WWI U-boat commanders

Wilhelm Rhein

Kapitänleutnant (Crew 4/07)

Successes
21 ships sunk with a total of 27,854 GRT
1 warship sunk with a total of 1,075 tons
3 ships damaged with a total of 13,967 GRT

Born:10 Mar 1887  
Died:24 Jul 1964  

Wilhelm Rhein

Ranks

3 Apr 1907 Seekadett
21 Apr 1908 Fähnrich zur See
28 Sep 1910 Leutnant zur See
27 Sep 1913 Oberleutnant zur See
17 Sep 1917 Kapitänleutnant
1 Apr 1926 Korvettenkapitän
1 Oct 1931 Fregattenkapitän

Decorations

 Iron Cross 2nd class
 Iron Cross 1st class
 Friedrich-August Cross (Oldenburg)
1918 or later  Hanseatic Cross
2 Nov 1918  Royal House Order of Hohenzollern
 U-Boat War Badge

U-boat Commands

UB 1623 Apr 1917 - 25 Aug 1917
UB 308 Aug 1917 - 21 Apr 1918
UB 11216 Apr 1918 - 11 Nov 1918

Notes

No entry found for this officer.

Ships hit by Wilhelm Rhein

DateU-boat Name of shipType of shipTonsNat.
 
9 Aug 1917 UB 16 RecruitDestroyer1,075br
31 Aug 1917 UB 30 VernonSteamer982br
3 Sep 1917 UB 30 RagnhildSteamer1,495br
26 Sep 1917 UB 30 S.N.A. 3Steamer1,709fr
12 Nov 1917 UB 30 Morning StarMotor vessel129br
 
3 Jan 1918 UB 30 GartlandSteamer2,613br
5 Jan 1918 UB 30 Glenarm HeadSteamer3,908br
12 Jan 1918 UB 30 WhorltonSteamer1,469br
2 Feb 1918 UB 30 JaffaSteamer1,383br
9 Feb 1918 UB 30 Armenia (d.)Steamer5,463am
5 Mar 1918 UB 30 Clan Mackenzie (d.)Steamer6,544br
7 Mar 1918 UB 30 Braatt IiSteamer1,834nw
16 Mar 1918 UB 30 LightfootSteamer1,873br
21 Aug 1918 UB 112 The Stewart’s CourtSteamer813br
22 Aug 1918 UB 112 PrunelleSteamer579br
23 Aug 1918 UB 112 HerosSteamer351sw
30 Sep 1918 UB 112 AtlanticoSailing vessel319pt
1 Oct 1918 UB 112 AldebaranSteamer1,683sw
1 Oct 1918 UB 112 GjertrudSteamer593nw
2 Oct 1918 UB 112 BamseSteamer1,001br
2 Oct 1918 UB 112 PoljamesSteamer856br
3 Oct 1918 UB 112 AtlantisSteamer1,171nw
3 Oct 1918 UB 112 WestwoodSteamer1,968br
3 Oct 1918 UB 112 A.E. Mc Kinstry (d.)Steamer1,960ca
4 Oct 1918 UB 112 NannaSteamer1,125nw
 42,896
22 ships sunk (28,929 tons) and 3 ships damaged (13,967 tons).


Legend
(d.) means the ship was damaged.

Media links


Kaiserliche Marine U-Boote 1914-1918

Dufeil, Yves

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