WWI U-boat commanders

Franz Walther

Oberleutnant zur See (Crew 4/09)

Successes
20 ships sunk with a total of 29,918 GRT
1 ship damaged with a total of 1,477 GRT
2 ships taken as prize with a total of 933 GRT

Born:8 Oct 1890 Wilhelmshaven 
Died:13 Dec 1917 North Sea 


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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

U-boat Commands

UB 2127 Nov 1916 - 9 Sep 1917
UB 7511 Sep 1917 - 10 Dec 1917

Notes

No entry found for this officer.

Ships hit by Franz Walther

DateU-boat Name of shipType of shipTonsNat.
 
16 Feb 1917 UB 21 Lady Annsteamer1,016br
17 Feb 1917 UB 21 ExcelTrawler157br
22 Feb 1917 UB 21 John MilesSteamer687br
29 Mar 1917 UB 21 BywellSteamer1,522br
31 Mar 1917 UB 21 Norden (p.)Steamer776nw
29 Apr 1917 UB 21 VictoriaSteamer1,620br
2 May 1917 UB 21 Rikard NordraakSteamer1,123nw
5 May 1917 UB 21 EDITH CAVELLFishing vessel20br
6 May 1917 UB 21 HaroldSteamer1,679sw
8 May 1917 UB 21 Batavier Ii (p.)Trawler157nl
6 Jun 1917 UB 21 S.n.a. 2Steamer2,294fr
7 Jun 1917 UB 21 Sir FrancisSteamer1,991br
20 Jul 1917 UB 21 TrelyonSteamer3,099br
22 Jul 1917 UB 21 GlowSteamer1,141br
23 Jul 1917 UB 21 VanlandSteamer1,285sw
24 Aug 1917 UB 21 SpringhillSteamer1,507br
4 Nov 1917 UB 75 Lucida (d.)Steamer1,477br
9 Nov 1917 UB 75 Frithjof EideSteamer1,207nw
5 Dec 1917 UB 75 AigburthSteamer824br
6 Dec 1917 UB 75  LedaSteamer1,140nl
7 Dec 1917 UB 75 HighgateSteamer1,780br
8 Dec 1917 UB 75 LampadaSteamer2,230br
9 Dec 1917 UB 75 VenetiaSteamer3,596br
 32,328
22 ships sunk (30,851 tons) and 1 ship damaged (1,477 tons).


Legend
(d.) means the ship was damaged.
(p.) means the ship was taken as prize (included in ships & tonnage lost).
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Media links


Kaiserliche Marine U-Boote 1914-1918

Dufeil, Yves

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