WWI U-boat commanders

Heinrich XXXVII Prinz Reuß zu Köstritz

Kapitänleutnant (Crew 4/06)

Successes
14 ships sunk with a total of 35,262 GRT
2 ships damaged with a total of 9,401 GRT

Born:1 Nov 1888 Lugwigslust (Mecklenburg-Vorpommern) 
Died:9 Feb 1964 Garmisch-Partenkirchen 


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Ranks

22 Mar 1907 Leutnant zur See
27 Sep 1913 Oberleutnant zur See
26 Apr 1917 Kapitänleutnant
31 Mar 1921 Out of naval service

Decorations

1911  Saxe-Ernestine House Order
prewar  Order of the Griffon (Mecklenburg)
 Iron Cross 2nd class
 Iron Cross 1st class
 Military Merit Cross (Mecklenburg-Schwerin)
 War Merit Cross (Brunswick)
 Cross for Distinction in War (Mecklenburg-Strelitz)
 Reuss Honor Cross

U-boat Commands

UC 5410 May 1917 - 21 May 1918
UB 13028 Jun 1918 - 11 Nov 1918

Notes

Heinrich XXXVII Prinz Reuß zu Köstritz was directly appointed a leutnant zur see on March 22, 1907 without first having served any time as a seekadett or fähnrich.

Ships hit by Heinrich XXXVII Prinz Reuß zu Köstritz

DateU-boat Name of shipType of shipTonsNat.
 
4 Jul 1917 UC 54 HurstsideSteamer3,149br
12 Jul 1917 UC 54 MaijaSailing vessel 164ru
13 Jul 1917 UC 54 LoandaSailing vessel141pt
26 Jul 1917 UC 54  Roberto IvensNavy trawler281pt
7 Sep 1917 UC 54 Myrmidon (d.)Steamer4,965br
 
29 Jan 1918 UC 54 Tosho MaruSteamer3,038jp
2 Feb 1918 UC 54 EsterelSailing vessel238it
2 Feb 1918 UC 54 IDASailing vessel63it
6 Feb 1918 UC 54 GlenartneySteamer7,263br
14 Mar 1918 UC 54 ArdandeargSteamer3,237br
27 Mar 1918 UC 54 CARLO P.Sailing vessel61it
3 Apr 1918 UC 54 SylvieSteamer2,148fr
3 May 1918 UC 54 Pancras (d.)Steamer4,436br
11 May 1918 UC 54  Sant AnnaTroopship9,350fr
12 May 1918 UC 54 VimeiraSteamer5,884br
16 May 1918 UC 54 Marie FrederiqueNavy trawler245fr
 44,663
14 ships sunk (35,262 tons) and 2 ships damaged (9,401 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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