WWI U-boat commanders

Hans Schultheß

Kapitänleutnant (Crew 4/05)

Successes
7 ships sunk with a total of 8,822 GRT

Born:19 Sep 1886  
Died:2 Mar 1929  


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Ranks

1 Apr 1905 Seekadett
7 Apr 1906 Fähnrich zur See
28 Sep 1908 Leutnant zur See
27 Jan 1911 Oberleutnant zur See
See below Kapitänleutnant
28 Jan 1920 Out of naval service

Decorations

 Iron Cross 2nd class
 Iron Cross 1st class

U-boat Commands

A20 Oct 1914 - 10 Jan 1915
U 2313 Jan 1915 - 20 Jul 1915

Notes

Schultheß was taken as a prisoner of war after U 23 was sunk on July 23, 1915. He was interned in Switzerland from December 1916 to August 1918, when he was released and returned to active service. Promoted to Kapitänleutnant on August 28, 1918 with seniority date of November 16, 1915, the date he would have achieved that rank had he not been captured.

Ships hit by Hans Schultheß

DateU-boat Name of shipType of shipTonsNat.
 
13 Mar 1915 U 23 InvergyleSteamer1,794br
15 Mar 1915 U 23 FingalPassenger steamer1,562br
15 May 1915 U 23  MarthaSteamer1,182da
19 May 1915 U 23 ChrysoliteTrawler222br
19 May 1915 U 23 CrimondTrawler173br
19 May 1915 U 23 LucerneTrawler154br
22 May 1915 U 23  MinervaSteamer3,735nw
 8,822
7 ships sunk (8,822 tons).


Legend
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Media links


Kaiserliche Marine U-Boote 1914-1918

Dufeil, Yves

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