WWI U-boat commanders

Matthias Graf von Schmettow

Kapitänleutnant (Crew 4/06)

Successes
75 ships sunk with a total of 110,361 GRT
3 warships sunk with a total of 1,267 tons
8 ships damaged with a total of 31,271 GRT

Born:9 Nov 1887 Pommerzig/Oder, Preussen 
Died:9 May 1917 Dover Straits 

Matthias Graf von Schmettow

Ranks

1 Apr 1906 Seekadett
6 Apr 1907 Fähnrich zur See
30 Sep 1909 Leutnant zur See
19 Sep 1912 Oberleutnant zur See
26 Apr 1917 Kapitänleutnant

Decorations

 Iron Cross 2nd class
 Iron Cross 1st class
 War Merit Cross (Brunswick)
22 Nov 1916  Royal House Order of Hohenzollern

U-boat Commands

UC 624 Jun 1915 - 4 May 1916
UC 2618 Jul 1916 - 8 May 1917
UB 1013 Feb 1917 - 2 Mar 1917
UB 2319 Feb 1917 - 19 Mar 1917

Notes

The village of Pommerzig is now Pomorsko in Poland. Between Feb. and March 1917, while UC 26 was undergoing repairs, von Schmettow took command of UB 10 then UB 23 for just one patrol each.

Ships hit by Matthias Graf von Schmettow

DateU-boat Name of shipType of shipTonsNat.
 
14 Aug 1915 UC 6 WorsleyNavy Trawler309br
16 Aug 1915 UC 6 JapanNavy Trawler205br
25 Aug 1915 UC 6 DisaSteamer788sw
28 Aug 1915 UC 6 DaneNavy Trawler265br
29 Aug 1915 UC 6 Sir William StephensonPassenger steamer1,540br
16 Sep 1915 UC 6  AfricaSteamer1,038br
18 Sep 1915 UC 6 LydianNavy Trawler244br
18 Sep 1915 UC 6  San Zeferino (d.)Tanker6,430br
20 Sep 1915 UC 6 HordenSteamer1,434br
23 Sep 1915 UC 6  GroningenSteamer988br
24 Sep 1915 UC 6 Great HeartNavy Drifter78br
27 Sep 1915 UC 6  Nigretia (d.)Steamer3,187br
5 Oct 1915 UC 6 AloseNavy Trawler214fr
18 Oct 1915 UC 6 Aleppo (d.)Steamer3,870br
18 Oct 1915 UC 6  SalernoSteamer2,431nw
21 Oct 1915 UC 6 MonitoriaSteamer1,904br
31 Oct 1915 UC 6 AriesNavy Yacht268br
31 Oct 1915 UC 6 EidsivaSteamer1,092nw
31 Oct 1915 UC 6 Othello IiNavy Trawler206br
31 Oct 1915 UC 6 TowardSteamer1,218br
3 Nov 1915 UC 6 FriargateSteamer264br
12 Nov 1915 UC 6 MoorsideSteamer311br
12 Nov 1915 UC 6 NigelSteamer1,400br
 
12 Jan 1916 UC 6 TraquairSteamer1,067br
12 Feb 1916 UC 6 LeicesterSteamer1,001br
21 Feb 1916 UC 6 CarltonNavy Trawler267br
24 Feb 1916 UC 6 TrignacSteamer2,375fr
27 Feb 1916 UC 6 Empress Of Fort WilliamSteamer2,181br
27 Feb 1916 UC 6  MalojaPassenger steamer12,431br
28 Feb 1916 UC 6 AngelusNavy Trawler304br
28 Feb 1916 UC 6 WeigeliaNavy Trawler262br
4 Mar 1916 UC 6 FlickerNavy Trawler192br
23 Mar 1916 UC 6 CoronaNavy Trawler212br
23 Mar 1916 UC 6 Sea SerpentSteamer902br
24 Mar 1916 UC 6  ChristianssundPassenger steamer1,017da
26 Mar 1916 UC 6 Saint CeciliaSteamer4,411br
7 Apr 1916 UC 6 HalcyonSteamer1,319br
14 Apr 1916 UC 6  ShenandoahSteamer3,886br
21 Apr 1916 UC 6 EstafetteNavy Trawler267fr
29 Apr 1916 UC 6 Saint CorentinNavy Trawler216fr
16 May 1916 UC 6  Batavier VPassenger steamer1,569nl
19 Jun 1916 UC 6 Saint JacquesTrawler72fr
23 Sep 1916 UC 26  Prinsessan Ingeborg (d.)Steamer3,670sw
30 Sep 1916 UC 26 MaywoodSteamer1,188br
30 Sep 1916 UC 26 William GeorgeSailing Vessel151br
1 Oct 1916 UC 26 VanellusSteamer1,797br
1 Oct 1916 UC 26 Villebois MareuilSailing vessel32fr
3 Oct 1916 UC 26 AdaSteamer1,111nw
4 Oct 1916 UC 26 RisholmSteamer2,550nw
5 Oct 1916 UC 26 Isle Of HastingsSteamer1,575br
13 Oct 1916 UC 26 MercatorSteamer2,827fi
27 Oct 1916 UC 26 Blanc NezNavy trawler247fr
28 Oct 1916 UC 26  GalekaHospital ship6,772br
30 Oct 1916 UC 26 Saint HubertNavy Trawler216fr
1 Nov 1916 UC 26 Torpilleur 300Torpedo boat99fr
15 Nov 1916 UC 26 Saint Leonards (d.)Steamer4,574br
16 Nov 1916 UC 26 Anthony HopeNavy Trawler288br
16 Nov 1916 UC 26 Joachim Brinch LundSteamer1,603nw
16 Nov 1916 UC 26 San NicolaoSteamer2,697pt
17 Nov 1916 UC 26 Monmouth (d.)Steamer4,078br
19 Nov 1916 UC 26 FinnSteamer3,806nw
21 Nov 1916 UC 26 Cap LihouSailing vessel252fr
22 Nov 1916 UC 26 BriertonSteamer3,255br
22 Nov 1916 UC 26 TrymSteamer1,801nw
23 Nov 1916 UC 26  Danstedsteamer1,499da
25 Nov 1916 UC 26 Alfred De CourcySailing vessel164fr
25 Nov 1916 UC 26 MalvinaSailing vessel112fr
10 Dec 1916 UC 26 StrathalbynSteamer4,331br
 
28 Jan 1917 UC 26 EgretSteamer4,055ru
28 Jan 1917 UC 26 Argosteamer1,261nw
28 Jan 1917 UC 26 Heimland ISteamer505nw
6 Feb 1917 UC 26 Mona’s Queen (d.)Passenger steamer1,200br
7 Feb 1917 UC 26 NoellaNavy Trawler277fr
10 Apr 1917 UC 26 P 26Patrol craft613br
10 Apr 1917 UC 26  SaltaHospital ship7,284br
11 Apr 1917 UC 26 AmyNavy Trawler270br
11 Apr 1917 UC 26 Branksome Hall (d.)Steamer4,262br
11 Apr 1917 UC 26 Duchess Of CornwallSteamer1,706br
13 Apr 1917 UC 26 GAMBETTASailing vessel39fr
14 Apr 1917 UC 26 TomSteamer2,413sp
18 Apr 1917 UC 26 SurcoufSailing vessel195fr
19 Apr 1917 UC 26 Senator DantzigerSailing vessel164br
2 May 1917 UC 26 CertoSteamer1,629nw
2 May 1917 UC 26  Derwent (hms)Destroyer555br
3 May 1917 UC 26 UssaSteamer2,066br
8 May 1917 UC 26 IrisSailing vessel75br
 142,899
78 ships sunk (111,628 tons) and 8 ships damaged (31,271 tons).


Legend
(d.) means the ship was damaged.
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Media links


Kaiserliche Marine U-Boote 1914-1918

Dufeil, Yves

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