WWI U-boat commanders

Walter Schmitz

Oberleutnant zur See (Crew 4/09)

Successes
13 ships sunk with a total of 25,076 GRT
1 warship sunk with a total of 355 tons
2 ships damaged with a total of 9,642 GRT

Born:1 Feb 1891 Buer, Recklinghausen 
Died:4 Mar 1919 Skipton (GB) 


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Ranks

1 Apr 1909 Seekadett
12 Apr 1910 Fähnrich zur See
19 Sep 1912 Leutnant zur See
2 May 1915 Oberleutnant zur See

Decorations

 Iron Cross 2nd class
 Iron Cross 1st class
 Hanseatic Cross
 Military Merit Cross (Mecklenburg-Schwerin)

U-boat Commands

UC 413 Sep 1917 - 19 Jan 1918
UC 7531 Jan 1918 - 31 May 1918

Notes

Prisoner of war May 31, 1918.

Ships hit by Walter Schmitz

DateU-boat Name of shipType of shipTonsNat.
 
20 Oct 1917 UC 4 VitalityNavy Trawler202br
13 Nov 1917 UC 4 AxminsterSteamer1,905br
23 Dec 1917 UC 4 Grantley HallSteamer4,008br
 
5 Mar 1918 UC 75 Edouard MarieFishing vessel32be
9 Mar 1918 UC 75 MARGUERITESailing vessel10br
10 Mar 1918 UC 75 SunriseFishing vessel (smack)56br
10 Mar 1918 UC 75 WaveFishing vessel (smack)47br
13 Mar 1918 UC 75 Arno MendiSteamer2,827sp
14 Mar 1918 UC 75 TweedSteamer1,777br
17 Mar 1918 UC 75 Eliza AnneSailing vessel36br
18 Mar 1918 UC 75 Navigator (d.)Steamer3,803br
28 Mar 1918 UC 75 Dryden (d.)Steamer5,839br
16 Apr 1918 UC 75 HungerfordSteamer5,811br
19 Apr 1918 UC 75 War HelmetSteamer8,184br
29 May 1918 UC 75 DirkNavy Trawler181br
31 May 1918 UC 75 Fairy (hms)Destroyer355br
 35,073
14 ships sunk (25,431 tons) and 2 ships damaged (9,642 tons).


Legend
(d.) means the ship was damaged.

Media links


Kaiserliche Marine U-Boote 1914-1918

Dufeil, Yves

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