UB 105 Kut SangSteamer4,895br
30 Apr 1918 UB 105 ConwaySteamer4,003br
13 May 1918 UC 74 Loch NaverNavy Trawler216br
3 Jun 1918 UB 105 NoraSteamer3,933br
5 Jun 1918 UB 105 SnaefellArmed boarding steamer1,368br
6 Jun 1918 UB 105 ArchbankSteamer3,767br
6 Jun 1918 UB 105 MenzalehSteamer1,859br
9 Jun 1918 UB 105 Clan ForbesSteamer3,946br
9 Jun 1918 UB 105 PunditSteamer5,917br
9 Jun 1918 UB 105 TewfikiehSteamer2,490br
14 Jul 1918 UB 105 Branksome HallSteamer4,262br
14 Jul 1918 UB 105 WaitemataSteamer5,432br
14 Jul 1918 UB 105  DjemnahPassenger steamer3,716fr
19 Jul 1918 UB 105 EguskiaSteamer1,181sp
 121,225
44 ships sunk (120,460 tons) and 1 ship damaged (765 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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